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Strictly Come Dancing fan event cancelled due to poor ticket sales

The news comes after the event was blasted for its expensive prices.

A Strictly Come Dancing fan event has been cancelled due to poor demand.

Fans have been able to see their favourite professional dancers and contestants during the annual Strictly Come Dancing live tour but it was announced in March (16) that they would be able to get even closer and meet them at "The Ultimate Day Out”, a fan event called Strictly Come Dancing: The Spectacular, which was due to take place at London's Excel Centre on 22 to 25 June (17).

However, organisers have now announced on the event's website that it has been called off.

“It is with regret that Strictly Come Dancing: The Spectacular has been cancelled," the statement read. “Demand for this event has not been as strong as we had hoped so we’ve taken the difficult decision to cancel it.

“See Tickets will begin processing refunds for all online and phone orders immediately... We are sorry for any disappointment caused as a result of this decision.”

The news comes shortly after the event received backlash after fans discovered they would have to spend almost £400 on top of the £72 entrance fee if they wanted to get selfies with all the stars on the bill, including judges Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood and host Tess Daly, which cost almost £27 each.

Selfies with dancers such as Anton du Beke, Natalie Lowe, Aljaz Skorjanec and Oti Mabuse were slightly cheaper, costing almost £22, and celebrity contestants like Jake Wood, Judy Murray, Anita Rani, and Alison Hammond cost £15.

Fourth judge Len Goodman left the series at the end of 2016 and rumours have been swirling for months about his replacement but nothing official has been announced yet.

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