Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2015

Well it seems that this week has been one for enjoying sport, not that I'm complaining! Yesterday my Mum and I ventured to the NIA (now the Barclay Card Arena) in Birmingham, to enjoy her Christmas present- tickets to the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour.

Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2015

We've been to see the show in previous years many times before, but as the celebrities are different on the BBC TV show every season, the live tour performances are never the same year on year. We loved this season of Strictly shows that aired in 2014 because there were so many amazing surprise performances from the contestants competing for the coveted glitterball trophy. Probably the most surprising performance was the actor who plays Max Branning- Jake Wood, who became known for his snake hips in so many of the latin numbers he danced!

Unfortunately Jake wasn't part of the live show, but the celebs who were, were still fantastic. Dancing on the live tour was current Strictly champion Caroline Flack, former Blue band member Simon Webbe who performed an astounding Argentine Tango which received a standing ovation from the crowd. Thom the rugby player/ model, TV presenter Alison Hammond, hysterical Scott Mills and former contestant from a previous series Rachel Stevens who was there in place of Frankie Bridge who's just announced she's pregnant. Which although is fantastic news for Frankie and husband Wayne, I was really looking forward to seeing her perform my favourite performance of the show, when Frankie played Elphaba from the musical Wicked.

Scott Mills' Crab Dance


Now if I'm completely honest I've always secretly wished that we wore more (any) sequins in athletics, it's a trend I'm going to have to work on obviously. But the costumes in the Strictly tour were absolutely stunning, especially in the group performance of Frozen. The band were astounding too, and they even got to do some dancing during the show. All in all it was a fantastic afternoon of entertainment that had us up dancing, clapping and laughing (at Scott Mill's crab dance) throughout the performance.

Simon Webbe Lifting the Glitter Ball Trophy




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