Sunday 4 December 2016

Line-up complete for Strictly Come Dancing live tour

Published 10/12/2015 | 00:06

Helen George and Aljaz Skorjanec during a dress rehearsal
Helen George and Aljaz Skorjanec during a dress rehearsal

Helen George, Jay McGuiness and Jake Wood have completed the line-up for the Strictly Come Dancing UK tour.

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The Call the Midwife actress and pop singer from The Wanted will be joined by the EastEnders actor, who competed in last year's series.

Others already confirmed for the live tour include this year's contestants Georgia May Foote from Coronation Street, Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott, TV presenter Anita Rani and 2014's Frankie Bridge from The Saturdays.

George, who made a surprise exit during Sunday's results show, said: "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."

McGuiness, who is one of this year's remaining contestants, said: "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."

The dancers will be joined by judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli for the 30-date tour, now in its ninth year. It w ill be hosted by the Great British Bake Off's Mel Giedroyc.

The celebrities will dance with their professional partners from the BBC show, including Kevin Clifton with Bridge, Aljaz Skorjanec with George and Aliona Vilani with McGuiness.

:: The Strictly Come Dancing UK tour will take place from January 22 - February 14 2016 at venues across the UK.

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