Stricly coming back to Blackpool

The live show last year
The live show last year
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TV bosses say they will bring the magic of Blackpool Tower Ballroom to life for a nation of armchair viewers when the final of Strictly Come Dancing is broadcast in 3D from the resort for the first time.

Viewers will see performers battle it out live from the nation’s favourite dancefloor, as they compete for the prestigious glitterball trophy and the chance to be crowned 2011 champion.

The free-to-air 3D broadcast of the final in December will be available to anyone who has access to a 3D TV set to HD channels – and the public will be able to apply for tickets to see the live Tower show.

And host Sir Bruce Forsyth said: “I’m a bit doubtful of being in 3D because I’ve never been in 3D before.

“I hope my chin doesn’t knock people off their sofas at home.”

BBC bosses have also announced a mid season extravaganza from Wembley Arena – in aid of Children in Need.