Strictly Come Dancing UK arena tour announces first celebrity names for its lineup

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 touring cast will perform live for audiences across the UK, with the tour kicking off on 20 January in Birmingham and finishing up on 12 February in Glasgow.

It will also visit venues in Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle, London and Belfast.

Simmonds said: “Strictly was a such an incredible life-changing and emotional experience for me – it gave me a huge confidence boost and the feeling that anything is possible! So, to be able to continue my journey on the tour next year is going to be amazing.”

They’ll be joined by Anton Du Beke who will be part of the live tour judging panel for the first time alongside Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood.

While Janette Manrara, who hosts spin-off show Strictly: It Takes Two on BBC Two, will return to host the live tour.

The upcoming tour is set to feature more celebrities and professional dancers from the latest series – and 20th overall – of the hit BBC show.

This year’s series features a historic two same-sex couplings with comedian Jayde Adams and professional dancer, Karen Hauer and presenter Richie Anderson with professional dancer, Giovanni Pernice.

Explaining her decision choose a same-sex partner, Adams said: “I think my partnership with Karen is more about sisterhood, and if you’re in the dance world, which I was as a child, the sort of all-girl and all-male partnerships [are] quite commonplace.

“Also, to be honest with you, if I was in a male partnership, show me one of the lads that’s lifting me. I’m now going to be able to throw Karen Hauer around that dance floor. She’s going over my head, I don’t care!” she joked.

While Anderson revealed: “They said they want me to be on Strictly this year and they were like, ‘Do you want to be with a female or male partner?'”

Richie explained it was his long-term boyfriend, Dean Eagles, who encouraged him to enter the competition as part of an all-male duo.

“When I spoke to my other half Dean, it was our 10-year anniversary, and he was like, ‘You have to,’ and it’s the 50th anniversary of Pride in the UK.”

You can find out the full Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour dates below, plus how to get tickets.

How to get tickets

Tickets for the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour are now available via Ticketmaster.

They’re priced at £35-£95 plus booking fees.

Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour dates

  • 20-22 January – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
  • 24-25 January – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
  • 26-27 January – Leeds, First Direct Arena
  • 28-29 January – Manchester, AO Arena
  • 31 January – Sheffield, Utilita Arena
  • 1-2 February – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
  • 3-5 February – London, The O2 Arena
  • 7-8 February – Belfast SSE Arena
  • 10-12 February – Glasgow, OVO Hydro