The BBC have brought Strictly Come Dancing back into our lives, with the first dances performed last week, and next week bringing the first public vote. The 2017 Live Tour will celebrate 10 years of touring, and kicks off in Birmingham in January for the first of 30 live shows across the country, ending with 2 shows at Wembley on 9th and 10th February.
This year’s TV spectacular includes celebrities Lesley Judd, Anastacia, Daisy Lowe, Laura Whitmore, Louise Redknapp, Naga Munchetty, Claudia Fragapane, Tameka Empson, Ed Balls, Will Young, Greg Rutherford, Melvin Odoom, Danny Mac, Ore Oduba and Robert Rinder. Who will make it to the Live Tour?
The judges for the Live Tour will be Len Goodman and Craig Revel-Horwood together with former Strictly pro dancer Karen Hardy, and will be hosted for the first time by Countryfile’s Anita Rani who was a contestant, and semi-finalist in last year’s show.
For the seventh year, Craig Revel-Horwood will be director of the tour, which means he will be creating all the sparkle, choreography and live music that Strictly has become so well-known and well-loved for.
The venues for the 2017 tour are:
SSE Wembley Arena, The O2 Arena, NIA Birmingham, Manchester Arena, Metro Radio Arena Newcastle Upon Tyne, Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, Sheffield Arena, SSE Hydro Glasgow, Leeds Arena and Echo Arena Liverpool.