PICTURES! Strictly Come Dancing 2014 tour line up prepare for first show

Here's a first look at the Strictly Come Dancing 2014 tour line up ahead of their first show tonight.

It was confirmed last year that the most recent series' celebs Susanna Reid, winner Abbey Clancy, Deborah Meaden, Natalie Gumede, Mark Benton and Ben Cohen will join 2012 contestant Nicky Byrne on the line up.

The 2014 Strictly tour starts in this evening in Birmingham before visiting Liverpool, London, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham and Manchester.

Former Strictly contestant Lisa Riley will be hosting the show, saying: “I’m absolutely delighted to be hosting the Strictly Come Dancing Live Arena Tour 2014.

“I had a ball on last year’s tour and was blown away by the amazing reception I got from the audiences across the country; I can’t wait to go back on the road! See you in January!”

BBC Breakfast host and last year's Strictly runner up Susanna said: “Strictly is intense, absorbing, enormously demanding and endlessly enjoyable.

“I’m thrilled I’m going to be part of the tour, I’ll be making sure I’m on top form, to put on the best show possible for the wonderful arena audiences around the country.”

Strictly 2013 champ Abbey added: “I’m having the time of my life on Strictly this year and I am so excited to be joining the 2014 tour.

“Dancing in some of the biggest arenas around the country is such a great opportunity and I can’t wait to thank everyone for the support I’ve received on the TV series.”

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