Ore Oduba.

Tickets for the 2018 Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour, which will visit 30 venues across the country, have gone on sale.

The 2018 tour will see the return of reigning Strictly Champion Ore Oduba as this year’s host, joined on stage by Strictly judges Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli.

About the tour

Craig Revel Horwood will direct the live show for the eighth year and will be joined by many of the celebrities and professional dancers from the 15th Strictly Come Dancing BBC One TV series.

Each performance on tour will be scored by the Live Tour judges, while celebrities and their dance partners will also be battling to win votes from the arena audiences, who can text to vote from their mobile phones.

At the end of each show one winner will receive the Glitterball Trophy, with further casting announcements to be made over the coming months.

Oduba commented: “I’m so thrilled that I get to keep that dream alive and take part in the Strictly live tour once again, this time as host.

“The show and its fans will always hold a special place in my heart so I can't wait to travel the UK again and meet the fantastic audiences that make Strictly the phenomenon we know and love.”

Tour dates

The 30-show tour will open at Arena Birmingham on 19th January and will then visit some of the biggest entertainment venues across the UK.

Tour dates include:

•    Arena Birmingham, Birmingham: 19th – 21st January
•    Manchester Arena, Manchester: 27th – 28th January
•    SSE Arena, Belfast: 30th – 31st January
•    Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham: 6th – 7th February
•    The 02 Arena, London: 10th – 11th February

Booking your place

Groups can contact their preferred venue to find out more about group offerings. More information can be found on www.strictlycomedancinglive.com.

Tickets for the Arena Birmingham dates can be booked via www.theticketfactory.com or by calling 0844-338 822.