Birmingham dance-off for Strictly professionals

By Leigh Sanders | Theatre & Comedy | Published:

Strictly Come Dancing have announced the 10 professional stars who will feature on their latest live tour - with Birmingham set to host the dance hall extravaganza in May.

Katya Jones, left, with Joe McFadden on last year's tour at Arena Birmingham

Following the success of the 16th series of the smash hit, award-winning BBC One show, fans will get the chance to see their favourite dancers live on stage as tickets for the 2019 Strictly Come Dancing - The Professionals UK Tour now on sale.

The exciting line-up of Strictly favourites performing are: 2017 Strictly champion Katya Jones; 2017 semi-finalist AJ Pritchard; three-time Strictly finalist Giovanni Pernice; 2016 Strictly finalist Oti Mabuse; Australian Open Champion and 2018 finalist Dianne Buswell; Professional World Mambo Champion and former Strictly finalist Karen Clifton; Two-time Ballroom and Latin World Champion Nadiya Bychkova; undefeated four-time British National Champion Neil Jones; 2014 Strictly winner Pasha Kovalev; and 2017 Strictly finalist Gorka Marquez.

Audiences nationwide will get to enjoy the incredible talent of these multi-award-winning world-class dancers as they perform stunningly choreographed ballroom and Latin routines in exquisite costumes, with all the glitz, glamour, sequins and sparkle of the TV show.

The tour comes to Birmingham Symphony Hall on both May 16 and 17. Tickets are available here.

Leigh Sanders

By Leigh Sanders

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