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Strictly Come Dancing stars prepare to light up the stage in Greenwich
Glittery celebrities from Strictly Come Dancing will be waltzing and jiving their way to Greenwich to dazzle audiences with show-stopping moves.
Winner of last year’s series, Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, will be joined by stars including Denise Van Outen, TV presenter Fern Britton and actress Lisa Riley, when the BBC One spectacular embarks on its live tour.
With over 1.5 million tickets sold over the past five years, the hugely popular production will be coming to The O2 Arena for two dates in February.
Louis said: "The support I had on the TV show was incredible.
“I can't believe how much I enjoyed dancing every week.
“I love the pressure of performing in front of a live crowd, and I can't wait to do that in some of the biggest arenas across the UK."
The multi-million pound show, which will also feature performances from cricketer Phil Tufnell and Tracey Beaker star Dani Harmer, is being directed by judge Craig Revel Horwood for the third year running.
Formidable judges Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli will be giving expert feedback during the shows, and glamorous presenter Kate Thornton will be playing host.
Denise Van Outen consistently topped the leader board during the last season.
She said: “I’ve had the time of my life on Strictly Come Dancing and can’t wait to take the show on the road, dancing in front of a huge live audience, night after night.
“I’m so glad my Strictly dream doesn’t have to end yet.”
And Phil Tufnell, who reached week nine of the contest in series seven, added: “Just when I thought it was all over.
“I can’t wait to see what this year’s celebrities have got.
“They don’t stand a chance!”
Regular audiences of over 10 million viewers tuned in every weekend to watch the competition on TV, cementing Strictly as the nation’s favourite Saturday night entertainment.
Arena audiences will experience all the glitz, glamour and breathtaking choreography, right before their eyes.
The show comes to The O2 for four performances on February 2 and February 3.
For tickets, visit theo2.co.uk