THE Strictly Come Dancing professionals and celebrities have given fans a glimpse inside the Tower Ballroom ahead of the Blackpool show this weekend.

Week nine is special for the competitors of the BBC dancing show as they get to take to the famous stage.

Their excitement has been clear to everyone as they shared a glimpse of their preparations for tonight’s Strictly.

YouTube star Saffron Baker, who lives in Rottingdean and is partnered with A J Pritchard, posted photos and videos of the group dance number rehearsals.

They showed a huge set, with a moon hanging above the stage and big lamp posts scattered around.

The ballroom was illuminated with spotlights, showcasing the golden balconies and chandeliers.

Saffron also posed with friend Michelle Visage – who is partnered with Giovanni Pernice – showing they are all smiles before the big event.

Most of the cast travelled up to the northern city on Thursday on a first class train.

Michelle will be dancing a street and commercial

routine to Madonna track Vogue.

Saffron and A J are hoping to impress with a quickstep to Marvellous Party by Beverley Knight.

Last week Michelle Visage and Giovanni beat Mike Bushell and Katya Jones in the dance off after judges chose to save her instead.