Strictly Come Dancing star Len Goodman confirms he WILL appear in live tour as he bids farewell

PUBLISHED: 14:58 20 September 2016

Len Goodman

Len Goodman

Dartford dance expert is bowing out of the top-rated TV talent show

Strictly Come Dancing head judge Len Goodman will appear on the show’s tenth anniversary live tour, even though the upcoming series of the dancing competition will be his last.

Goodman, who runs a dance school in Dartford, will appear alongside fellow judge Craig Revel Horwood, while former Strictly professional dancer Karen Hardy will serve as a guest judge.

The tour, which will be hosted by 2015 semi-finalist and Countryfile presenter Anita Rani, will feature many celebrities from the highly-anticipated 14th series of the show, which will air on BBC One later this month.

They will be joined by their professional dancers to recreate their most popular dance routines from the competition for the judges’ scores and for votes from the arena audiences, who can pick their favourites via text message and have the power to decide who wins the coveted Glitter Ball Trophy at the end of each show.

The 30-show tour will open at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on January 20 2017 and will visit Newcastle, Sheffield, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and London.

Goodman said: “The live tour always has such a great atmosphere and the tenth anniversary tour will definitely be one to remember, especially as this will come as I complete my final year on the TV series as head judge. Rest assured audiences, this tour will be a ten from Len.”

Revel Horwood, who will direct the extravaganza for the seventh year, added: “I am very pleased to be back on tour with legendary Len and also welcoming Karen to the tour’s judging panel. This tenth year is going to be bigger and better than ever before.”

Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10am on September 23.

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