Strictly Come Dancing's stars and pros enjoy some rare time off training as they ride the rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

They've been competing against each other for 14 weeks.

But the Strictly Come Dancing contestants put any rivalry to one side as they enjoyed a rollercoaster ride at Blackpool's Pleasure Beach on Thursday, ahead of the biggest night in the competition to date. 

Michelle Visage, 51, Giovanni Pernice, 29, Karim Zeroual, 26, Amy Dowden, 28, Oti Mabuse, 29, and Kelvin Fletcher, 35, could be seen screaming as they took their turn on ICON, Blackpool's 52mph roller coaster.

All smiles! The Strictly Come Dancing contestants put any rivalry to one side as they enjoyed a rollercoaster at Blackpool's Pleasure Beach on Thursday

All smiles! The Strictly Come Dancing contestants put any rivalry to one side as they enjoyed a rollercoaster at Blackpool's Pleasure Beach on Thursday

The celebrities and their dance partners took a much needed break from their hectic schedules to enjoy the day, ahead of filming rehearsals in the seaside town on Friday.

As they arrived at the Blackpool Tower early on Friday morning, Michelle wrapped up in the same leopard print jacket she was pictured in the day before.

The Drag Race star kept it casual in a pair of silver sliders and black leggings, while shielding her eyes from the rising sun in orange tinted shades.

High spirits: Michelle Visage, 51, and dance partner Giovanni Pernice, 29, were seen heading inside the Blackpool Tower on Friday ahead of rehearsals for Saturday's show

High spirits: Michelle Visage, 51, and dance partner Giovanni Pernice, 29, were seen heading inside the Blackpool Tower on Friday ahead of rehearsals for Saturday's show 

Blackpool fan: The Drag Race star wrapped up in a leopard print fur-look coat, which she teamed with leggings, shades and silver sliders

Blackpool fan: The Drag Race star wrapped up in a leopard print fur-look coat, which she teamed with leggings, shades and silver sliders 

Ready for it: Katya Jones, 30, and fellow pro Anton Du Beke, 53, headed inside as they prepared to practice their group routines
Exciting times: Anton Du Beke, 53, looked thrilled at the prospect of another exciting week in the competition

Ready for it: Katya Jones, 30, and fellow pro Anton Du Beke, 53, headed inside as they prepared to practice their group routines 

Excited to be back! Dianne Buswell, 30, seemed to be in high spirits as she headed back into the fray after her shock exit with dance partner Dev Griffin, 34, earlier in the series

Excited to be back! Dianne Buswell, 30, seemed to be in high spirits as she headed back into the fray after her shock exit with dance partner Dev Griffin, 34, earlier in the series 

Bright eyed: Katya carried a white and gold gift bag in one hand and wrapped a black and white scarf around her neck to shield herself from the coastal winds

Bright eyed: Katya carried a white and gold gift bag in one hand and wrapped a black and white scarf around her neck to shield herself from the coastal winds

She was joined by her dance partner Giovanni, who wore grey tracksuit bottoms, trainers and a baseball cap. 

He kept warm in a black coat and gloves as the pair headed inside the venue.

Katya Jones, 30, wore a large grey coat, after her dance partner, BBC Breakfast star Mike Bushell, 53, was evicted from the competition last week. 

She carried a white and gold gift bag in one hand and wrapped a black and white scarf around her neck to shield herself from the coastal winds.

Early morning: Gorka Marquez, 29

Early morning: Gorka Marquez, 29, stuck his tongue out as he walked into the venue

Fan selfies: Aljaž Škorjanec, 29, snapped away as he headed inside
Fan selfies: Neil Jones, 37, was happy to oblige for dedicated fans of the show

Fan selfies: Show pros Aljaž Škorjanec, 29, (left) and Neil Jones, 37, (right) posed with fans as they took photos before rehearsals began

Chic: Johannes Radebe, 32, looked dapper as he stepped out in a fur trimmed black coat, carrying a leather backpack in one hand and a coffee cup in the other

Chic: Johannes Radebe, 32, looked dapper as he stepped out in a fur trimmed black coat, carrying a leather backpack in one hand and a coffee cup in the other

Another Strictly professional, Dianne Buswell, 30, seemed to be in high spirits as she headed back into the fray after her shock exit with her dance partner Dev Griffin, 34, earlier in the series.

The Australian dancer smiled and waved to fans standing outside the studio with her trademark red locks scooped over one shoulder.

She carried a pink coffee cup and stood out in a bright orange coat.

Cosy: Emma Barton, 42, teamed a cosy pair of beige UGG boots with a knee-length thick winter coat

Cosy: Emma Barton, 42, teamed a cosy pair of beige UGG boots with a knee-length thick winter coat

Fans: Kevin Clifton, 37, posed for fan selfies as he made his way inside, clutching a takeout coffee from Caffe Nero

Fans: Kevin Clifton, 37, posed for fan selfies as he made his way inside, clutching a takeout coffee from Caffe Nero 

Aljaž Škorjanec, 29, Neil Jones, 37, Alex Scott, 35, and Kevin Clifton, 37, each posed with fans as they took photos before rehearsals began.

Blackpool is the week that every Strictly contestant wants to reach, with it being the last major milestone before the final.

Alex and Neil Jones' arrival in Blackpool comes after the professional dancer admitted it was 'hard to watch' her perform with Kevin and confessed he 'felt like he let her down' over his injury.

Scarves: Karen Hauer, 37

All wrapped up: Pro Karen Hauer, 37, kept warm in a wool coat and injected a touch of glamour with a Louis Vuitton handbag

Jokes: AJ Pritchard, 25, leant back as he jovially pointed towards his celebrity dance partner Saffron Barker, 19

Jokes: AJ Pritchard, 25, leant back as he jovially pointed towards his celebrity dance partner Saffron Barker, 19

Cosy: Alex Scott and Neil Jones arrival in Blackpool comes after the professional dancer admitted it was 'hard to watch' her perform with Kevin while he was injured

Cosy: Alex Scott and Neil Jones arrival in Blackpool comes after the professional dancer admitted it was 'hard to watch' her perform with Kevin while he was injured 

Appearing on Wednesday's 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.

'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.

Stunning: Professional Nadiya Bychkova, 30, grinned as she wore a grey ensemble

Stunning: Professional Nadiya Bychkova, 30, grinned as she wore a grey ensemble

Close: Aljaz Skorjanec, 29, and Janette Manrara, 35

Happy couple: Married professionals Aljaz Skorjanec, 29, and Janette Manrara, 35, cuddled up together as they headed inside for a day of rehearsals 

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!'     

Having a laugh: Karim and Amy  laughed and joked

Having a laugh: Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden laughed and joked as they spoke to fans waiting outside Blackpool Tower

Strictly Come Dancing stars and pros enjoy time off training as they ride rollercoaster in Blackpool

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