The first celebrities taking part in the Strictly Come Dancing 2018 live tour have been confirmed.
Strictly tour bosses have announced today that Strictly stars Susan Calman and Jonnie Peacock will both be on the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 live tour line up.
In addition, Darcey Bussell has been confirmed as a judge alongside Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli. The 2018 live shows will mark the first time that Darcey has appeared.
The tour will also see the welcome return of reigning Strictly Champion Ore Oduba as host. More celebrities and professional dancers from the hugely popular 15th series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One TV will be donning their dancing shoes as they take to the floor for the highly anticipated tour.
Further names will be announced in the coming weeks.
Darcey Bussell said: "I had great experiences touring around the UK as a professional dancer…quite a few years ago now! I am really excited to be able to tour again, this time with the wonderful Strictly company. I can’t wait to meet the fantastic audiences that make Strictly the phenomenon we know and love. See you soon!"
Susan Calman said: "This is an absolute dream come true, I can’t wait to continue my Strictly adventure and visit these legendary arenas across the country. Roll on January!”
Jonnie Peacock said: “It’s been an honour to be the first Paralympian on Strictly. I’m excited to take to the road and meet the fans who have supported me during the TV shows and of course, to keeeeeep dancing!”
The tour will open at the Arena Birmingham on 19 January 2018. It 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.
Tickets, venues and info can be found online from strictlycomedancinglive.com