Sophie dances a waltz at Blackpool Tower Ballroom

The Countess of Wessex has followed in the footsteps of Strictly stars by dancing a waltz in the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Sophie visited the tourist attraction and the seaside town’s Grand Theatre to mark their 125th anniversaries.

The countess gave a nod to her partner as they were about to start, and joined other couples, who regularly take part in lessons, on the sprung dance floor on Tuesday.

Buckingham Palace posted footage of Sophie’s waltz on its official Twitter account.

The Tower Ballroom plays host to the popular BBC One show Strictly Come Dancing for one episode each season, with the opportunity to dance there one of the highlights for the celebrity contestants.

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