SEVEN stars from this year’s Strictly Come Dancing competition will take to the road in January for the TV show’s annual Live Tour.

Competing again in arenas across the UK will be Saffron Barker, Emma Barton, Mike Bushell, Kelvin Fletcher, Alex Scott, Catherine Tyldesley and Karim Zeroual.

They will be joined by new tour host and last year’s Strictly champion Stacey Dooley, and the tour judges will be Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli.

Craig also directs the tour.

Alex Scott MBE said: “I’m really excited for next year’s tour - I hope I’ll get the chance to perform some of my favourite routines again. Strictly has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I’m thrilled that I’ll get to dance for everyone who has voted for me on the TV series.”

Actress Catherine Tyldesley said she had “absolutely fallen in love” with dancing, adding that she could not wait to get back on the dance floor.

EastEnders actress Emma Barton said: “I’ve heard amazing things about the live tour from my friends who’ve done it before. As a performer, nothing compares to being in the moment and actually going out and performing in front of a live audience.”

Former Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher said: “The Strictly experience is really like no other - the training and work that goes into it is immense. I feel like I’ve really pushed myself, but it’s completely worth it.”

BBC Breakfast’s Mike Bushell said: “I’ve loved my journey on the TV show and have lost a stone and a half in weight.”

Strictly Live will be at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on January 24 (call 0844 248 1585 to book tickets) and Manchester Arena on January 25 and 26 (call 0844 847 8000).

Visit to book for either venue.