Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Strictly Celebs Galore for Tour; the Final Strictly Come Dancing Tour Celebrities Have Been Announced. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Details

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Strictly Celebs Galore for Tour; the Final Strictly Come Dancing Tour Celebrities Have Been Announced. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Details

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Byline: GORDON BARR

WITH just weeks to go until the grand final on BBC One, the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2014 announced model and dancing sensation Abbey Clancy, Dragons' Den star Deborah Meaden, BBC Breakfast presenter Susanna Reid and Westlife heartthrob Nicky Byrne will complete the 2014 celebrity line up.

They will join former England Rugby World Cup winner Ben Cohen; Coronation Street's Natalie Gumede; and actor and funny man Mark Benton on this much-loved tour.

Alongside the exciting celebrity line-up, Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli are back as the tour's formidable judges. They will be on hand to give their expert feedback and all important scores to the celebrities and their dance partners and will be joined by former Strictly favourite Lisa Riley, who returns to the glitterball dance floor as host of the 2014 tour.

On announcing her place on the tour, Abbey Clancy said: "I'm having the time of my life on Strictly this year and I am so excited to be joining the 2014 tour.

"Dancing in some of the biggest arenas around the country is such a great opportunity and I can't wait to thank everyone for the support I've received on the TV series."

Deborah Meaden added: "I'm over the moon to be joining the Strictly 2014 tour. I absolutely loved being part of the series and I was gutted it had to end, so the chance to get back into some of those fabulous costumes and dance with the gorgeous Robin again is too good to miss."

Susanna Reid also commented: "Strictly is intense, absorbing, enormously demanding and endlessly enjoyable. I'm thrilled I'm going to be part of the tour, I'll be making sure I'm on top form, to put on the best show possible for the wonderful arena audiences."

Nicky Byrne said: "A Strictly experience is like no other and I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the show. …

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