Strictly stars stage Last Tango in resort

Former Strictly favourites Vincent and Flavia bring their final tour The Last Tango to Blackpool in 2016

Former Strictly favourites Vincent and Flavia bring their final tour The Last Tango to Blackpool in 2016

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Two of Strictly Come Dancing’s most popular stars are saving the last dance for Blackpool – the home of ballroom.

Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have today announced their final dance show tour The Last Tango, with a week’s run at the Grand Theatre next summer, The Gazette can exclusively reveal.

The Last Tango is going to showcase our best work and most beautiful dance moves before we finally say farewell to theatre.

Flavia Cacace

The duo are currently wowing crowds in the Olivier Award-nominated Dance ‘Til Dawn, and the new show promises an ‘intimate, passionate and explosive experience’.

After 20 years of dancing together, they are preparing to take on new projects, and will bid a fond farewell to audiences with the new tour.

Flavia said: “We have had such a fantastic time creating and dancing in Midnight Tango and Dance ’Til Dawn.

“It’s an incredible experience to perform live in front of our wonderful audience night after night, but all good things must come to an end, so we’re creating our final ever theatre show.

“It’s going to be intimate, intense and full of our award-winning Argentine tango. 

“The Last Tango is going to showcase our best work and most beautiful dance moves before we finally say farewell to theatre.”

The Argentine tango specialists soon became firm favourites when they joined the Strictly Come Dancing professionals’ line-up in 2006, bowing out after Flavia’s 2012 series victory with gymnast Louis Smith.

While they’ve danced in Blackpool at countless competitions, and in Strictly Come Dancing’s Tower Ballroom specials, this is the first time they’ve ventured to the home of ballroom with their touring productions.

Vincent added: “The last few years have been amazing – we’ve loved it.

“It may be our final theatre tour but we’re going to go out with a bang – this is going to be our best show yet.”

The show promises to be a feast for the senses and is a ‘must-see’ for any Strictly Come Dancing fan.

The 33-week tour will set off in September, coming to the Grand from Monday, June 27 to Saturday, July 2 2016.

Tickets go on sale today at 10am. Call (01253) 290190.