Who will star on the 2022 Strictly Come Dancing tour? (Picture: BBC)
Strictly Come Dancing’s 2021 series has been an undeniable hit.
And of course, who can forget this year’s most magical moment? The music stopping as Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice dance in silence – a touching nod to the Deaf community.
It’s almost finale time, which means no more Strictly on our screens for another year. Thankfully, there’s always Strictly Come Dancing’s 2022 arena tour.
But when does it kick off, and how can you get tickets?
When does the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 tour start?
The Strictly tour starts on Thursday, January 20, 2022 and lasts for several weeks.
Pro dancers and your favourite stars from the current series will be dazzling arenas around the country in Strictly Come Dancing Live!
The 33-show tour starts in Birmingham, before heading north to Leeds and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Major cities Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool follow, as do penultimate performances in Glasgow and Nottingham.
London’s The O2 is the final venue, hosting five shows on Friday, February 11, Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13.
All venues have a mix of matinee (afternoon) shows as well as evening performances.
Who will be performing on the Strictly 2022 tour?
Craig Revel Horwood and Shirley Ballas will star – but Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke aren’t expected to (Picture: Getty)
However, it doesn’t seem that Motsi Mabuse will be gearing up to go on the road.
Original judge Bruno Tonioli will be back for the live performances, however, after missing the TV series this year.
Of his return to the UK tour, Bruno said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to be back on the judging panel for the Strictly Arena Tour for the first time in two years.
Bruno Tonioli will also be back for the 2022 tour (Credits: Ian West/PA)
‘I’ve missed my fellow judges, I’ve missed the glitz and glamour of the tour and I’ve missed the amazing audiences that come to see us all over the country – I hope you have missed me too?!
‘I cannot wait to be back alongside Shirley, Craig, the celebs and the pros. The fans are really in for a treat – next year’s arena tour is going to be simply fantastico!’
While the couples they’ll be judging on tour have yet to be announced, we do know who the nightly host will be.
It Takes Two presenter Janette Manrara, a former Strictly professional, will be hosting the show.
Watch this space for further announcements.
Janette Manrara will be the show’s host – after a successful stint on the Strictly after show It Takes Two (Picture: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
How to get tickets to the Strictly 2022 tour
Excited? Luckily, it’s easy to get your hands on Strictly tickets. Just book via Ticketmaster now.
There are 37 shows spanning late January to the middle of February, all of which appear to have tickets left.
That said, all of the shows in Birmingham have low availability, meaning tickets are selling out fast.
There’s low availability for some (but not all) tour dates happening in Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow and London.
Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturdays (7.05pm) and Sundays (7.20pm) on BBC One.
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