Strictly does Blackpool! Stars and pros show no sign of rivalry as they snap a selfie on the train ahead of the biggest night of the competition to date
With just one month before the grande finale, competition is really heating up.
But the Strictly stars showed no signs of rivalry as they posed together for a train selfie en-route to Blackpool on Thursday.
The group- comprising of Michelle Visage, Alex Scott, Neil Jones, Giovanni Pernice, Chris Ramsey and Karen Hauer- appeared in high spirits as they headed to the coveted Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Keep dancing! Strictly stars posed for a selfie en-route to Blackpool on Thursday (L-R Karen Hauer,Michelle Visage, Alex Scott, Neil Jones, Giovanni Pernice and Chris Ramsey)
Michelle posted the snap on her Instagram: 'Friends headed to BLACKPOOL! Yaaaaassss, Kelvin Fletcher'.
AJ Pritchard, Saffron Barker, Kelvin Fletcher, Oti Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and Emma Barton also headed to the seaside resort but were not present in the photo.
Katya Jones, 30, cut a lonely figure as she arrived without Mike Bushell, 53, after he was evicted from the competition last week.
All by myself: Katya Jones, 30, cut a lonely figure as she arrived without Mike Bushell, 53, after he was evicted from the competition last week
High spirits: Her ex-husband Neil, 37, meanwhile, appeared over the moon as he left his first class carriage with Alex Scott, 35
Take on the cha-cha-chill in Ted Baker like Alex
Alex Scott and the rest of the Strictly Come Dancing gang are heading to Blackpool and to keep wrapped up against the winter chill during their journey Alex Scott has dug out her winter wear.
The sports pundit cosied up in a wool coat by Ted Baker and a check scarf but slipped on Nike trainers to complete the look.
The striped midi coat is crafted with a unique striped pattern and features a wrap magnetic fastening and a tie waist to flatter the figure. To finish with a touch of Ted Baker elegance, rose-gold hardware trims have been added.
Sadly, as much as we rave about Alex’s coat, it has now sold out. However, check out Ted’s latest winter offerings via the link (right) and then head to the carousel to snap up her shoes.
Alternatively, opt for a woolly number from our round-up which covers all high-to-low budgets with look-alikes by Michael Michael Kors, Topshop and Scotch & Soda.
Lugging a suitcase, Katya wrapped up in a white I love Black pool hoodie, oversized grey coat and chunky black and white scarf.
Her ex-husband Neil, 37, meanwhile, appeared over the moon as he left his first class carriage with Alex Scott, 35.
The pair put on a giggly display as they walked down the platform with their large suitcases.
Having a laugh: The pair put on a giggly display as they walked down the platform with their large suitcases
Casually-clad: Lugging a suitcase, Katya wrapped up in a white I love Black pool hoodie, oversized grey coat and chunky black and white scarf
Sticking together: Michelle and Giovanni brushed off rumours they didn't get on as they departed the train side-by-side
Keeping warm: The Drag Race star bundled up in a leopard print coat which she teamed with black cargo pants
Cosy: Michelle also wore a matching leopard-print scarf to keep warm
Dazzling: Michelle wore a glamorous palette of make-up for the outing, and wore tinted shades
Blackpool is the week that every Strictly contestant wants to reach, with it being the last major milestone before the final.
Alex and Neil's arrival in Blackpool comes after the professional dancer admitted it was 'hard to watch' her perform with Kevin Clifton and confessed he 'felt like he let her down' over his injury.
Appearing on Wednesday's installment of This Morning, Neil said: 'It was hard, I didn’t care about my injury, at that moment I thought about Alex, I felt like I had let her down because I got injured.
Energetic: AJ Pritchard and Saffron Barker looked excited to arrive in the resort town
Ready for rehearsals: The duo were casually-clad as they strolled through the station
Dream team: AJ and Saffron couldn't help but smile as they posed for snaps at their hotel
Spring in their step: AJ and Saffron will perform a lively Quickstep on Saturday's show, dancing to Beverley Knight's Marvellous Party
Happy: Blackpool is the week every Strictly contestant wants to reach, with it being the last major milestone before the final but Karen Hauer and Chris Ramsey showed no signs of nerves
Bringing the fun: The comedian and Karen will salsa to Uptown Funk in Saturday's upcoming show
Feeling the cold: Chris looked a little chilly as he headed down the platform
'I wanted her to get through, get everything right, she was the best person!' gushed Kevin.
When quizzed about the reports claiming she was 'disappointed' to be reunited with Neil after having two weeks dancing with Kevin, Alex rubbished the claims.
She insisted: 'No, that’s why I woke up Sunday morning actually gutted, I had started blossoming when we were doing the Charleston it wasn’t due to Kevin.
'I had found this confidence, you wake up to those headlines, oh no, my partner is going to think I don’t like him anyway.
'That is where social media come in positively, I put out a tweet saying it’s not true, what people see on the show is not an act!'
Pop of colour: Oti Mabuse looked stylish as she wrapped up in a bright pink scarf
Pals: Oti was joined by her dance partner Kelvin Fletcher during her outing
Comfy: Alex Scott wrapped up in a striped coat, while she kept warm in a red beanie
Dapper: Alex's dance partner Neil Jones, who returned from injury last week, kept warm in a longline black coat and gloves
Out of the race: Despite being booted off the show last Sunday, Katya was still happy to be at Blackpool, and sported an I heart BPL hoodie underneath her coat
Sharp: Anton du Beke looked dapper in a grey pea coat, which he teamed with light grey jeans
Prepared: Emma Barton looked warm in her large black coat, jeans and UGG boots