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Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Bobby Brazier join Strictly live UK tour line-up

Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Bobby Brazier are among the celebrities joining the star-studded line-up for the Strictly Come Dancing live UK tour next year (Neil Reading PR/PA)
Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Bobby Brazier are among the celebrities joining the star-studded line-up for the Strictly Come Dancing live UK tour next year (Neil Reading PR/PA) Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Bobby Brazier are among the celebrities joining the star-studded line-up for the Strictly Come Dancing live UK tour next year (Neil Reading PR/PA)

Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Bobby Brazier are among the celebrities joining the star-studded line-up for the Strictly Come Dancing live UK tour next year.

Irish TV presenter Angela Scanlon and former tennis star Annabel Croft will also be taking part in the 30 shows across the UK from January 19 to February 11.

They join the previously announced cast of actress Ellie Leach, broadcaster Angela Rippon and stage and screen star Layton Williams.

The cast of the Strictly Come Dancing live UK tour will take to the road in the new year ((Neil Reading PR/PA)

Channel 4 news anchor Guru-Murthy described his time on Strictly this year as “life-changing” and said the chance to take on another challenge was “irresistible”.

He will dance with professional Jowita Przystal for the tour after being paired with Lauren Oakley for the 2023 series.

EastEnders star Brazier will pair up again with his 2023 partner, Dianne Buswell, for the tour.

He said: “I love dancing and I love Strictly, so what better way to continue this brilliant experience than on the live tour.

“I’ve heard from Dianne what a blast everyone has on the road, so I can’t wait to perform with her for those huge arena crowds next year.”

Broadcaster Scanlon said she is “thrilled” to get the opportunity to continue her “amazing journey” with dance partner Carlos Gu.

Angela Scanlon will reunite with professional partner Carlos Gu on the Strictly tour (Neil Reading PR/PA)

Former tennis champion Croft will change partners for the tour, joining Graziano Di Prima after dancing with Johannes Radebe during the TV series.

She said: “I’m used to interviewing people in front of very large crowds, but to dance in arenas for many thousands of people is going to be something else.

“Dancing every week on the TV show has been such a joy, so I can’t wait for the magic of the tour and to experience it with my new tour partner, Graziano.”

The other celebrities will team up again with their original series partners, with Rippon set to dance with Kai Widdrington, Leach with Vito Coppola and Williams with Nikita Kuzmin.

The couples will be joined on tour by fellow professional dancers Nadiya Bychkova, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Robbie Kmetoni, Jake Leigh and Nancy Xu.

Strictly Come Dancing judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke (Neil Reading PR/PA)

Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke and Craig Revel Horwood will return to their judging seats, while It Takes Two presenter Janette Manrara will host the show.

The 2024 tour will open at Birmingham’s Utilita Arena on January 19 before moving to other cities including Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester and Leeds.

The run will end with five shows as The O2 in London from February 9 to 11.

At the end of each show, the audience will vote to decide who wins the coveted glitterball trophy.

– Strictly Come Dancing live UK tour 2024 will run from January 19 to February 11.