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The singer said she didn't want nerves to spoil the memory of dancing in Blackpool's Tower Ballroom. Sophie says it was lovely and the theft didn't spoil it - it was just opportunistic and police are looking into it.
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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Police in Blackpool are investigating after thieves stole from a dressing room being used by stars of Strictly Come Dancing.