Tonight’s Strictly Come Bingo – LACKPOOL SPECIAL EDITION. A swing of something disappointing for any occurrence of the following:
- Extraneous seaside tat – kiss-me-quick hats, candyfloss, sticks of rock
- Anyone mentioning how gutted they are not to be in Blackpool this year
- Montages of people who live in Blackpool being sad
- A Lackpool ten
- CGI seagulls
Evening all, and welcome to this week’s Strictly Come Dancing liveblog! We’ve made to Week 5, which is the midway point for this year’s dance extravaganza. Ordinarily we’d been off to Blackpool tonight, but the Coronacoaster at the end of the pier has put paid to that. So instead they’re bringing Blackpool to Elstree for a Zone 6 suburban seaside special. Thank you for all your excellent suggestions for what we could call this arrangement – I think it has to be ‘Lackpool’.
Kick off tonight is at 7.15pm, so please join me then. Lacklustre dressing up is encouraged – maybe a feather boa that your dog has had a chew on, or some glittery shoes with a flappy sole. Bring some sub-par snacks and a bottle of wine you wouldn’t drink under any other circumstances and I’ll see you then!