Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2022 line-up announced for visit to Nottingham Motorpoint Arena in February
CELEBRITY dancers and their partners have been announced for next year’s Strictly Come Dancing live tour — and all three of this series’ finalists are included.
Couples from this year’s show taking to stages across the country are Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice, Sara Davies and Aljaž Skorjanec, AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington, Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin, Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu and John Whaite and Johannes Radebe.
They will be joined by last series’ competitor Max George who will hit the dance floor with Katya Jones.
Professional dancers Amy Dowden, Neil Jones, Jake Leigh, Cameron Lombard, Luba Mushtuk and Jowita Przystal will also be bringing the wow-factor to this super-sized dance extravaganza, which features live music from the Strictly singers and band.
The tour judging panel is Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli, returning after missing the television series because of his US commitments, who will be casting their eyes over the couples’ performances.
Linking it all together is new tour host Janette Manrara.
Rose Ayling-Ellis said: “I have loved every minute of my Strictly journey so far, so to be able to continue it on the live tour next year is so exciting.
“I can’t wait to perform live in front of all the fans who have supported me through this incredible series.”
Sara Davies said: “I loved my Strictly experience — it was my absolute dream to take part in and, as viewers saw, I wasn’t quite ready for it to end.
“Going on tour will give me the chance to dance with Aljaž again — who has told me what an amazing experience it is.”
“To meet the fans and perform in from of a live audience will be the icing on the cake for me — I can’t wait!”
Max George said: “I’m buzzing to be invited to join the Strictly tour.
“I know how exciting it is to perform in front the huge arena audiences — it’s incredible.”
“And this time I get to dance with Katya (who’s a fave of mine) — roll on January, it’s gonna be sick.”
AJ Odudu said: “Going on the Strictly tour is a fantastic opportunity.
“I’ll get to dance again and relive some of my favourite routines in front of huge live arena audiences. Just get me on the dance floor.”
Tilly Ramsay said: “‘Taking part in Strictly over the last 10 weeks was the best. A life changing experience where I learnt to dance and made friends for life.
“I’m so excited to now have the opportunity to be a part of the Strictly tour.
“I’m going to take all the fun from the TV studio to the venues around the country and I can’t wait to dance with a real live audience. See you there.”
Rhys Stephenson said: “I cannot think of a better way to start the New Year.
“It will be fantastic to get my dancing shoes back on after Christmas and perform live in all those iconic venues.”
The tour is at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena on Wednesday, February 9, and Thursday, February 10.