2020 Strictly finalist Janette Manrara and 2019 Dancing With The Stars (Australia) finalist Joshua Keefe will be dusting off their dancing shoes and completing the incredible line-up for this year’s highly anticipated official Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals UK tour. Tickets are on sale now.
Performances will begin in Salford on 26 June, before waltzing around the UK to Blackpool, Liverpool, Halifax, Hull, Birmingham, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Reading, Bournemouth, Sheffield, Nottingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Cardiff, finishing in London on 24 July.
Janette Manrara joined the Strictly family in 2013 and has twice won the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas TV Special. She said: “I am so excited to be joining the Strictly Come Dancing Professionals Tour! I’m thrilled to be a part of the show and to perform on stage across the UK again after so long! I cannot wait to finally see all the Strictly fans that come along the shows – it will be amazing!”
Joshua Keefe is part of the choreography team on the Strictly Come Dancing TV show. He performed in all of the 2020 series’ group numbers and in the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2020. He said: “Having danced in the TV show and performed in the Strictly arena tour, I can’t wait to join the Strictly professionals on this tour. We’re all so thrilled to be able to perform in theatres again and I know our energy will show on stage. It’s going to be a brilliant show!”
Directed by Strictly’s Creative Director Jason Gilkison, Janette and Joshua join a stunning line-up of pro dancers all ready to race back to the dance floor: Australian Open Champion and 2018 finalist Dianne Buswell; Professional World Mambo Champion and 2021 Strictly finalist Karen Hauer; 2017 Strictly Champion Katya Jones; undefeated four-time British National Champion Neil Jones; 2021 Strictly finalist Gorka Marquez; four-time Italian Dance Championship winner Luba Mushtuk, South African champion and Strictly star Johannes Radebe and Dancing With The Stars Ireland professional dancer Kai Widdrington.