Strictly thieves were 'opportunistic'

Strictly Come Dancing star Sophie Ellis-Bextor says the thieves who struck contestants' dressing rooms while the show was on air were "opportunistic".

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Strictly Come Dancing's Sophie Ellis-Bextor says thieves were "opportunistic"

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Lancashire Police are investigating the incident in which a number of valuables, including an iPad, phone and jewellery, are said to have been stolen from an area used by female competitors.

The thefts occurred when the BBC1 show headed to Blackpool for a heat which took place at the Tower Ballroom. Appearing as a guest on ITV's Daybreak this morning, Ellis-Bextor said: "It was just an opportunistic thing. The police are looking into it."

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