Mel to join Strictly tour

Mel Giedroyc will be hosting the Strictly Come Dancing tour
Mel Giedroyc will be hosting the Strictly Come Dancing tour

If you love Strictly Come Dancing AND The Great British Bake-Off, then your dream may just have come true.

That’s because Bake-Off co-presenter Mel Giedroyc has been confirmed as new host for the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour.

The tour is coming to the area on February 9-10, when it stops off at Capital FM Arena Nottingham.

Mel will bring her hugely popular sense of humour and passion for all things Strictly to the live tour for the first time.

She explained: “I’ve been a huge fan of Strictly Come Dancing for many years, so am thrilled to be hosting the 2016 UK Live Tour.

“The celebrity dancers and their professional partners will make for a sequin-tacular time on stage. (Note to self - must rent a pair of sparkling white dentures for January/February...). Who knows I might even shake a leg myself - as long as Strictly provide me with a surgical corset!”

Mel will be joined by the Strictly Come Dancing judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli, who will reunite for the 2016 tour. Craig Revel Horwood will also direct the live event for the sixth successive year.

There will be three shows at Capital FM Arena Nottingham. One show is on Tuesday, February 9, at 7.30pm and two shows on Wednesday, February 10, at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

BBC One’s popular entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing returned to TV screens last month for an exciting new series, featuring another amazing line-up of famous faces from the worlds of show business, music, sport and television.

During the live tour, Len, Craig and Bruno will be providing their invaluable wisdom, advice and scores at the end of each performance.

But as well as competing for the judges’ scores, the celebrities and their dance partners will also be battling to win votes from the arena audiences, who can text vote via their mobile phones and will ultimately have the power to decide who will win the prized Glitterball Trophy at the end of each performance.

Details of celebrities appearing will be announced over the next few months.

Tickets are on sale now priced at £50.40 and £72.80 (includes administration fee).

Tickets can be booked at or via 0843 373 3000 or at Ticketing & Customer Services, Bolero Square, Nottingham, NG1 1LA. There is a maximum of eight tickets per person. Under 14s are to be accompanied by an adult aged 18-plus.