Strictly stars are ready to step out

The first celebrities to join Strictly Come Dancing 2012 UK Live Tour at the Capital FM Arena Nottingham have been announced.

Australian acting and singing superstar Jason Donovan, feisty property lawyer and entrepreneur Nancy Dell’Olio and actress Chelsee Healey will be joining the show in Nottingham on January 24 and 25.

Kate Thornton will return as the host of the live show alongside the judging panel - Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood, who is also directing the arena tour for the second year running.

Nancy Dell’Olio said: “I am really excited to be part of the tour. I enjoyed every moment of my time on the show and it is great I now get to continue with my new found passion.”

Jason Donovan added: “I have been overwhelmed with the support I have had so far on the show and I have really enjoyed dancing every week.

“Learning so many different dances has been an amazing experience and I can’t wait to see the new routines we’ll be performing on the tour.”

Chelsee Healey echoed these comments and said: ”I am so thrilled to be part of the Strictly Tour, the TV show has been more fun than I ever could have imagined and I can’t wait to carry on dancing every week.”

Over the last four years the tour has sold more than 1.3 million tickets.

“On tour, fans get to watch their favourite dancing couples compete live for votes and the all important feedback of the TV judges. The audience can then vote themselves via their mobiles.

“Arena audiences will get to experience all of Strictly’s glitz, glamour and breath-taking choreography, right in front of their very eyes.

Tickets for the show are on sale now priced at £42.50 and £65 for Gold Circle tickets (plus booking fee).

You can book tickets via the 24hr ticket hotline on 08444 124 624, or in person at the box office, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham.