VIDEO: Grand day out for Miss Teen GB girls

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These girls have been enjoying all the fun of the fair.

The Miss Teen GB Junior contestants were in town and paid a visit to the Pleasure Beach ahead of the beauty pageant’s grand final this evening.

Teen GB finalists having fun at the Pleasure Beach.

Teen GB finalists having fun at the Pleasure Beach.

The girls, aged between 11 and 15, enjoyed going on the attraction’s rides, meeting some of its colourful characters – including Wallace and Gromit, eating candy floss and ice-cream and all the usual summer holiday fun.

At the weekend, the girls in the older category, aged 15 to 19, will have their turn for a fun morning at the Pleasure Beach, before a special pyjama party and the grand final on Sunday night, at the Globe Theatre.

Holly Ikin, director of Miss Teen Great Britain, said: “The girls have absolutely loved it so far. They had so much fun at the Pleasure Beach.

“Some of them had never been to Blackpool, they are from right across the country, including Northern Ireland. The girls went on the rides, met Wallace and Gromit and danced with them, they’ve really been into the seaside spirit. With the town being so busy for the Switch-On, it’s all added to a great atmosphere.

“All the contestants have been having an amazing time here in Blackpool. The girls are looking forward to the final now. And the older girls can’t wait until it’s their turn too.”

The annual Miss Teen GB contest aims to be a positive, confidence-building experience for girls and help them make new friends and isn’t just about the girls being pretty faces.

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