Strictly's Widdecome live at Arena

This year's Strictly Come Dancing dark horse The Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe, will join the all-star celebrity line-up for the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2011 which comes to the Motorpoint Arena on Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th January. Ann will perform a show-stopping dance routine with the opinionated judge, her harshest critic and this year's Strictly Tour Director, Mr Craig Revel Horwood.
Ann Widdecombe said: "I am very much looking forward to dancing with Craig, after all the rude remarks he has made. However, as he is even taller than Anton, the result should be even funnier! Will anyone judge his performance, I wonder?" 

Her soon-to-be dance partner Craig said: “Watching Anton carry Ann round the dance floor like a pantomime dame has been rather painful, but never the less extremely entertaining!  Ann is a good sport, I can’t wait to get my hands on her, and create a fabulous routine which people will talk about for many years to come!”

Ann will join Matt Baker, Colin Jackson, Patsy Kensit, Jimi Mistry, Tina O’Brien, Kara Tointon, Pamela Stephenson and Ricky Whittle on the two month tour starting in January. Zoe Ball, who came third in the TV series in 2005, will present the live show, keeping the nation’s favourite judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli in order.

Audiences will watch the celebrities and professional dancers competing live for the votes of the judges and as with previous years the audience will have the chance to have their say on who wins the coveted glitter ball trophy as their votes are added to the judges’ scores to select the winner at the end of each show.
The eighth series of Strictly Come Dancing is currently being broadcast on BBC One and is attracting over 12 million viewers a week. 
Tickets for Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour at the Motorpoint Arena on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th January 2011 are now on sale priced £55, £42.50, £35 (subject to booking fee), available in person at the Arena box office, by phone on 0114 256 5656 and online at  or

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