Strictly Come Dancing stars to take part in new Spectacular

The stars of Strictly Come Dancing will be sharing their moves and spilling their secrets in a special four day exhibition show

Fans of Strictly Come Dancing will be able to enjoy the glitz and glamour of the dancefloor in the company of its stars this summer as a special four-day event has been announced.

Hosts Tess Daly, Zoe Ball and Gethin Jones will be joined by judges Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli as well as a selection of celebrity contestants past and present for the exhibition, called Strictly Come Dancing: The Spectacular.

Pro dancers from the BBC series, including Anton Du Beke, Gorka Marquez and Katya Jones, will all be showing off their best moves and grooves in the  90-minute theatre show.

Strictly Come Dancing: The Spectacular
Strictly Come Dancing: The Spectacular (BBC/PA)

Anton and his co-star pros Giovanni Pernice and Aljaz Skorjanec will be joining forces to teach Strictly fans some steps in a special workshop, giving keen ballroom dancers the chance to interact with them while getting a lesson.

Previous contestants Jake Wood and Anita Rani will be among the famous faces appearing in a “My Strictly Journey” exhibit, in which they will discuss their experiences from novice to dancing aficionados.

There will also be fashion shows, a make-up and hair tutorial from the Strictly beauty team and a tea dance, with the opportunity to take a twirl with one of the Strictly pro dancers.

Jake Wood Dancing With Janette Manrara in the Stricly Come Dancing Tour in 2016
Strictly Come Dancing Tour in 2016




Darcey, who has been on the judging panel since 2012, is looking forward to meeting the fans at the event, which is taking place at the ExCeL London from June 22 until June 25.

She said: “The Spectacular is going to be an extraordinary insight into what it is like to be part of Strictly, they will get to meet all the talented and dedicated people that work on one of the most exciting shows.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this event and share my passion for Strictly and all things dance!”

Strictly dance pro Giovanni Pernice will be among the twinkle-toed teachers on hand to help people learn a few new nifty moves and twirls.

Meanwhile Craig, a Strictly judge since the show’s beginning in 2004, promised he will reveal “a few never-before-mentioned secrets”.

Strictly fans took to Twitter after the announcement was made.

Strictly Come Dancing : The Spectacular takes place between June 22 and 25 at ExCeL London. Tickets are available online at, or by calling 0844 858 6755.


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