Strictly Come Dancing will conduct a live UK arena tour in 2023

Strictly Come Dancing will conduct a live UK arena tour in 2023

For the first time on the calendar, fan-favorite Anton Du Beke will join the judging panel of Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood.

Janette Manrara, a former pro, will also be returning to show the 31 shows foxtrotting across the country in January and February next year.

The fun live shows will debut at the Utilita Arena Birmingham on 20 January, with the live demonstration set wreaking havoc on some of the UK''s largest entertainment venues.

Craig Revel Horwood, a television judge, will be taking on the 2023 tour, which will feature many of the most well-known performers from this year''s, as well as the Strictly Live Band.

Further casting announcements will be made soon to help commemorate this 20th series extravaganza.

Last weekend''s mammoth 20th series (Saturday, September 24) has returned with a fresh celebrity line-up and sensational dance routines.

The show will be equally as breathtaking, with remarkable choreography and great live music that is renowned for, so that viewers may experience everything they need about it in real life.

In another exciting twist, arena audiences will be in the judging seats as they learn to select who wins the Glitterball Trophy at the end of each show, while tour judges provide their expert opinions and scores for each performance.

The audience will be able to vote for their favorite couple via text and their votes will be able to select who wins.

During each performance of the tour, a British Sign Language interpreter will be displayed on two very large screens each side of the stage, so that attendees may book tickets and sit almost anywhere in the arena to see the show.

Anton Du Beke said, "I''m so excited to be joining my fellow TV judges on the 2023 tour and have the opportunity to witness all the thrills of the live music with audience members in the United Kingdom."

Am thrilled to be returning to the judge panel, and it will be a pleasure to have Anton with us. Its always so much fun to see everyone and perform for you, and I cant wait for January when we get the show on the road!

Craig Revel Horwood said: "I''m very pleased to be back on stage directing and judging the 2023 tour." This tour will be bigger and better than ever before my imagination is spreading wild!" With Anton joining the judging panel, one word, three syllables: FAB-U-LOUS!

Janette Manrara said she expects her son to come back for the 2023 event! It''s the most incredible experience to be part of this epic production, which brings all we know about the TV series to hundreds of thousands of people around the United Kingdom.

Tickets are on sale at 9.00am on Friday 30 September from: (opens in new tab).

You may also watch the accompanying video below, showing all of the exciting shows to come!

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