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STRICTLY COME DANCING 10TH ANNIVERSARY LIVE TOUR

 

Strictly Come Dancing 10th Anniversary Live Tour Starts 20 JANUARY – 12 FEBRUARY 2017

STARRING TV JUDGES LEN GOODMAN & CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD

WITH GUEST JUDGE, FORMER STRICTLY PROFESSIONAL DANCER AND STAR OF ‘IT TAKES TWO’ KAREN HARDY

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Celebrating 10 FAB-U-LOUS years, the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour extravaganza is back on the road in January 2017 for 30 spectacular super-sized shows across the country! Tickets for the UK Tour will go on sale today at 10am on 23 September 2016 (pre-sale from 21 September).

BBC One’s hugely popular entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing returns to TV screens later this month with a new exciting celebrity line-up and a host of breathtaking dance routines guaranteed to leave audiences spellbound. And Strictly’s Live Tour is no different – this must-see event for fans of all ages brings the magic of the TV show to an arena near you.

This year’s tour will star TV Judges Len Goodman and Craig Revel Horwood. They will be joined on the judging panel by former Strictly professional dancer and winner of the 2006 series, Karen Hardy. The tour will also feature a brand new host, Countryfile’s Anita Rani, who was a semi-finalist in the 2015 series and a contestant on this year’s live tour.

Craig Revel Horwood will direct the tour for the seventh year, creating all of the showbiz sparkle, breathtaking choreography and incredible live music that Strictly is famous for – audiences can experience everything that they love about the TV show live on stage.

Head Judge Len Goodman said: “The live tour always has such a great atmosphere and the 10th anniversary tour will definitely be one to remember, especially as this will come as I complete my final year on the TV series as Head Judge. Rest assured audiences, this tour will be a ten from Len!”

Craig Revel Horwood added: “I am very pleased to be back on tour with legendary Len and also welcoming Karen to the tour’s judging panel. This 10th year is going to be bigger and better than ever before. We’ll be pulling out all the stops to make sure that this anniversary tour is the best yet!”

Guest Judge Karen Hardy said: “I couldn’t be more excited to be joining Len and Craig in the judging hot seat. Having seen the fantastic line-up for this year’s TV series, I know that audiences around the country are going to be in for a real treat. I can’t wait to get started!”

Host Anita Rani said: “I had such a great experience on the series and the tour, that I jumped at the opportunity to come back and host the tour. I had a taster as tour host last year when I stood in for Mel Giedroyc, which was so much fun. I’m really looking forward to being back in front of the lovely Strictly audiences to celebrate 10 years on the road!”

This entertainment extravaganza will star many of the celebrities and professional dancers from the hugely anticipated 14th BBC One series, as they take to the dance floor and recreate their most popular TV dance routines. Details of celebrities and professional dancers appearing on tour will be announced over the coming months.

The judges will provide their invaluable wisdom, advice and scores at each performance on tour. But not only are the celebrities and their dance partners competing for the judges’ scores, they will also be battling to win votes from the arena audiences, who can text vote via their mobile phones and ultimately have the power to decide who wins the coveted Glitterball Trophy at the end of each show.

The 30 show spectacular will open at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham on 20 January 2017. The tour will then visit the biggest entertainment venues across the UK: Metro Radio Arena Newcastle, Sheffield Arena, The SSE Arena, Glasgow, Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, First Direct Arena Leeds, Manchester Arena, Liverpool’s Echo Arena, The SSE Arena, Wembley, before culminating at The O2, London on 12 February.

The tour has received rave reviews since it began in 2008 and this year’s live shows were no exception. The Sunday Telegraph heaped praise on the production and gave it a 5 star review, saying: “the Strictly juggernaut shows no sign of slowing down”. The Mail On Sunday and Metro agreed, both awarding glowing 4 star reviews. The Mail On Sunday said: “the overall standard of dancing was the highest I can recall”.

Last December an audience of nearly 12 million viewers tuned in to watch the nail-biting Strictly Come Dancing Grand Final on BBC One, when The Wanted singer Jay McGuiness was crowned the winner with his professional dance partner Aliona Vilani. The television format, internationally known as Dancing with the Stars, is one of the most successful TV formats ever created and has been sold into over 50 countries around the world.

What the critics said about Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour:

“Thrilling”

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ★★★★★

January 2016

 

“Strictly quality”

METRO ★★★★

January 2016

 

“Still going strong”

THE MAIL ON SUNDAY ★★★★

January 2016

 

“Strictly magic”

DAILY TELEGRAPH ★★★★

January 2015

“A great night out”

SUNDAY EXPRESS ★★★★

January 2015

 

“The contestants rock their frocks to the max”

DAILY EXPRESS ★★★★

January 2015

“Electrifying”

Metro

January 2015

 

“A show full of spectacle”

DAILY MIRROR

January 2015

 

“Cha-cha-charming!”

DAILY MAIL ★★★★

Tickets for STRICTLY COME DANCING THE LIVE TOUR 2017 will be on sale from 23 September 2016

 

20 – 22 January                                                       Birmingham: The Barclaycard Arena                                             0844 338 8000  

(Friday 20th at 7.30pm, Saturday 21st at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 22nd at 1.30pm & 6.30pm)

 

24 January                                                                  Newcastle: Metro Radio Arena                                                        0844 493 6666

(Tuesday 24th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm)

 

25 – 26 January                                                       Sheffield Arena                                                                                                             0114 256 5656

(Wednesday 25th at 7.30pm, Thursday 26th at 7.30pm)

 

 

27 – 29 January                                                       Glasgow: The SSE Hydro                                                                         0844 395 4000

(Friday 27th at 7.30pm, Saturday 28th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 29th at 1.30pm)

 

31 January – 1 February                                     Nottingham: Motorpoint Arena                                                                        0843 373 3000

(Tuesday 31st at 7.30pm, Wednesday 1st at 2.30pm & 7.30pm)

 

2 – 3 February                                                           Leeds: First Direct Arena                                                                      0844 248 1585

(Thursday 2nd at 7.30pm, Friday 3rd at 7.30pm)

4 – 5 February                                                          Manchester Arena                                                                                   0844 847 8000

(Saturday 4th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 5th at 1.30pm)

 

7 – 8 February                                                          Liverpool: Echo Arena                                                                            0844 8000 400

(Tuesday 7th at 7.30pm, Wednesday 8th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm)

 

9 – 10 February                                                       London: The SSE Arena, Wembley                                                 0844 815 0815

(Thursday 9th at 7.30pm, Friday 10th at 7.30pm)

 

11 – 12 February                                                    London: The O2                                                                                          0844 856 0202

(Saturday 11th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 12th at 1.30pm & 6.30pm)

 

Tickets costs: £35 – £65 (bands venue dependent)

The O2 prices are £36 – £66 (Inclusive of a £1 per ticket venue facility fee)

All ticket prices are subject to a booking fee

 

To book tickets please contact the venue or call 0844 875 8758

For online bookings visit www.ticketzone.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk . For more information visit www.strictlycomedancinglive.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. September 23, 2016 at 10:09 pm — Reply

    I have never been to strictly come dancing but it always looks amazing! Might see if I can take my mother in law for a well deserved night out x

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