Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour comes to South Yorkshire

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The final line-up for the 2015 Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour has been unveiled.

There will be a brand new live tour judging panel, featuring the legendary Craig Revel Horwood, who will be joined by the winners of the 2008 BBC1 Strictly series Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup.

Celebrities from this year’s series Simon Webbe from Blue and Radio 1’s Scott Mills will join Frankie Bridge, Thom Evans, Caroline Flack, Mark Wright and Alison Hammond on the UK tour which starts in January 2015. Completing the line-up is Strictly favourite Zoe Ball, who will host the tour.

Since winning the 2008 Strictly series, Tom Chambers has won a prestigious Olivier Award nomination for his performance in the award-winning West End musical Top Hat. He is currently starring in White Christmas at London’s Dominion Theatre, which is smashing box office records. He will now take his place on the tour’s judging panel, alongside Craig Revel Horwood and his former dance partner Camilla Dallerup. He said: “Wow, what an opportunity! Having won the 2008 TV series and performed on the tour with Camilla, I know what it’s like to be on the Arena dance floors and take the comments from the judges! I can’t wait to get into the famous judging seat and see which of the celebrities wins the competition at each performance!”

Camilla Dallerup is well known to Strictly fans, having competed in the first six series of the TV show. She and Tom won the 2008 series and went on to headline the 2009 tour. On her new role as a judge, Camilla said:”I’m thrilled to have been invited to return to the Strictly Live Tour as a judge! I can’t wait to join Craig and my former dance partner Tom Chambers in arenas from January. I’ll be using my background as a dancer on the TV series to give the contestants help and advice throughout the competition. See you on the dance floor!”

Simon Webbe, star of boy band Blue, is receiving top scores on the BBC1 series. He can’t wait to start the tour in January, commenting: “I jumped at the chance to join the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour and carry on my dance journey just that bit longer. I was really nervous at the beginning of the series but now I’m having so much fun and don’t want it to end. I hope all the Blue fans will come along to support me and vote - I want to be able to lift that Strictly Glitterball trophy with Kristina in front of the audiences across the country!”

Radio 1 star Scott Mills was the fifth celebrity to leave the BBC1 series this year. He will be reunited with his dance partner Joanne Clifton on the tour. Scott said: “Being on the biggest show on television has been amazing.  It’s been a brilliant experience to learn the routines, something I thought I would never do! Now I’ll be showing off my unique new talent to fans of Strictly across the country as part of the Live Tour. It’s going to be a busy few weeks - but I can’t wait!”

Here is the final line-up of celebrities and their dance partners on tour:

Frankie Bridge with Kevin Clifton

Thom Evans with Iveta Lukosiute

Caroline Flack with Tristan MacManus

Mark Wright with Karen Hauer

Alison Hammond with Aljaž Skorjanec

Simon Webbe with Kristina Rihanoff

Scott Mills with Joanne Clifton

At the live shows Strictly fans watch the celebrity dancing couples competing for the judges’ votes and then get to vote themselves for their favourites using their mobile phones.

The 31 show spectacular will open at The Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham on 16 January 2015. The tour will then visit some of the biggest entertainment venues across the UK: The Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, Leeds’ First Direct Arena, Manchester Arena, the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena, The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Liverpool’s Echo Arena, The SSE Arena in Wembley, before culminating at The O2 Arena, London on 8 February.

STRICTLY COME DANCING LIVE 2015 – TOUR DATES

16 – 18 January Birmingham: The Barclaycard Arena 0844 338 8000

(Friday 16th at 7.30pm, Saturday 17th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 18th at 1.30pm & 6.30pm)

20 – 21 January Nottingham: The Capital FM Arena 0843 373 3000

(Tuesday 20th at 7.30pm, Wednesday 21st at 2.30pm & 7.30pm)

22 – 23 January Leeds: First Direct Arena 0844 248 1585

(Thursday 22nd at 7.30pm, Friday 23rd at 7.30pm)

24 – 25 January Manchester Arena 0844 847 8000

(Saturday 24th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 25th at 1.30pm** & 6.30pm**)

27 January Sheffield: Motorpoint Arena 0114 256 5656

(Tuesday 27th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm)

28 – 29 January Newcastle: Metro Radio Arena 0844 493 6666

(Wednesday 28th at 7.30pm, Thursday 29th at 2:30pm & 7.30pm)

30 January – 1 February Glasgow: The SSE Hydro 0844 395 4000

(Friday 30th at 7.30pm, Saturday 31st at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 1st at 1.30pm)

3 – 4 February Liverpool: Echo Arena 0844 8000 400

(Thursday 3rd at 7.30pm, Friday 4th at 7.30pm)

5 – 6 February London: The SSE Arena, Wembley 0844 815 0815

(Thursday 5th at 7.30pm, Friday 6th at 7.30pm)

7 – 8 February London: The O2 0844 856 0202

(Saturday 7th at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, and Sunday 8th at 1.30pm* and 6.30pm*)

Tickets for STRICTLY COME DANCING THE LIVE TOUR 2015 are on-sale now

Tickets costs: £35 - £65 (bands venue dependent)

The O2 prices are £36 - £66 (Inclusive of a £1 per ticket venue facility fee)

All ticket prices are subject to a booking fee

To book tickets please contact the venue or call 0844 875 8758

For online bookings please visit www.ticketzone.co.uk or for more information please visit www.strictlycomedancinglive.com