This weekend Harry Judd was crowned the winner of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing with his dance partner Aliona Vilani.
The McFly drummer and his partner Aliona triumphed in an evening that saw them perform a dazzling display of four different routines including a sizzling showdance which finished with Harry back banging out a beat on his drum kit.
Harry along with fellow contestants Chelsee, Jason, Robbie, Anita, Nancy and 2008’s Strictly contestant Mark Foster will all be on The Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour in 2012
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.
The multi-million pound show, now in its fifth consecutive year, opens at the Birmingham NIA on 20 January 2012 before coming here to the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on Thursday 2 and Friday February 3.
Harry Judd said: “I’m really looking forward to the tour, although I imagine it will be very different to touring with McFly! I can’t wait to test my new found dancing skills and as I’m quite competitive, I intend to win every night!”
Anita Dobson added: “I joined Strictly to learn to dance and it is magical that I am. I feel so lucky to be part of the TV show and now to go on the tour and continue dancing with my partner is just a dream come true. I hope the audiences will enjoy the touring show, as much as I will enjoy dancing at every performance.”
Robbie Savage said: ”I’m enjoying each week more and more and I’m really glad to be continuing the experience on tour. I can’t wait to be out on the floor every night, hopefully there won’t be any cameras to crash into this time!”
Whilst Mark Foster said: “My love of dancing has continued over the past couple of years and it will be great to put my dancing shoes back on and be part of Strictly again.”
Tickets for the 2012 tour went on sale in September and have been selling fast ever since. Over the last four years the tour has sold more than 1.3 million tickets. On tour Strictly fans get to watch their favourite dancing couples compete live for votes and the all important feedback of the TV judges. The audience members can then vote themselves via their mobile phone. Arena audiences will get to experience all of Strictly’s glitz, glamour and breathtaking choreography, right in front of their very eyes.
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”.
Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2012, Thursday 2 and Friday February 3 2012, Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
Tickets are priced £65, £42.50 & £35 (may be subject to booking fee) and are now on sale. You can purchase tickets in person at our Box Office, by phone on 0114 256 56 56 or via our website Motorpoint Arena Sheffield