Mollie King 'snubbed' by Strictly Come Dancing live tour

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Mollie King won't be a part of this year's Strictly Come Dancing tour.

Despite making it as far as the semi-final, The Saturdays singer is absent from the confirmed cast.


The Strictly tour line up was revealed last year, made up of Gemma Atkinson and Aljaž Skorjanec; Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez; Susan Calman and Kevin Clifton; Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova; Joe McFadden and Katya Jones; Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice; and Jonnie Peacock and Oti Mabuse.

Mollie's pro partner AJ Pritchard will also be a part of the live show - and he's apparently unhappy Mollie won't be there.

According to The Sun newspaper, AJ "laid into bosses" about Mollie not being part of the cast.

A source told the tabloid: “AJ rowed with bosses as he felt it was unfair that he and Mollie could not perform on the tour.It’s a really fun gig and they had both been looking forward to it."

“She was excited to be ­spending time on the road with AJ and the Strictly crew too, so it was a blow all round.”

Speaking last month, AJ told OK! Magazine: "I'm going to be on the tour, but Mollie isn't unfortunately.

"I believe I'm just going to be doing some dancing with my professional partner Chloe."

The celebrities and professional dancers will be joining the tour judging panel of Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell. To round off the sparkling line-up, the tour will be hosted by reigning Strictly Champion Ore Oduba.

They will all be joined by more Strictly professional dancers, the Strictly singers and the Strictly live band.


The Strictly tour will open at the Arena Birmingham on 19 January 2018 and 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.

Tickets, venues and info can be found online from

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