Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour begins, we get excited for fake tan and sequins

There's been a Strictly Come Dancing shaped hole in our lives since the show ended last month, so we're thrilled that fake tan, glitterballs and sequins are now back with the live tour *squeals*


The stars of the touring show posed for pictures at their photocall in Birmingham yesterday.

Our faves from the 2011 series are going to do battle again, but can anyone beat Harry Judd?

The reigning champion is going to want to raise the trophy on tour too, but he'll have to fight off competition from runner-up Chelsee Healey and fellow finalist Jason Donovan.

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Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour is just as sparkly as the TV show / WENN

Strictly tours always have the *ahem* not so good dancers too, and this year Nancy Dell'Olio is filling that role. She's joined by fellow 2011 competitors Anita Dobson and Robbie Savage.

Robbie won't get to dance with his pro partner from the series, however, as Ola and James Jordan were controversially left out of this tour by Craig Revel Horwood.

Anton du Beke isn't dancing on tour either as he's got his own stage show with Erin Boag, so Nancy will have to make do with 2010 champion pro Artem Chigvintsev.

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Fake tans and bared torsos: it must be the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour / WENN

Harry, Chelsee, Jason and Anita are all dancing with their pros from the series Aliona Vilani, Pasha Kovalev, Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor.

The only non-2011 celeb on tour is swimmer Mark Foster, who is paired with pro Natalie Lowe.

Judges Craig, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli are all going on tour, but there'll be no Alesha Dixon as she's jumped ship to Britain's Got Talent.

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Welcome back Strictly, we've missed you.