Strictly Come Dancing live tour 2023: Who will be there and how to get tickets

Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour is returning to UK arenas but which celebs are going to be there?

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 fans will be delighted that the show will be hitting the road in 2023 as part of the Live Tour but fans are wondering who will be there and how to get tickets.

Each Saturday fans have tuned in to see their favourite celebrities compete in the show and who is voted out of Strictly by watching the Sunday night results show. But as the series draws to a close, with the final couples leaving the contest, fans can catch them in action once more on the Strictly tour or Strictly the Professionals Tour 2023 and some pros will be competing in the Strictly Christmas special 2022 line up.

And tickets have now gone on sale - giving you even more time to snap up a pair of tickets for the shows which run from January 20th - February 12th 2023 as a Christmas gift for the Strictly fan in your life. 

Who will be on Strictly 2023 tour?

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 winner Hamza Yassin, actress Molly Rainford, Will Mellor, Ellie Simmonds, Fleur East, Helen Skelton and Tyler West are the celebrities confirmed to be going on the Strictly 2023 tour. They will be joined by Strictly professionals, Amy Dowden, Neil Jones, Robbie Kmetoni, Jake Leigh, Luba Mushtuk, Michelle Tsiakkas, and Kai Widdrington who has replaced Gorka Marquez.

Joining them, for the first time ever, all four TV judges Anton Du Beke, Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood will all star together in the Strictly 2023 tour which Janette Manrara will return to host.

Speaking about the upcoming tour, Hamza Yassin said, “Strictly has changed my life in ways I never imagined, so to be doing the tour on top of it all is a dream come true! I’ve heard the tour audiences are unparalleled, so I’ll be relishing the atmosphere every night, and I’m so excited to share that experience with my fellow dancers – not to mention the judges.”

Molly Rainford added, “I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining the Strictly Live Tour, performing for the huge arena crowds across the UK is going to be an incredible experience. I’m really looking forward to continuing my amazing Strictly journey and getting out on the road to meet all the fans."

Will Mellor said, "Strictly has been one of the most memorable and emotional journeys I’ve ever been on! Stepping out of my comfort zone and being a part of this massive show is something I’ll never forget. I can’t wait to put on my dancing shoes and go around the country to perform on huge stages in front of thousands of people who have watched and supported us. Bring on the tour!!”

Ellie Simmonds, explained, “Strictly was a such an incredible life-changing and emotional experience for me - it gave me a huge confidence boost and the feeling that anything is possible!  So to be able to continue my journey on the tour next year is going to be amazing. I can't wait."

Strictly live 2023 tour line up

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Fleur East said, “As a huge Strictly fan, being part of the TV competition has been an unbelievable experience and I’m absolutely over the moon to have the chance to get back into those fabulous sequinned outfits for the live tour next year!”

Helen Skelton added, “Strictly has been the adventure of a lifetime and I'm so happy that it will continue next year on the live tour. I’m really looking forward to seeing the fans across the country and performing my favourite dances from the series. I can't wait!"

Tyler West, whose time on the TV series came to an end when he was voted off Strictly in week eight following a nail-biting dance-off, said, “I never realised how much dance would change my life but I can’t express how much I’ve loved it and fully embraced this opportunity to learn to dance with the best dance partner anyone could ask for in Dianne! I am so happy my Strictly journey isn't over quite yet and I can’t wait to relive some of our favourite dances and live like a pop-star on tour performing for audiences each night! I am buzzing to get on the road with the gang.”

Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2023 tickets - RRP from £35-£95 each | Ticketmaster

Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2023 tickets - RRP from £35-£95 each | Ticketmaster

The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour is back and hitting the road in January and February 2023! Now you have the chance to experience everything you love about the multi-award-winning TV series – live!

Will Mellor, Ellie Simmonds and Tyler West on the Strictly 2023 tour

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The 2023 tour will be directed once again Strictly Judge Craig Revel Horwood and will feature many of the celebrities and professional dancers from the current series of the multi-award-winning BBC One show, together with the Strictly Live Band, a great way to celebrate the 20th series of this entertainment phenomenon. Further casting announcements around celebrities and Strictly pros will be made soon.

Speaking about the upcoming tour, tour newcomer Anton Du Beke said, "I'm so excited to join my fellow TV judges on the Strictly 2023 tour and have the chance to enjoy all the fun of the live experience with audiences around the UK."

Strictly’s Head Judge Shirley Ballas said, “I’m delighted to be returning to the judging panel, and it will be lovely to have Anton with us. It’s always so much fun! The audiences at the arena shows are phenomenal and it’s so nice to get to see everyone and perform for you all – I can’t wait for January when we get the show on the road!”

Meanwhile Craig Revel Horwood is "thrilled" to be back directing and judging the live tour. He added, “This tour is going to be bigger and better than ever before – my imagination is running wild! With Anton joining the judging panel, one word, three syllables: FAB-U-LOUS!”

Janette Manrara concluded, “I’m so excited to be returning to host the 2023 Strictly Live Tour! It is the most incredible experience to be part of this epic production, bringing all we love about the TV series to hundreds of thousands of people around the UK.”

Craig Revel Horwood, Anton Du Beke and Shirley Ballas judges on Strictly Come Dancing Live tour 2023

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Strictly Come Dancing 2023 tour tickets

Strictly Come Dancing 2023 tour tickets are on sale now and you can book them via Tickets cost £35 - £95 (bands differ between venues) and all ticket prices are subject to a booking fee and may be subject to a venue facility fee.

This year the tour is no different, showcasing all the amazing choreography and fantastic live music that Strictly is famous for, so that audiences around the UK can experience everything they love about the TV show live on stage.

As in 2022, each performance of the tour will host a British Sign Language interpreter, who will be displayed on two very large screens either side of the stage so that attendees can book tickets and sit almost anywhere in the arena to enjoy the experience with family and friends.

Strictly Come Dancing 2023 tour locations

 This Strictly Come Dancing 2023 tour will visit a variety of locations across the UK - Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield, London, and Belfast, bringing 31 supersized sparkle-filled shows foxtrotting in January and February 2023.

Opening at the Utilita Arena Birmingham on 20 January, the scintillating live show will then waltz across the country to some of the UK’s biggest entertainment venues: Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, Leeds’ First Direct Arena, the AO Arena Manchester, Sheffield’s Utilita Arena, Newcastle’s Utilita Arena, London’s O2 Arena, SSE Arena Belfast, culminating at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow on 12 February.

Strictly Come Dancing 2023 tour dates

  • 20–22 January - Birmingham Utilita Arena - (Friday 20th at 7.30pm, Saturday 21st at 2.30pm &; 7.30pm, Sunday 22nd at 1.30pm & 6.30pm)
  • 24-25 January - Nottingham Motorpoint Arena - (Tuesday 24th at 7.30pm, Wednesday at 25th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm)
  • 26-27 January - Leeds First Direct Arena - (Thursday 26th at 7.30pm, Friday 27th at 7.30pm)
  • 28-29 January - Manchester AO Arena - (Saturday 28th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 29th at 1.30pm & 6.30pm)
  • 31 January - Sheffield Utilita Arena - (Tuesday 31st at 2.30pm & 7.30pm)
  • 01-02 February - Newcastle Utilita Arena - (Wednesday 1st at 7.30pm, Thursday 2nd at 7.30pm)
  • 03-05 February - London The O2 Arena - (Friday 3rd at 7.30pm, Saturday 4th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 5th at 1.30pm & 6.30pm)
  • 07-08 February - Belfast SSE Arena - (Tuesday 7th at 7.30pm, Wednesday 8th at 2pm & 7.30pm)
  • 10-12 February - Glasgow OVO Hydro - (Friday 10th at 7.30pm, Saturday 11th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 12th at 1.30pm & 6.30pm).

How long does the Strictly tour show last?

The Strictly tour show lasts approximately 150 minutes. Arena audiences can not only watch the spectacular stars in action as they perform roof-raising routines, but they are also granted the power to decide who wins the coveted Glitterball Trophy at the end of each show. The tour judges will provide their invaluable wisdom, advice and scores at each performance, but the audience vote via text for their favourite couple, and it is ultimately their votes that will decide who wins!

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