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Strictly board game granted glittering launch

Judge Craig Revel Horwood and professional dancer Ian Waite turn out for press launch.

For those of us who get struck down by ‘Strictly fever’, September is a stand out month of the year as the popular show makes its return to BBC One on Saturday nights.

This year, however, fans can also get their hands on Strictly Come Dancing: The Board Game to further immerse themselves in the brand.

Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood (whose voice features in the game) and professional dancer and star of Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, Ian Waite were at a special press launch of the IDEAL Games product last Friday (September 7), ahead of the launch of this year’s series.

The event saw guests treated to a group dance lesson – which focused on steps from the Cha Cha Cha – as well as the chance to try out the new board game.

Players pair with an in-game professional dancer and journey through training where they must answer trivia questions, take on fun challenges and perform mini dance-offs.

The two players who make it to the game’s ‘live final’ can perform a dance to one of the six tunes that are played on the revolving glitterball speaker, or they take on the finger Cha Cha challenge.

“I think Strictly Come Dancing: The Board Game will be fab-u-lous enjoyment for all,” said Craig (pictured above with Ian). “It means everyone can join in some Strictly Come Dancing inspired fun which gets a 10 from me, darling!”

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