Strictly Come Dancing Professionals head to Blackpool for May show

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Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals will dazzle in Blackpool at the Winter Gardens Opera House on May 21.

Next month sees the critically acclaimed Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals UK Tour taking to the road once more.

And, for the first time ever, audiences will be treated to an amazing dazzling dozen pro dancers from BBC One’s smash hit Strictly Come Dancing, performing this spectacular show in venues across the country.

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Kicking off in Oxford on 1 May, this year’s tour will be bigger and better than ever before as two more dancers have been added to the incredible line-up for the official 36-date tour.

Strictly dancers in rehearsals for the showStrictly dancers in rehearsals for the show
Strictly dancers in rehearsals for the show | submit

The dancers are:

* Australian Open Champion and four-time Amateur Australian Open Finalist Dianne Buswell

* 11-time Italian Latin American Champion and 2022 finalist Vito Coppola;

* Italian Latin Champion Graziano Di Prima

* Chinese National Dance Champion and 2022 finalist Carlos Gu

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* American Rhythm Rising Star Champion, Professional World Mambo Champion and longest serving Strictly Pro Karen Hauer

* Undefeated four-time British National Champion Neil Jones

* Six-time Italian Latin and Ballroom Champion Nikita Kuzmin

* Three-time Strictly finalist including 2022 Gorka Marquez

* Four-time winner of the Italian Dance Championship Luba Mushtuk

* Polish Open Latin Champion and 2022 Strictly Champion Jowita Przystal

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* 10-times Cyprus National Dance Champion Michelle Tsiakkos, making her debut on the tour

* World Latin Dance Championships Under 21 finalist and Strictly 2021 finalist Nancy Xu.

Directed by Strictly’s Creative Director Jason Gilkison, this extravaganza will showcase the exceptional talent of these hugely popular professional dancers from the TV show which celebrates its 21st series this year.

Expect phenomenal dance numbers, dazzling costumes, sequins, sparkles and all the feel-good Strictly magic we’ve grown to love over the years.

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Strictly pros Dianne Buswell, Jowita Przystal, Karen Hauer, Carlos Gu, Michelle TsiakkasStrictly pros Dianne Buswell, Jowita Przystal, Karen Hauer, Carlos Gu, Michelle Tsiakkas
Strictly pros Dianne Buswell, Jowita Przystal, Karen Hauer, Carlos Gu, Michelle Tsiakkas | Mark Brenner

Audiences will be awestruck by the skill, wit, and dancing feats this hugely talented 12-strong Strictly professional dance ensemble achieve, with lifts to take your breath away and an unforgettable soundtrack performed live by the production’s incredible singers and band.

Jason Gilkison said: “The 2023 Tour was spectacular; we really pushed the boundaries with the choreography and as a result the show was phenomenal!

“We want to push that even further for 2024, with more dancers than ever before! Audiences will be blown away by the skills of our Pros, as individuals and as a breath-taking ensemble. The entertainment factor will be off the scale - I can’t wait. See you in May!”

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