Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2016 announced!

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Good news Strictly Come Dancing (opens in new tab) fans - details for the official 2016 Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour have been announced!

Taking in 30 of the biggest entertainment venues across the UK, the star-studded show kicks off on January 22 2016 in Birmingham, and has its final performance in London's O2 on Valentine's Day.

While the tour's star line-up has yet to be determined, one thing is certain: the judges from the TV series - Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli - are reuniting for the 2016 tour!

This is Craig's sixth year in a row directing the live stage show and he revealed: "I am very pleased to have my fellow amigos Len and Bruno back on tour with me! I'm extremely excited to be directing the show again and have lots of new surprises up my sleeve. It's going to be another fab-u-lous extravaganza for the whole family to enjoy."

Head judge Len Goodman added: "It's going to be great to be back on the tour watching some of the best dancers from the TV series out on the road. I can't wait to find out who will be joining Craig, Bruno and myself – it's going to be a lot of fun! We'll be pulling out all the stops, with a terrific line up of celebs and their dance partners."

Bruno Tonioli added: "It's going to be fantastico! Who would believe that we're on to our thirteenth series of Strictly and our ninth live UK tour? I can't wait to see all those beautiful people in the arenas and all the passion on the dance floor."

The new series of Strictly Come Dancing officially kicks off this weekend, as this year's 15 celebrities take to the dancefloor for the first time on Friday September 25 and Saturday September 26.

Tickets for the Strictly Come Dancing Live 2016 UK Tour go on sale at 9am on Monday September 28. Pre-sale tickets are available from Thursday September 24.

To book tickets and up-to-date information on the celebrity line-up visit the official tour website (opens in new tab).

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