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Two-time Strictly champion and Dancing On Ice judge Oti Mabuse looks back at her career influences in her solo tour.

She is bringing her I Am Here show to the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, tomorrow (May 20).

Known for winning Strictly back-to-back with her celebrity partners Kelvin Fletcher and Bill Bailey, she left the show and went on to judge the latest series of Dancing On Ice.

Oti Mabuse (56672173)
Oti Mabuse (56672173)

For her stage show, she will be joined by West End singers and musicians as well as some of the world’s greatest dancers in a whirlwind celebration of the influences and inspirations that took her on a journey from growing up in South Africa to following her dream.

Oti Mabuse (56672173)
Oti Mabuse (56672173)

From mesmerising jives and pumping sambas to South Africa’s exhilarating kwaito, this is set to be an explosive night of dance and music.

The Strictly theme continues at the venue on Sunday (May 22) with the second performance by Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals.

It features Strictly favourites Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Cameron Lombard, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk and Kai Widdrington performing a host of sizzling routines.

One of the most renowned voices in British music, Tony Hadley, celebrates 40 years in music at the venue on Saturday (May 21).

Tony Hadley will perform tracks from across his lengthy career, accompanied by The Fabulous TH Band, both as the voice of Spandau Ballet and as a solo artist.

At the forefront of the New Romantic movement in the early Eighties, Spandau Ballet had numerous chart-topping singles and albums all over the world, including the epic Through the Barricades, the international number one True, and the unofficial London Olympics theme Gold.

As a solo artist Tony has gone on to perform across the world with his band, swing bands, and orchestras.

Support at this concert will come from singer-songwriter Twinnie.

The UK’s best-selling country act The Shires are touring following the release of their latest album, 10 Year Plan.

The duo ­— Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes ­— will be at the concert hall on Monday (May 23).

They were the first UK country music act to reach the top ten of the UK album chart with their debut release, Brave, in 2015.

Support will come from platinum-selling country artist Eric Paslay.



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