STRICTLY COME Dancing head judge Len Goodman will appear in Leeds on the show’s tenth anniversary live tour next year, even though the upcoming series of the dancing competition will be his last.
Goodman will appear alongside fellow judge Craig Revel Horwood, while former Strictly professional dancer Karen Hardy will serve as a guest judge. The tour, which will be hosted by 2015 semi-finalist and Countryfile presenter Anita Rani, will feature many celebrities from the highly-anticipated 14th series of the show. It comes to Leeds on Thursday February 2, and Friday February 3, at the Leeds First Direct Arena. The 30-show tour will open at the Barclaycard Arena, in Birmingham, in January and will also visit Newcastle, Sheffield, Glasgow, Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool and London.
Goodman said: “The live tour always has such a great atmosphere and the tenth anniversary tour will definitely be one to remember, especially as this will come as I complete my final year on the TV series as head judge. Rest assured audiences, this tour will be a ten from Len!”
Revel Horwood, who will direct the extravaganza for the seventh year, added: “I am very pleased to be back on tour with legendary Len and also welcoming Karen to the tour’s judging panel. This tenth year is going to be bigger and better than ever before. We’ll be pulling out all the stops to make sure that this anniversary tour is the best yet!”
Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10am on September 23.