FIRST CELEBRITIES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2017 TOUR

Presenter and singer Louise Redknapp, model Daisy Lowe and actor Danny Mac are the first celebrity contestants announced to appear on the 10th anniversary Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour, which kicks off in Birmingham on 20 January 2017.

Louise, Daisy and Danny will join new tour host, Anita Rani and the new live tour judging panel of Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood (who also directs the tour) and former Strictly professional dancer and winner of the 2006 series, Karen Hardy for the 30 date live arena tour extravaganza. They will also be reunited with more celebrities and professional dancers from this year’s BBC One series, as they tour the biggest entertainment venues across the UK, recreating their dazzling moves and the magic of the TV show. Further names will be announced soon.

TV presenter, singer and fashion blogger Louise Redknapp first rose to fame as part of the pop group Eternal, one of the best-selling girl groups of the 90s, before embarking on a successful solo career. Her debut album sold over one million copies. Her extensive television presenting credits include The Clothes Show (UKTV), and ITV documentary The Truth About Size Zero. Louise, who received a score of 39 for her Argentine Tango, said: “I really can’t wait to dance my way around the UK! I’m loving every minute of Strictly, so continuing my journey into 2017 is going to be a brilliant way to kick off the New Year!”

Daisy Lowe is one of fashion’s most recognizable faces, having worked with Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs. Daisy said: “I’m so lucky to be joining the tour and keeping my Strictly dream alive. I loved my time on the TV series, but now I’m really looking forward to getting out on the road to keep dancing and improving. Roll on January!”

Danny Mac, best known as Mark ‘Dodger’ Savage in Hollyoaks, has been acting since the age of 10. He has been nominated three times for a National Television Award. Danny said: “Wow – what an amazing opportunity to perform in front of the huge arena audiences all over the country. I’ve heard how amazing the live tour is and I can’t wait to get out there!”

The 30 show spectacular, Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour, will open at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham on 20 January 2017. The tour will then visit the biggest entertainment venues across the UK: Metro Radio Arena Newcastle, Sheffield Arena, The SSE Arena Glasgow, Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, First Direct Arena Leeds, Manchester Arena, Liverpool’s Echo Arena, The SSE Arena Wembley, before culminating at The O2 in London on 12 February.

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