Strictly Come Dancing
Strictly Come Dancing live in the O2 Dublin
STRICTLY COME DANCING
RETURNS FOR AN INCREDIBLE FIFTH YEAR
HARRY JUDD, ANITA DOBSON, ROBBIE SAVAGE AND MARK FOSTER CONFIRMED TO JOIN
THE STRICTLY COME DANCING 2012 LIVE TOUR
The Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour is pleased to announce that four further celebrities have been added to the 2012 touring line-up. Joining the list of stars who will be out to wow arena audiences across the UK and Ireland are McFly heartthrob Harry Judd, ex-EastEnders legend and national treasure Anita Dobson, former footballer Robbie Savage and ex-Olympic swimmer Mark Foster.
The four celebrities will join Nancy Dell’Olio, Chelsee Healey and Jason Donovan on the tour, along with host Kate Thornton who will be returning to the live show.
The seven celebrities and their professional dance partners will be performing in front of the judging panel which this year features Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood, who is also directing the arena tour for the second year running.
With over 1.3 MILLION tickets sold over the past four years, the hugely popular tour returns for the fifth consecutive year, opening at the Birmingham NIA on 20 January 2012.
The 2012 show will feature a brand new line-up of top celebrities and their dance partners from the smash hit BBC1 show. Strictly fans can watch their favourite dancing couples competing live for the votes and all important feedback of the TV judges and vote themselves via their mobile phone. Arena audiences will experience Strictly’s glitz, glamour and breathtaking choreography, courtesy of TV judge Craig Revel Horwood, who is directing the arena tour for the second year running.
The 2011 tour received rave reviews in the national newspapers - the Sunday Express asked “Does it get much better? Not often” and awarded the show a 5 Star review. The Daily Telegraph’s 4 Star review described the tour as “the ultimate feel good show”. And the Mail on Sunday’s 4 star review said that “the audience adored every second”.
More than 9 million viewers tuned in to watch the series’ launch show on 10th September on BBC1. The ninth series begins on 30th September. The television format, also known as Dancing With The Stars, entered the Guinness Book of World Records two years ago as the world’s most successful reality television show and has been sold by BBC Worldwide to over 35 international broadcasters. Last year’s final saw more than 14 million people tune in to see Kara Tointon raise the Strictly glitterball!