Fans have been waiting on the 2023 live show lineup, but who will appear on the road..?
Strictly Come Dancing is in its 20th series and its popularity shows no signs of slowing down. The BBC’s dance competition show remains a mainstay on Saturday night television and has garnered a huge following of fans across the country and the world.
While only a handful of fans are usually able to witness live performances in person, there is another way die-hard fans can get close to the action. The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour is getting ready to get back on the road.
From Tony Adam’s questionable moves to Hamza Yassin’s rise to fame on the series, this series has brought the highs and lows on television. And now fans will be able to catch their favorite series 22 Stars on the road.
But not every contestant will be able to join the cast during their journey in the UK. As in other years, there will be some notable riders missing from the Tour.
But who is involved and who won’t be able to show up? Here’s everything you need to know about the Strictly Tour 2023.
Who are the celebrities on the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2023?
So far, only three celebrities have been confirmed to be attending the tour, which is scheduled to kick off in January 2023. Those celebrities are actor Will Mellor, Paralympian Ellie Simmonds and DJ Tyler West.
Speaking of his excitement, Will said, “It was thoroughly one of the most memorable and emotional journeys I have ever been on! Stepping out of my comfort zone and being a part of such a huge show is something I will never forget.”
“I can’t wait to put on my dancing shoes and go around the country performing on huge stages in front of thousands of people who have followed and supported us. Bring on the tour!”
Ellie and Tyler shared his feelings. Ellie added: “It was an amazingly emotional and completely life-changing experience for me.
“It gave me a huge confidence boost and the feeling that anything is possible. To be able to continue my Tour journey next year will be amazing. I can’t wait!”
Voted during the show’s iconic Blackpool episode, Tyler added: “I’m so glad my rigorous journey isn’t over yet and I can’t wait to get some of our favorite dances back and live like a pop star. Performing on tour for the fans every night. I’m buzzing to hit the road with the gang “.
More casting announcements are set to come in the near future. However, some onlookers have already distanced themselves.
Comedian Jayde Adams told a fan on Twitter that she will not be participating in the tour. This is due to scheduling conflicts in her diaries.
Will the judges be on the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2023?
The tour show usually runs as a live episode of the show. The audience has a night of dances, which the judges judge a routine, after which they finally get to vote on who should take home the Glitterball Cup.
Head of jury Shirley Ballas will appear, along with Anton Du Beek and Craig Revell-Horwood, with Motsi Mabuse as the only judge not to appear. Strictly Alum will be hosted by show veteran Janette Manrara.
Where will you be visiting Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2023?
The tour is scheduled to have stops across the country. It will run from January 20, 2023 untilebruary 12, 2023, with full rosters available on the tour site.
Tour offerings include:
- Utilita Square in Birmingham
- Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham
- Leeds’ first live circuit
- AO Arena in Manchester
- Sheffield Utilita Arena
- Newcastle Utilita Arena
- O2 Arena in London
- SSE Arena in Belfast
- OVO Hydro in Glasgow