Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec on stage at the “Strictly Come Dancing” launch show at Television Centre on August 26, 2019 in London, England.
Strictly star Janette Manrara has been announced as the host of the 2022 Strictly Come Dancing live arena tour, which is set to make a stop at Newcastle.
The professional dancer, 38, will preside over 33 shows across the country in January and February next year.
Manrara was a will reunite with tour judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli.
She and husband Aljaz Skorjanec have both competed as professional dancers on the BBC One series with celebrities since 2013, but Manara hung up her dancing shoes to take on hosting duties on It Takes Two.
She said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting the 2022 Strictly arena tour. It’s a dream come true.
“It’s been two years since the last tour so the expectation and build-up has been huge. We’ve been desperate to return to venues around the UK and now we’re finally back.”
She added: “The show is going to be bigger than ever – with lots of glitter, lots of sparkles, lots of excitement and lots of incredible dance routines. And you never know... you might just see me taking to the dance floor myself – I can’t wait, I’ve really missed it.”
The arena tour, which will be directed by Horwood, will feature performances from some celebrities and professional dancers from the current series of the programme.
The audience will then be able to vote for their favourite dance each night do decide who takes home the Live Tour Glitterball Trophy at the end of each show.
Specific dates are yet to be announced, but the first dates will kick off at Utilita Arena Birmingham on January 20.