The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour line up and tour dates have been announced much to the joy of Strictly fans everywhere – and tickets are available now.
Kicking off in Birmingham on January 20, 2022, a host of the celebs and professional dancers from the BBC One TV series will waltz around the country performing 33 shows in some of the UK’s biggest arenas.
Strictly legend Bruno Tonioli will return to the judges desk and be reunited with fellow TV Judges Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood for 33 supersized sparkle-filled shows fox-trotting around the country in January and February next year.
M&S Bank Arena Liverpool report that the “tremendous trio will waltz to some of the biggest entertainment venues across the UK”.
The live show will also be directed by Craig Revel Horwood and feature many of the celebrities and professional dancers from the current series. Further casting announcements will be made over the coming weeks.
Bruno Tonioli said: “I am absolutely delighted to be back on the judging panel for the Strictly Arena Tour for the first time in two years! I’ve missed my fellow judges, I’ve missed the glitz and glamour of the tour and I’ve missed the amazing audiences that come to see us all over the country – I hope you have missed me too?! I cannot wait to be back alongside Shirley, Craig, the celebs and the pros. The fans are really in for a treat – next year’s arena tour is going to be simply fantastico!”
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Shirley Ballas added: “I’m really looking forward to re-joining Bruno and Craig on the Strictly live tour. The audiences at the arena shows are amazing – I can’t wait for January when we get the show on the road!”
Craig Revel Horwood agreed: “I’m delighted to be back directing and judging the 2022 tour. Next year is going to be bigger and better than ever before. With Bruno coming back to join us on the judging panel, this tour will be just FAB-U-LOUS!”
Strictly’s own Janette Manrara will be dazzling crowds across the UK as she Cha Cha Chas into her new role as host of the 2022 Strictly Come Dancing Live Arena Tour.
Opening at the Utilita Arena Birmingham on January 20, 2022, the tour will then visit Leeds’ First Direct Arena, Newcastle’s Utilita Arena, the AO Arena Manchester, Sheffield’s Utilita Arena, the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, The OVO Hydro in Glasgow and Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, before culminating with five shows at London’s O2 Arena from February 11 – 13.
Janette Manrara said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting the 2022 Strictly Arena Tour! It’s a dream come true. It’s been two years since the last tour so the expectation and build-up has been huge.
“We’ve been desperate to return to venues around the UK and now we’re finally back. The show is going to be bigger than ever – with lots of glitter, lots of sparkles, lots of excitement and lots of incredible dance routines!
“And you never know…you might just see me taking to the dance floor myself – I can’t wait, I’ve really missed it!”
Arena audiences will experience a host of dance routines guaranteed to leave them spellbound, together with all the glitz, glamour and magic of the TV show live on stage.
As well as enjoying the routines, audiences also have the power to decide who wins the coveted Live Tour Glitterball Trophy at the end of each show.
After each celebrity couple has performed, the judges will provide their invaluable critique and scores – but the audience can also vote via text for their favourite couple and ultimately they will decide who wins.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.