Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2016 with host Mel Giedroyc
Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th February 2016
Wednesday 3rd: 7.30pm, Thursday 4th: 2:30pm & 7.30pm
£35.00, £45.00 and £65.00
Call the Midwife actress Helen George and The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness are confirmed to compete in the 2016 Strictly Come Dancing UK tour, together with EastEnders actor Jake Wood who starred in the 2014 TV series. This completes the line-up for the tour, which arrives in Newcastle at the Metro Radio Arena on Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th February 2016.
Jay, Helen and Jake join Frankie Bridge from The Saturdays, actress Georgia May Foote from Coronation Street, Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott and TV presenter Anita Rani. They will be joining the 2016 tour host Mel Giedroyc, together with judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood (who also directs the tour) and Bruno Tonioli for the 30 date live extravaganza.
The professional dancers from this year’s ratings winning BBC One TV series are also now announced and the pairings are:
Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton
Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice
Helen George and Aljaz Skorjanec
Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe
Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani
Anita Rani and Gleb Savchenko
Jake Wood and Janette Manrara
Karen Clifton will also join the tour for the professional dances and group numbers.
Helen says: “I had a brilliant time on Strictly, so I’m very excited to continue my journey and have the chance to show off some of my favourite dances to audiences on the UK Tour. I’m sure that it’ll be amazing to dance in front of huge arena audiences with Aljaz! I’m very much looking forward to the audience helping me feel at home on the dance floor each night!”
Jay says: “I’m used to performing in front of massive crowds when touring with The Wanted, but performing with Aliona on the Strictly Live Tour will be a totally different experience. I’m loving my time on the TV series, but the idea of being back out in front of live arena audiences is something I’m very much looking forward to.”
Jake says: "I really enjoyed my time on Strictly last year but couldn't do the tour due to EastEnders’ filming commitments, so it's great to get the chance to throw myself into the whole experience again as part of the 2016 Strictly tour. I'm so pleased that Frankie is doing the tour as well so we can enjoy reliving it all again together and I’m very happy that I’m being reunited with Janette. I can't wait to relive some of my favourite dances in arenas across the country!"
Tickets costing £35.00, £45.00 & £65.00 are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 or in person from the Metro Radio Arena Box Office.