Entertainment The celebrity line-up for the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 tour has been revealed
EXCLUSIVE: Janette Manrara says Strictly was 'blessing' for romance and curse isn't real
It Takes Two presenter Janette Manrara has said Strictly Come Dancing was a "blessing" on her romance with Aljaž Škorjanec and insisted the curse isn't realThe 37 year old, who recently left fans stunned with her new look, spoken out about the popular BBC programme during an exclusive chat with OK! at the Together For Short Lives' Ball – which was sponsored by M&S Food and held in partnership with OK! magazine.
Rose Ayling-Ellis will partner up with professional dance partner Giovanni Pernice for the event, whilst Sara Davies and Aljaž Skorjanec will reunite, as well as AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington, Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin, Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu and, John Whaite and Johannes Radebe. Last series' competitor Max George will also return to the dance floor, now dancing with Katya Jones.
Strictly gives inside look at Tilly's 20th as pro Nikita gives her 'best present'
Strictly Come Dancing contestant Tilly Ramsay turned 20 on the 8 November and she thanked pro partner Nikita Kuzmin for the "best birthday present" after he gifted her a pair of Nike trainers . During the Saturday instalment, it was revealed that Nikita had surprised Tilly on her birthday during rehearsals as he invited her family to come down and decorated the room with balloons, flowers and a birthday cake. He said: "Today is a special day, it's Tilly's birthday and I've organised a little surprise for her...
Fellow professionals Amy Dowden, Neil Jones, Jake Leigh, Cameron Lombard, Luba Mushtuk and Jowita Przystal will also join the extravaganza, as well as the Strictly singers and band, for some of the most unforgettable nights in showbiz.
Bruno Tonioli will make a return on the Live Tour judging panel, with Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood also set to appear along with host Janette Manrara.Rose Ayling-Ellis said: “I have loved every minute of my Strictly journey so far, so to be able to continue it on the live tour next year is so exciting! I can't wait to perform live in front of all the fans who have supported me through this incredible series.”
AJ Odudu added: “Going on the Strictly tour is a fantastic opportunity. I’ll get to dance again and relive some of my favourite routines in front of huge live arena audiences. Just get me on the dance floor!”
Strictly fans in tears as Aljaz Skorjanec surprises wife Janette Manrara for her birthday
Strictly Come Dancing fans were left in tears on Wednesday's episode of Strictly's It Takes Two after Aljaz Skorjanec surprised wife Janette Manrara for her birthday on It Takes Two. Janette, who turned 38 on 16 November, was treated by her husband, 31, co-stars and even her past celebrity dance partners in a sweet gesture from the BBC One show. The pro and presenter was left speechless over the surprise as she received a video message from the likes of Peter Andre, Hrvy and Jake Wood, who were all paired with Janette when they appeared on Strictly.
Meanwhile, Max George is excited to be taking part with a new dance partner, explaining: "I’m buzzing to be invited to join the Strictly tour. I know how exciting it is to perform in front the huge arena audiences – it’s incredible. And this time I get to dance with Katya (who’s a fave of mine) – roll on January, it’s gonna be sick!”
The dates for the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2022 are as follows:
- 20–23 January: Birmingham Utilita Arena (Thursday 20th at 7.30pm, Friday 21st at 7.30pm, Saturday 22nd at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 23rd at 1.30pm & 6.30pm)
- 25-26 January: Leeds First Direct Arena (Tuesday 25th at 7.30pm, Wednesday 26th at 7.30pm)
- 27-28 January: Newcastle Utilita Arena (Thursday 27th at 7.30pm, Friday 28th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm)
- 29-30 January: Manchester AO Arena (Saturday 29th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 30th at 1.30pm & 6.30pm)
- 01-02 February: Sheffield Utilita Arena (Tuesday 1st at 7.30pm, Wednesday 2nd at 7.30pm)
- 03-04 February: Liverpool M&S Bank Arena (Thursday 3rd at 7.30pm, Friday 4th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm)
- 05-07 February: Glasgow The OVO Hydro (Saturday 5th at 3.00pm & 8.00pm, Sunday 6th at 1.30pm & 6.30pm, Monday 7th at 7.30pm)
- 09-10 February: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (Wednesday 9th at 7.30pm, Thursday 10th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm)
- 11-13 February: London The O2 Arena (Friday 11th at 7.30pm, Saturday 12th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 13th at 1.30pm & 6.30pm)
Strictly final: Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice crowned winners in emotional finale – 23 top reactions .
Strictly final: Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice crowned winners in emotional finale – 23 top reactions -The pair triumphed in the BBC One show on Saturday evening, defeating Great British Bake Off star John Whaite and his partner Johannes Radebe, the first all-male pairing in the show’s history.