Ed Balls confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing tour

30th Nov 16 | Entertainment News

Ed Balls, Ore Oduba and Lesley Joseph will be hitting the road for the 10th anniversary Strictly Come Dancing live tour next year (17).

Ed Balls

Ed Balls has been confirmed to take part in the upcoming Strictly Come Dancing live tour.

The former Shadow Chancellor's time on the BBC talent show came to an end on Sunday night (27Nov16) after a staggering 10 weeks in the competition. Week after week, Ed continued to impress and entertain viewers with his moves on the dance floor, and now the 49-year-old is planning to "give everything I've got" as he prepares to hit the road for the Strictly tour next year (17).

"My time on Strictly has been incredible. I've been overwhelmed by the huge support I've had from the public voting for me," Ed said.

"Going on tour is going to be another first for me, and I plan to give it everything I've got for the audiences across the country."

Other stars confirmed to be joining the 10th anniversary tour are Ore Oduba and Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph.

They will join Louise Redknapp, Danny Mac and Daisy Lowe, tour host Anita Rani, and judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Karen Hardy when the tour kicks off in Birmingham on 20 January (17).

"The live tour means I don't have to wake up from this Strictly dream," Ore said. "I can't wait to travel the country with my friends and meet the fantastic audience that made our whole experience possible."

Meanwhile, Lesley added: "I can't wait for the tour. I'm getting ready to put my dancing shoes back on and hit the dance floor again!"

The tour will travel to venues in London, Newcastle, Sheffield, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, but Ed will be absent from the line-up for the Manchester shows on 4 and 5 February (17) due to prior commitments.

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