Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour has announced the first celebrity names for its lineup.
The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour has announced the first celebrity names joining its lineup.
The 2023 arena tour will see Will Mellor, Ellie Simmonds and Tyler West perform for audiences across 31 shows.
Fans of the show can now get their hands on tickets from Ticketmaster.
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The cast of the tour will perform live for audiences across the UK, with the tour starting on January 20 in Birmingham and ending on February 12 in Glasgow.
He will also visit sites in Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle, London and Belfast.
Simmonds said: “Strictly has been such an amazing and emotional experience for me – it’s given me a huge boost of confidence and a feeling that anything is possible! So to be able to continue my journey on the tour next year is going to be unbelievable.
They will be joined by Anton Du Beke who will be part of the live tour jury for the first time alongside Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood.
While Janette Manrara, who hosts a spin-off show Strictly: it takes two on BBC Two, will return to host the tour live.
The upcoming tour is set to feature more celebrities and professional dancers from the latest series – and 20th overall – of the hit BBC show.
I would like to talk to whoever asked Nikita and Carlos to dance together for Adam Lambert’s performance…and ask them to do it again every week.
—Michael Patterson (@michaelp93) October 9, 2022
This year’s series features two historic same-sex couples with comedian Jayde Adams and professional dancer Karen Hauer and presenter Richie Anderson with professional dancer Giovanni Pernice.
Explaining his decision to choose a same-sex partner, Adams said, “I think my partnership with Karen is more about sisterhood, and if you’re in the dance business, what I was like as a kid, the kind of girl and all – male partnerships [are] quite banal.
“Also to be honest with you, if I was in a male couple, show me one of the guys that lifts me up. Now I’m going to be able to throw Karen Hauer on that dance floor. She’s overtaking me, I’m damn it!” she joked.
As Anderson revealed: “They said they wanted me to be on Strictly this year and they were like, ‘Do you want to be with a female or male partner?’
Richie explained that it was her longtime boyfriend, Dean Eagles, who encouraged her to enter the contest as part of an all-male pair.
“When I spoke to my other half Dean, it was our 10th anniversary, and he was like, ‘You have to do this’ and it’s Pride’s 50th anniversary in the UK.”
You can find the full dates for the Strictly Come Dancing Live tour below, as well as how to get tickets.
How to get tickets
Tickets for the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour are now available through Ticketmaster.
They are priced from £35 to £95 plus booking fee.
Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour Dates
- January 20-22 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
- January 24-25 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
- January 26-27 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
- January 28-29 – Manchester, AO Arena
- January 31 – Sheffield, Utilita Arena
- February 1-2 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
- February 3-5 – London, The O2 Arena
- February 7-8 – Belfast SSE Arena
- February 10-12 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro