You've got to love Strictly Come Dancing; from Mark Wright's tear-jerking speeches, to Caroline Flack's kicks 'n' flicks, this year's show is better than ever. And if you watch it, thinking 'ooh, I need a tan!', you're not alone.
St.Tropez has seen a dramatic 230% increase in sales of their tanning products since the show started - and have dubbed it 'the Strictly effect'.
The stars of Strictly Come Dancing, who this year include pop stars Pixie Lott and Frankie Bridge, Essex babe Mark Wright and TV presenter Caroline Flack, get through an astonishing 10 litres of St.Tropez Classic spray tanning solution during 120 hours (or four and a half days) worth of spray tans each season.
Jules Heptonstall, official tanner on the show, told us: "Strictly Come Dancing is one of those incredible experiences for the celebrities and one by one, they embark on their Strictlification - and that includes their spray tans.
"Pixie Lott had never had a spray tan before, and now she's hooked and thoroughly enjoys her regular weekly tan with me.
"Sunetra didn't realise spray tans can be used on darker skins, after her first spray she instantly saw her complexion evened out and her skin tone lifted - she was heard screaming 'I LOVE IT!'.
"Mark Wright amazingly had never had a spray tan before, I told him he was a shame on Essex, he laughed and in he got - his jaw hit the floor at the results and he couldn't believe how natural it looked.
"Judy Murray also loves her spray tans - we give her light glows to compliment her truly Celtic skin, she's absolutely loving being so glamourous."
When do the celebs squeeze in the tanning appointments? According to Jules, the celebrities (and professionals) spend their Friday afternoons in the spray tanning booth getting ready for Saturday's live show where each will then have their skin 'finished' by Jules and his team of tanning experts who are ready, tanning mitt in hand, to perfect their skin for the cameras.
The backstage tanning team get through a whopping 108 tubes of St.Tropez Skin Illuminator and over 70 bottles of St.Tropez Tan Enhancing Moisturiser keeping the dancers' skin hydrated and glowing under the studio lights.
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