The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge and former rugby star Thom Evans are the first two celebs announced for the 2015 Strictly Come Dancing live tour.
The announcement, made today, also confirmed that Zoe Ball will return to host the tour and Craig Revel Horwood will once again direct. More celebrities and the professionals taking part will be announced in the coming weeks.
Arena audiences will also be able to text vote for their favourite stars via their mobile phones and ultimately decide who wins the prized Glitterball Trophy at each performance.
Talking about joining the tour Frankie said, “My Strictly journey has only just begun and I’m loving every moment. I’m really excited to be a part of the 2015 tour. It will be a bit strange performing in arenas without my band mates, but I can’t wait to see all the Strictly fans who have supported me throughout the TV series and get my dancing shoes on again.”
Thom Evans said, “It’s sad to be out of the TV Show as I don’t think I got the chance to show my full potential, but I’m really excited to be invited to perform on the Strictly tour and can’t wait to get back on the dance floor! I’m told that performing in the arenas is completely different to the TV studio, so this will be a chance to really let loose and have some fun out there. Roll on January!”
You can book tickets for the tour now at http://strictlycomedancinglive.com/