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The celebrity line-up for the 2020 Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour has been announced.
Catherine Tyldesley, Emma Barton, Saffron Barker, Mike Bushell, Kelvin Fletcher, Alex Scott and Karim Zeroual will all perform next year.
All seven celebrities competed in this year’s BBC One series and will now tour the biggest entertainment venues across the UK and Dublin for 33 live shows in January and February 2020, donning their sparkling costumes and dancing shoes once more.
The news follows organisers of the tour confirming the judging panel earlier in October.
TV judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, who will also direct the live show, and Bruno Tonioli are all set to appear as the tour takes in shows in Birmingham, Aberdeen, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham and London throughout early 2020.
Head judge Shirley Ballas comments: “I had such a wonderful time this year on my first Strictly tour, so I’m really looking forward to doing it again in 2020! The fans at the arena shows were absolutely amazing – I can’t wait to get the show on the road next January”.
The tour will once again feature fans’ favourite celebrities, professional dancers and judges recreating their most iconic performances from the hit BBC One show.
The famous judges will be joined by 2018 TV show winner Stacey Dooley, who is returning to the Strictly fold to host the tour for the first time.
“I’m so excited to be joining the Strictly gang again and can’t wait to experience it from a different perspective! I’m really looking forward to hosting the tour as I know it’ll be a blast,” said Dooley about the upcoming tour. “I had such an amazing time last year, I hope I’ll find a way to get those dancing shoes back on again too!”
The 17th series of Strictly Come Dancing kicked off on BBC One on Saturday 21 September 2019.
Celebs currently competing for the Glitterball trophy are; former England footballer Alex Scott, presenter Anneka Rice, former Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley, comedian Chris Ramsey, former England goalkeeper David James, Radio 1 presenter Dev Griffin, EastEnders actress Emma Barton, fashion model Emma Weymouth, Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher (replacing Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing), CBBC presenter Karim Zeroual, RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage, BBC Breakfast sports reporter Mike Bushell, YouTuber Saffron Barker and Paralympic table tennis player Will Bayley.
The 2018 series of the popular BBC competition was won by Dooley and her partner Kevin Clifton.
A yearly tradition, several of the most popular celebrities from the show alongside their professional dancing partners will be showcasing their best performances from their time on Strictly Come Dancing live on tour this winter.
Audiences not only get to watch the stars perform roof-raising routines, but they also have the power to decide who wins the coveted Glitterball Trophy at the end of each show. The tour judges will, as always, provide feedback and scores after each performance, with the audiences voting via text and ultimately deciding who wins.
Here are the dates for next year’s Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour:
16 January 2020 – Arena Birmingham
17 January 2020 – Arena Birmingham
18 January 2020 – Arena Birmingham
19 January 2020 – Arena Birmingham
21 January 2020 – P&J Live Arena, Aberdeen
22 January 2020 – P&J Live Arena, Aberdeen
24 January 2020 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
25 January 2020 – Manchester Arena
26 January 2020 – Manchester Arena
1 February 2020 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
2 February 2020 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
4 February 2020 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
5 February 2020 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
7 February 2020 – The O2, London
8 February 2020 – The O2, London
9 February 2020 – The O2, London
Tickets for the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk