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Strictly Come Dancing stars share hilarious photos as they enjoy night of partying in Blackpool

They are said to have partied until 5am!

The stars of Strictly Come Dancing look to have enjoyed a good knees up in Blackpool following their annual special last night - despite reports claiming they had been banned from going out on the town.

Celebrities and dancers are said to have enjoyed a night of partying until 5am, according to the Mirror - and also celebrated the birthdays of Gemma Atkinson and Janette Manrara.

Former contestant Gemma shared a snap of herself and Janette all glammed up as they pulled faces for the camera.

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So.... today’s our Birthday. @jmanrara

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Gemma captioned the post: "So.... today’s our Birthday. @jmanrara."

Gemma was joined by her boyfriend Gorka Marquez and he shared a snap of the couple before their night.

The dancer, who welcomed daughter Mia with Gemma earlier this year, captioned the post: "Mum and Dad are OUT! Birthday celebrations."

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Mum and Dad are OUT! Birthday celebrations @glouiseatkinson ♥️

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Meanwhile, Janette attended with her husband and fellow dancer Aljaž Škorjanec for the bash.

After last night's live show ended and they pre-recorded Sunday's results show, the rest of the Strictly cast joined the party.

The party glasses are a prop for our friends hen-do.

The show's hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly were among the party-goers.

Tess shared a Boomerang clip of herself and Tess dancing while sporting glittery sunglasses.

The presenter captioned the post: "YES we are dancing.

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YES we are dancing✨✨ (the party glasses are a prop for our friends hen do ) #Blackpool #amy

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"The party glasses are a prop for our friends hen-do."

Claudia also shared a snap of herself and Tess, still sporting the funky glasses.

She joked: "Sorry Blackpool."

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Sorry Blackpool.

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The pair were also seen dancing through their hotel corridor on their Instagram Stories, alongside the caption: "Blackpool."

Loved-up pair Kevin Clifton and Stacey Dooley were also at the celebrations.

Former contestant Stacey shared a video to her Instagram Stories as she showed off her glittery outfit.

She said: "I've come dressed as the [Glitter]ball. Good luck everyone, can't wait."

It comes after a night of glitz and glamour for the cast as they performed at the iconic Blackpool Tower ballroom.

Last night's show took place inside the iconic Blackpool Tower ballroom (Credit: BBC)

Read more: Strictly Come Dancing viewers hail Blackpool show a triumph

Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse topped the leaderboard along with Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden, with both couples receiving 39 points out of 40 by the judges.

Michelle Visage and Giovanni Pernice found themselves at the bottom of the leaderboard but still got an impressive 32 points.

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