Strictly Come Dancing: The Spectacular AXED

It hadn't been popular

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The Strictly Come Dancing Spectacular has been cancelled.

The event, billed as “the ultimate day out”, was supposed to last for four days.

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It was set to include shows by the judges, the opportunity to dance with some of the pros, and have pictures taken with previous contestants.

But it had already come under fire for some of the pricey extras they were asking for.

On top of the £70 ticket per person for an adult, a picture with one of the judges, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli or Craig Revel Horwood, would have set you back another £26.80 per person.

It was the same fee to have a photo taken with hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.

It would have been slightly cheaper to have a snap with a pro dancer, and even less to have one with former contestants including EastEnders star Jake Wood and Andy Murray’s mum, Judy.

A statement on The BBC Worldwide events website read:

“It is with regret that Strictly Come Dancing: The Spectacular has been cancelled.”

“Demand for this event has not been as strong as we had hoped so we’ve taken the difficult decision to cancel it.”

The BBC added that all customers who’d already purchased tickets would get a “full refund”.

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Speaking to Digital Spy, a BBC Worldwide spokesperson said:

“Our Strictly Live Tour remains incredibly popular, but unfortunately demand for this new event has not been as strong as we had hoped and we have had to take the difficult decision to cancel it.

“We are sorry for any disappointment this has caused and all ticket holders will be refunded.”