The Strictly Come Dancing 2019 live tour has has been confirmed and here's all you need to know.
Ahead of the upcoming 2019 series, first details for next year's live tour have been confirmed as tickets go on sale and dates are revealed.
The Strictly Come Dancing UK Arena Tour is waltzing back on the road from January next year for 29 supersized sequin-filled shows across the country.
Strictly 2019 tour judges and host
Strictly favourite and 2017 TV show winner Ore Oduba will be hosting the tour for a second time, while all four TV Judges will join the 2019 Strictly Come Dancing UK Arena Tour. Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli will star alongside Head TV Judge Shirley Ballas - who makes her debut on the live extravaganza.
Shirley Ballas said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Darcey, Bruno and Craig on the Strictly live tour judging panel. I’ve heard so much about the amazing audiences at the arena shows and can’t wait to get the show on the road in January!”
Darcey Bussell added: “I had a wonderful experience with the Strictly company on the 2018 tour and am really excited to be able to join them again in January, and to meet the show’s fantastic audiences across the country!”
Bruno Tonioli remarked: “It’s great news that Shirley will be joining us on the judging panel on the live tour next year. We are all in for a treat - with the amazing dance routines, the stunning costumes and the incredible live music - it’s going to be fantastico!”
Craig Revel Horwood agreed: “2019 is going to be our best Strictly tour yet. There’ll be the glitz, there’ll be the glamour and of course the Glitterball winner at every show. And Shirley joining us on tour and Ore back as our host, it’s the perfect night out for all the family to enjoy. One word, three syllables: FAB-U-LOUS!”
As well as enjoying the glittering routines, arena audiences have the power to decide who wins the coveted Glitterball Trophy at the end of each show. After each celebrity couple has performed, the tour judges will provide their invaluable critique and scores - but the audience can also vote via text for the favourite couple and ultimately they will decide who wins!
Who's on the Strictly Come Dancing tour line up?
As yet the celebs on the tour line up have not yet been officially announced, nor the pros they'll be partnered.
But much like past years, we fully expect the line up to made up of a selection of this year's contestants.
However there may be some familiar faces from past series as well - time will tell!
What about Strictly 2019 tour tickets?
Tickets for this dancing spectacular go on sale at 8.00am on Friday 21 September (pre-sale from 19 September). BUY TICKETS HERE
Costs vary from £35 to £66 depending on band and venue, and there may also be booking fees, etc.
There are also premium packages available for an extra cost.
For more info, visit http://strictlycomedancinglive.com/
Strictly Come Dancing 2019 tour dates
Next year’s tour will open at the Arena Birmingham on 18 January and then visit some of the biggest entertainment venues across the UK: Leeds’s First Direct Arena, Manchester Arena, Liverpool’s Echo Arena, Sheffield’s Fly DSA Arena, the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena and the SSE Arena Wembley.
As ever, the tour culminates with four shows at The O2 Arena in London on 9 and 10 February.
18–21 January: Arena Birmingham
(Friday 18th at 7.30pm, Saturday 19th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 20th at 1.30pm & 6.30pm, Monday 21st at 7.30pm)
24-25 January: Leeds First Direct Arena
(Thursday 24th at 7.30pm, Friday 25th at 7.30pm)
26-27 January: Manchester Arena
(Saturday 26th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 27th at 1.30pm & 6.30pm)
29 January: Liverpool Echo Arena
(Tuesday 29th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm)
30-31 January: Sheffield Fly DSA Arena
(Wednesday 30th at 7.30pm, Thursday 31st at 7.30pm)
1-3 February: Glasgow SSE Hydro
(Friday 1st at 7.30pm, Saturday 2nd at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 3rd at 1.30pm)
5-6 February: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
(Tuesday 5th at 7.30pm, Wednesday 6th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm)
7-8 February: London SSE Arena Wembley
(Thursday 7th at 7.30pm, Friday 8th at 7.30pm)
9-10 February: London The O2 Arena
(Saturday 9th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 10th at 1.30pm & 6.30pm)