First Celebrities Confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing Live 2014

First Celebrities Confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing Live TourStrictly Come Dancing 2014

Coronation Street star and local actress Natalie Gumede, former Sale Sharks and England Rugby World Cup winner Ben Cohen and actor and funny man Mark Benton have just been announced as the first celebrities for the Strictly Come Dancing Live shows next year.

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Alongside the exciting celebrity line-up, Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli are back as the tour’s formidable judges. They will be on hand to give their expert feedback and all important scores to the celebrities and their dance partners. They will be joined by former Strictly favourite and local actress Lisa Riley, who returns to the glitterball dance floor as host of the 2014 tour.

Burnley-born actress Natalie Gumede said:

“I’m hugely excited to be part of the Strictly tour, it’s the perfect excuse to keep dancing! I’m having so much fun and I’ve learnt so much already, I just want the experience to last as long as possible. Dancing for all the fans who have voted to keep me in the show will be really special, I can’t wait.”

On announcing his return to Manchester, Ben Cohen added:

“I love to test myself and Strictly has certainly been a challenge, but I’m growing in confidence with every week that passes and I’m starting to feel at home on the dance floor now. What better way to take things one step further than to perform in front of thousands of people every night, in some of the biggest arenas in the country? Count me in!”

Mark Benton also commented:

“Entertaining arena audiences with my ever evolving dance steps will be a fantastic way to start the New Year. I cannot wait to hit the road and recreate my favourite routines for fans around the country.”

Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour Dates

Fri January 17th 2014 – BIRMINGHAM NIA
Sat January 18th 2014 – BIRMINGHAM NIA (Matinee Show)
Sat January 18th 2014 – BIRMINGHAM NIA
Sun January 19th 2014 – BIRMINGHAM NIA (Matinee Show)
Sun January 19th 2014 – BIRMINGHAM NIA
Mon January 20th 2014 – LONDON Wembley Arena
Tue January 21st 2014 – LONDON Wembley Arena
Thu January 23rd 2014 – LIVERPOOL Echo Arena (Matinee Show)
Thu January 23rd 2014 – LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
Fri January 24th 2014 – LEEDS First Direct Arena
Sat January 25th 2014 – LEEDS First Direct Arena (Matinee Show)
Sat January 25th 2014 – LEEDS First Direct Arena
Sun January 26th 2014 – LEEDS First Direct Arena
Tue January 28th 2014 – SHEFFIELD Motorpoint Arena
Wed January 29th 2014 – SHEFFIELD Motorpoint Arena
Thu January 30th 2014 – NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Fri January 31st 2014 – NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Fri January 31st 2014 – NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena (Matinee Show)
Sat February 1st 2014 – GLASGOW The Hydro Arena (Matinee Show)
Sat February 1st 2014 – GLASGOW The Hydro Arena
Sun February 2nd 2014 – GLASGOW The Hydro Arena (Matinee Show)
Sun February 2nd 2014 – GLASGOW The Hydro Arena​
Tue February 4th 2014 – NOTTINGHAM Capital FM Arena
Wed February 5th 2014 – NOTTINGHAM Capital FM Arena (Matinee Show)
Wed February 5th 2014 – NOTTINGHAM Capital FM Arena​
Thu February 6th 2014 – MANCHESTER Phones 4u Arena
Fri February 7th 2014 – MANCHESTER Phones 4u Arena
Sat February 8th 2014 – LONDON The O2 Arena (Matinee Show)
Sat February 8th 2014 – LONDON The O2 Arena
Sun February 9th 2014 – LONDON The O2 Arena

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