Strictly shake-up as bosses make major change to UK tour | The Sun

A STRICTLY shake-up is on the cards as bosses announced a major change to the UK tour.

Stars keen to continue their Strictly journey will be invited to perform in massive arenas across the country.

Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood will return to judge the Strictly Live Arena Tour.

Italian judge Bruno Tonioli – who bowed out of the BBC show after 18 years – will not be making a comeback.

Instead, Anton Du Beke will make his debut on the tour as he takes his place on the judging panel.

Former Strictly professional dancer Janette Manrara will return to host.


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Anton said: "I'm so excited to join my fellow TV judges on the Strictly 2023 tour and have the chance to enjoy all the fun of the live experience with audiences around the UK."

Anton, 56, was drafted in to judge in 2020 when travel restrictions ruled out Bruno’s appearance.

After missing out on two series, Bruno finally quit – leaving fans devastated.

He told The Sun in an exclusive interview it "got too much" for him, saying his exhausting travel schedule is to blame.

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Bruno had been juggling the BBC show with filming Dancing With The Stars in the US since 2005.

But the ten-hour flight between Los Angeles and London took its toll on the Italian dancer, who said: "I'm done".

"I just can’t do it anymore," he added.

"Going back and forth was too much."

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The live tour kicks off in Birmingham on January 20, before ending in Glasgow on February 12.

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