The professional dancers have been confirmed for the Strictly Come Dancing Live 2017 UK Tour.
Kevin Clifton, Oti Mabuse, Karen Clifton, Katya Jones, Aljaz Skorjanec and Gorka Marquez will be paired with celebs. The pairings are Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton; Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse; Ore Oduba and Karen Clifton; Ed Balls and Katya Jones; Daisy Lowe and Aljaž Skorjanec; Lesley Joseph and Gorka Marquez.
Six other pros will join the tour for group dances. They are Giovanni Pernice and Janette Manrara, AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt, Oksana Platero and Neil Jones.
Due to other commitments, Ed Balls will not be appearing in Manchester but fans will get to see Judge Rinder performing in his place. He will dance on 4th and 5th February at Manchester Arena with Oksana Platero.
The criminal barrister and television court judge said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Strictly tour in Manchester and I’m particularly excited to be performing in such an enormous arena. I can’t wait to share my love of dance in such an amazing city.”
Judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood (who also directs the show) and Karen Hardy are also part of the tour along with host and former Strictly contestant Anita Rani.
The 30 show spectacular, Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour, will open at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham on 20th 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 on 4th and 5th February, Liverpool’s Echo Arena, The SSE Arena Wembley, before culminating at The O2 in London on 12th February.
Tickets are on sale now and costs £35 – £65 (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.