Weekend Evening Times 19 January 2008

Celebs have a ball as they waltz into SECC.

Stars of the smash hit TV programme Strictly Come Dancing launched a national tour with a dazzling visit to Glasgow.

The celebrities and athletes who won the hearts of millions of TV viewers on Saturday nights wowed the audience at the SECC.

They glided around the floor in the waltz, exploded into life in the jive and sizzled in the samba under the watchful eyes of judges Len Goodman, Arlene Philips and Craig Revel Horwood.

As usual, the acid tongue judges were not slow to tell the stars and their partners exactly what they thought of their performances.

The contestants in Strictly Come Dancing included soap star Matt Di Angelo, radio presenter Zoe Ball and cricketing ace Darren Gough who won series three.

They were joined by Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis, actress Louisa Lytton, actor Christopher Parker and Albert Square legend Letitia Dean.