Strictly line-up revealed for tour

The first celebrities to join the hugely popular Strictly Come Dancing 2013 UK Live Tour have just been announced.

Dancing sensation and TV actress Lisa Riley, Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer and former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan will wow audiences at Capital FM Arena Nottingham on February 7-8 following their huge popularity and early success on this year’s Strictly. More celebrities will be announced very soon.

Alongside the exciting celebrity line-up, Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli are back as the tour’s formidable judges. They will be on hand to give their expert feedback and all important scores to the celebrities and their dance partners. The glamorous Kate Thornton will return as the host of the live show.

On announcing her place on the tour, Lisa Riley said: “I’ve had an absolute ball on the show and the chance to carry on dancing, and in front of thousands of people, is too good to miss.”

Dani added: “I’m really thrilled to be part of the Strictly Tour, I’m looking forward to bringing some of the glitz and glamour to the fans all over the country. The competition on tour will be just as tough as it is on TV, so I hope to win plenty of votes from the arena audiences.”

Michael also commented: “Learning so many different dances has been a huge challenge for me, but an amazing experience. I’m really looking forward to testing myself with the new routines we’ll be performing on the tour.”

Regular audiences of over 9 million viewers are tuning in every Saturday night to watch the BBC One show, cementing Strictly as the nation’s favourite Saturday night entertainment. The television format, also known as Dancing With The Stars, entered the Guinness Book of World Records two years ago as the world’s most successful reality television show and there are now 43 local formats of Dancing with the Stars around the world.

Tickets are priced between £35 and £65 (plus booking fee). Tickets can be booked online via, via the ticket hotline on 0843 373 3000 or in person at Ticketing & Customer Services, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham.