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Darcey Bussell, Susan Calman and Jonnie Peacock join the 2018 Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour

Darcey Bussell - Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2018 - Photo credit: Ray Burmiston.jpg

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STRICTLY Come Dancing fans will be thrilled to learn that TV judge Darcey Bussell, comedian Susan Calman and Double Paralympic Champion Jonnie Peacock will all be taking to the road from January next year for the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour.

The 2018 live shows will mark the first time that Darcey Bussell has appeared as a judge on the tour and she will join fellow judges Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli.

Comedian Susan Calman has wowed fans of the TV series every Saturday night with her dancing, including her Quickstep to Bring Me Sunshine. Jonnie Peacock, the first Paralympian to take to the floor in Strictly history, has impressed viewers with his impressive Jive and Paso Doble.

The tour will also see the welcome return of reigning Strictly Champion Ore Oduba as host. More celebrities and professional dancers from the hugely popular 15th series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One TV will be donning their dancing shoes as they take to the floor for the highly anticipated tour. Further names will be announced in the coming weeks.

Darcey Bussell said: “I had great experiences touring around the UK as a professional dancer…quite a few years ago now! I am really excited to be able to tour again, this time with the wonderful Strictly company. I can’t wait to meet the fantastic audiences that make Strictly the phenomenon we know and love. See you soon!”

Susan Calman said: “This is an absolute dream come true, I can’t wait to continue my Strictly adventure and visit these legendary arenas across the country. Roll on January!”

Jonnie Peacock - Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2018 - Photo credit: Ray Burmiston.

Jonnie Peacock said: “It’s been an honour to be the first Paralympian on Strictly. I’m excited to take to the road and meet the fans who have supported me during the TV shows and of course, to keeeeeep dancing!”

The tour will open at the Arena Birmingham on January 19, 2018. It will then visit some of the biggest entertainment venues across the UK, including a return to Belfast at the SSE Arena (January 30-31), following huge public demand.

Other venues the tour will visit include Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena (January 23-24), First Direct Arena Leeds (January 25-26), Manchester Arena (January 27-28), The SSE Hydro in Glasgow (February 2-4), Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena (February 6-7) and The SSE Arena Wembley(February 8-9). The tour culminates at The O2 Arena in London on February 11.

Image (top): Darcey Bussell. Photo credit: Ray Burmiston.

Image (bottom): Jonnie Peacock. Photo credit: Ray Burmiston.