LIVE TOUR JUDGING PANEL ANNOUNCED
SHIRLEY BALLAS &
CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD
WILL REUNITE FOR THE
STRICTLY COME DANCING LIVE UK ARENA TOUR!
20 JANUARY – 13 FEBRUARY 2022
There’s FAB-U-LOUS news for Strictly fans across the country today, as it’s announced that Strictly legend Bruno Tonioli will return to the judges desk for the 2022 Strictly Come Dancing UK Arena Tour. Bruno will be reunited with fellow TV Judges Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood for 33 supersized sparkle-filled shows fox-trotting around the country in January and February next year. Tickets are on sale now!
The tremendous trio will waltz to some of the biggest entertainment venues across the UK. Opening at the Utilita Arena Birmingham on 20 January, the tour will then visit Leeds’ First Direct Arena, Newcastle’s Utilita Arena, the AO Arena Manchester, Sheffield’s Utilita Arena, the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, The OVO Hydro in Glasgow and Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, before culminating with five shows at London’s O2 Arena from 11-13 February.
The live show will also be directed by Craig Revel Horwood and feature many of the celebrities and professional dancers from the current series of the multi-award-winning BBC One show. Further casting announcements will be made over the coming weeks.
Bruno Tonioli remarked: “I am absolutely delighted to be back on the judging panel for the Strictly Arena Tour for the first time in two years! I’ve missed my fellow judges, I’ve missed the glitz and glamour of the tour and I’ve missed the amazing audiences that come to see us all over the country – I hope you have missed me too?! I cannot wait to be back alongside Shirley, Craig, the celebs and the pros. The fans are really in for a treat – next year’s arena tour is going to be simply fantastico!”
Shirley Ballas said: “I’m really looking forward to re-joining Bruno and Craig on the Strictly live tour. The audiences at the arena shows are amazing – I can’t wait for January when we get the show on the road!”
Craig Revel Horwood agreed: “I’m delighted to be back directing and judging the 2022 tour. Next year is going to be bigger and better than ever before. With Bruno coming back to join us on the judging panel, this tour will be just FAB-U-LOUS!”
Arena audiences are in for a real treat, as they enjoy a fantastic evening of entertainment, showcasing all the amazing choreography and incredible live music that Strictly is famous for. They will experience a host of breathtaking dance routines guaranteed to leave them spellbound, together with all the glitz, glamour and magic of the TV show live on stage. This is a must-see spectacle for fans of all ages.
As well as enjoying the glittering routines, arena audiences have the power to decide who wins the coveted Live Tour Glitterball Trophy at the end of each show. After each celebrity couple has performed, the Judges will provide their invaluable critique and scores – but the audience can also vote via text for their favourite couple and ultimately they will decide who wins!