A town centre pub is welcoming Strictly Come Dancing fans into its premises tomorrow, Saturday, to show support for the two Bury-born finalists.

The Marketside Tavern at Mill Gate Shopping Centre will be screening the BBC show final when it starts at 7pm so customers can cheer on actors Layton Williams and Ellie Leach.

Layton is best known on TV for playing opposite Jack Whitehall as Stephen Carmichael in Bad Education series, while Ellie is known for her role as Faye Windass on Coronation Street.

Bury Times: The Marketplace Tavern

Co-owner of 'The Tavern, George Stephens, said: "We are happy to be supporting Bury natives Layton and Ellie in the Strictly Come Dancing Final, we will be showing it live at 'The Tavern' on Saturday evening and are really looking forward to it.

"It will be great to see people come down to show their support and enjoy a few festive drinks whilst doing so! Looking forward to a top evening".

Staff at the Mill Gate have also thrown their support behind Layton throughout his time on Strictly with him contacting the centre to thank it for its backing while he has been on the show.

Strictly Come Dancing star Layton on his mission to inspire

Bury Times: Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin (Picture: Guy Levy/BBC)

Ellie Leach is 'much more confident' since starting Strictly Come Dancing

They added that they were keen to take Layton up on his suggestion by offering the community a space to raise a glass to the two Bury stars, who are joined by Bobby Brazier to make up the final three.

Last weekend, Layton, 29, and his dance partner Nikita Kuzmin topped Saturday night's leaderboard with a combined score of 116 points from their two dances and last week's performance - including a 40 for their Charleston, which earned a rare standing ovation from Revel Horwood.

Brothers and friend to open The Marketside Tavern near Bury Market

Bury Times: Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola during their appearance on the live show on Saturday for BBC1’s

Meanwhile, Ellie, 22, said she was a “completely different person” at the semi-final stage of the BBC competition, compared with when it began in September after being paired with professional Vito Coppola.

“I think that I didn’t realise how much of a personal journey I would go on throughout Strictly, I think that I’m so much more confident in myself now,” she said.

The family friendly Marketside Tavern will be open from 12pm on Saturday for those who wish to attend before Strictly final gets underway at 7pm.