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Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2011

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THE FIRST celebrities have been announced for the 2011 Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour, which kicks off in Nottingham on January 14.

They are Colin Jackson, who took part in the 2005 season and subsequently won the 2006 Christmas Special, Ricky Whittle, last year’s runner-up, Patsy Kensit, Tina O’Brien, Pamela Stephenson and Kara Tointon, who are appearing in the eighth series of this hugely popular show, which is currently airing on BBC One.

As always, they will be competing with their professional dance partners – not yet announced – infront of a panel of judges as well as for the audience vote.

Judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli have also been confirmed for the forthcoming tour, which visits Wembly Arena on January 20 and 21 and The O2 Arena on January 22 and 23.

Keeping the judges in order will be Zoe Ball who, with her professional dance partner Ian Waite, came third in series 3.

The tour will also visit Sheffield, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester, before concluding in Glasgow on February 13.