Pipa Gordon

We Toured Strictly on Tour!


Like many other families in the UK, we are huge Strictly Come Dancing fans and so this year we decided to get tickets to go and see the live tour. Finally the day arrived last Sunday and off we went to the Birmingham Barclaycard arena!


I don’t think the children have ever seen an arena this big, their jaws dropped as we walked in and saw all the seats, it was beyond exciting! (Smelt a bit sweaty from all the concerts etc that go on there mixed with the vinegar from everyone’s chips but nevertheless was very exciting and definitely added to the atmosphere!)

As expected, the show was fantastic, the rhinestones sparkled way more than on the TV, the music was outstanding, the singing incredible and the dancing as fabulous as ever. However, what was extra magical for us is that afterwards we were able to take a little tour backstage with the Music Director and see all the nuts and bolts that hold such a show together.


Beely’s eyes lit up when she spotted where the girls all change between dances and Myles was thrilled when the sound engineer let him press buttons on the desk!! We didn’t go hunting people down as just seeing how it all worked behind the scenes was enough for us. Saying that, Georgia walked by at one point and she honestly was the same size as Beely!!! We were all a little stunned… Len was right when he called her a pocket rocket!


Then of course there was the glitterball trophy. I like to preserve a bit of magic where we can in life, so we didn’t touch it, we just got REALLY close!!!!!

Such fun, such a treat… and we will always remember to keeeeeep dancing!!

Much love

Pipa x


  1. Diane Wright January 28, 2016 at 9:16 am -  Reply

    Great pics Pipa so pleased you all had a fab time.I would love to see the show. Xx

  2. Denise January 28, 2016 at 10:50 am -  Reply

    Hi Pippa, I’m a big Strictly fan too so I know the excitement of going to see the tour. I finally went for the 1st time last year and it was amazing. I was determined I wasn’t going to miss it again and I’m actually going tonight. I’m beyond excited especially as many of my faves are in the show – Gleb,Anita,Jay etc. I have heard said by fans who have been every year that they think this years show is the best ever so that says it all. Wow how lucky were you to have a backstage tour.
    Keep dancing!
    Denise x

  3. Sue Dominey January 28, 2016 at 7:37 pm -  Reply

    You lucky lucky people , something many of us would love to do . The smiles will be on your face’s for a long time .

  4. Caroline Stewart January 29, 2016 at 12:26 am -  Reply

    Great pics, you all clearly had lots of fun. P.s your daughter’s dress was beautiful, she looked lovely! Xx

  5. Judith Lennon January 30, 2016 at 9:38 am -  Reply

    Hi Pipa
    So pleased you enjoyed the show. I was fortunate to see Strictly last year and it was fab. Everything you say was true about the glitz. This year I’m taking my little granddaughter, my daughter and daughter in law to the Newcastle show as a special girly treat. Can’t wait. Judith X

  6. Christine February 2, 2016 at 8:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa I am strictly fan as well. As Brucie would say your favourite . X

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