Mark Wright, Caroline Flack and Alison Hammond join Strictly tour

Published Friday, Nov 21 2014, 00:01 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Strictly Come Dancing's Mark Wright, Caroline Flack and Alison Hammond need to keep hold of their ballroom shoes next year, as they're going on tour!

Mark, Caroline and Alison have today (20 November) been confirmed as the latest celebrities to join the 'Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2015', which kicks off in Birmingham in January.

Strictly Come Dancing 2014 lineup: Alison Hammond

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Now eliminated from the BBC One show, Brummie Alison is delighted that she doesn't have to hang up her dancing shoes just yet.

She said: "After the wonderful, warm reception I received from taking part in BBC's Strictly, I'm thrilled to be part of the Live Tour.

"It's going to be great fun to strut my stuff all across the country, but I am particularly excited that we will be opening the tour in Birmingham. I am counting on a great home crowd to get us off to a sparkling start!"

Strictly Come Dancing 2014 lineup: Mark Wright

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Mark, meanwhile, added: "I've had the most incredible time on Strictly and I'm delighted that my Strictly journey won't end quite yet. I can't wait for the tour to start in January - if Blackpool was anything to go by, being able to perform in big arenas in front of thousands of people really is going to be fabulous!

"I'm going to make sure I put everything I have into each and every performance, so I need all the Strictly fans to come down and cheer me on!"

Earlier this month, Frankie Bridge and Thom Evans were also announced as taking part in the tour.

Strictly Come Dancing 2014 lineup: Caroline Flack

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It Take Two presenter Zoe Ball will be hosting the shows, and the tour will again be directed by judge Craig Revel Horwood. As a result, audiences can expect Strictly's glitz, glamour and breathtaking choreography in spectacular style!

Caroline is hoping the tour will mean she can perform live for all the fans that have been voting to keep her in each week.

"My Strictly experience so far has been amazing. I'm enjoying every minute of the TV show and doing the tour lets me carry on dancing a little bit longer," she said.

"I hope that those who have been so lovely and supported me each week will come along to see the show. Dancing for people who took time to vote for me will be an honour."

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