The Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour is waltzing back on the road in January 2018 for 30 supersized spectacular arena shows across the country.
The 2018 tour will see the welcome return to the Strictly family of reigning Strictly Champion Ore Oduba as this year’s host. He will be joined on stage by the FAB-U-LOUS Strictly Judges Craig Revel Horwood (who directs the live show for the eighth year) and Bruno Tonioli, alongside many of the celebrities and professional dancers from the highly anticipated 15th Strictly Come Dancing BBC One TV series. Further casting announcements will be made over the coming months.
Host, Ore Oduba said: “Winning Strictly was the most unforgettable experience and a dream come true. I’m so thrilled that I get to keep that dream alive and take part in the Strictly live tour once again, this time as host. This show and its fans will always hold a special place in my heart so I can’t wait to travel the UK again and meet the fantastic audiences that make Strictly the phenomenon we know and love.”
Craig Revel Horwood revealed: “I’m delighted to be back directing and judging the 2018 tour. I have lots of new surprises up my sleeve – next year is going to be bigger and better than ever before. With Ore as host and a new judging panel too, this tour will be just FAB-U-LOUS!”
Bruno Tonioli added: “I’m delighted to be returning to the Strictly Live shows next year. I’ve missed the huge audiences around the country and I can’t wait to be back on tour – it’s going to be fantastico!”
BBC One’s hugely popular Strictly Come Dancing returns to TV screens later this month with an exciting new celebrity line-up and a host of breathtaking dance routines guaranteed to leave audiences spellbound. And Strictly’s Live Tour is no different – this must-see live event for fans of all ages brings all the magic of the TV show to an arena near you. Showcasing all the amazing choreography and incredible live music that Strictly is famous for, audiences can experience everything they love about the TV show live on stage.
The Live Tour judges will provide their invaluable wisdom, advice and scores at each performance on tour. But not only are the celebrities and their dance partners competing for the Live Tour judges’ scores, they will also be battling to win votes from the arena audiences, who can text vote via their mobile phones and ultimately have the power to decide who wins the coveted Glitterball Trophy at the end of each show.
The 30 show spectacular will open at the Birmingham Arena on 19 January 2018. The tour will then visit some of the biggest entertainment venues across the UK, including a return to Belfast at the SSE Arena, following huge public demand. Other venues the tour will visit include Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena, First Direct Arena Leeds, Manchester Arena, the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena and the SSE Arena Wembley. The tour culminates at The O2 Arena in London on 11 February
19–21 January Birmingham Arena 0844 338 8000
(Friday 19th at 7.30pm, Saturday 20th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 21st at 1.30pm & 6.30pm)
23-24 January Newcastle: Metro Radio Arena 0844 493 6666
(Tuesday 23rd at 7.30pm, Wednesday 24th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm)
25-26 January Leeds: First Direct Arena 0844 248 1585
(Thursday 25th at 7.30pm, Friday 26th at 7.30pm)
27-28 January Manchester Arena 0844 847 8000
(Saturday 27th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 28th at 1.30pm & 6.30pm)
30-31 January Belfast: SSE Arena 02890 739 074
(Tuesday 30th at 7.30pm, Wednesday 31st at 2.30pm & 7.30pm)
2-4 February Glasgow: SSE Hydro 0844 395 4000
(Friday 2nd at 7.30pm, Saturday 3rd at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 4th at 1.30pm)
6-7 February Nottingham: Motorpoint Arena 0843 373 3000
(Tuesday 6th at 7.30pm, Wednesday 7th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm)
8-9 February London: SSE Arena Wembley 0844 815 0815
(Thursday 8th at 7.30pm, Friday 9th at 7.30pm)
10-11 February London: The O2 Arena 0844 856 0202
(Saturday 10th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 11th at 1.30pm & 6.30pm)