All five semi-finalists, Joe, 27, Stacey Dooley, 31, Ashley, 37, Faye Tozer, 43, and Lauren Steadman, 25, will be hitting the road with the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 live tour in January. They will be joined by Dr Ranj Singh, 39, and Graeme Swann, 39. There are some surprises in store for fans, however, as some of their favourites will not be paired with their professional partners from the show. Karen Clifton is part of a Strictly shake-up as she takes on the role of Graeme’s dance partner.
With Charles Venn, 45, no joining the line-up, she will be replacing Oti, who will be a judge on The Greatest Dancer.
Due to Kevin Clifton, 36, taking on the role of Stacee Jax in the Rock of Ages tour, Stacey is set to dance with Slovenian-born Strictly pro Aljaz Skorjanec, 28.
Meanwhile, Dr Ranj will be reunited with his Strictly partner Janette Manrara, 35, Joe will be dancing with Dianne Buswell, 29, Ashley with her partner Pasha Kovalev, 38, Lauren with AJ Pritchard, 23, and Faye will be taking to dance floors with pro Giovanni Pernice, 28.
Gushing about the opportunity to join the tour line-up, Lauren shared the news with her 61,000 Instagram followers, saying: “So excited to finally share that myself and @Aj11Ace will be on the @SCD_Live_Tour! What an awesome line-up.”
Strictly 2016 winner Ore Oduba, 33, is confirmed to be reprising his role as host on the live tour next year.
Speaking to The Telegraph’s Talking Strictly podcast earlier this week, he enthused: “I am so excited. I’ve been lucky to be part of the tour now two years in a row, next year will be my third.
“If you’ve ever dreamt of going to the studio to watch the show live on a Saturday night, go to the tour,” he urged fans.
“It is that show but just pumped up 10,000 times.”
For the first time ever, all four judges will be taking part, scoring the stars each night of the tour.
Strictly Come Dancing 2019 tour line-up:
Stacey Dooley — Aljaz Skorjanec
Ashley Roberts — Pasha Kovalev
Dr Ranj Singh — Janette Manrara
Lauren Steadman — AJ Pritchard
Joe Sugg — Dianne Buswell
Graeme Swann — Karen Clifton
Faye Tozer — Giovanni Pernice
Graziano Di Prima
Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 6.35pm on BBC One and the live tour kicks of January 18 in Birmingham.