Stacey Dooley lands new Strictly Come Dancing hosting job

She's back! Stacey Dooley lands new Strictly Come Dancing hosting job

Stacey Dooley will return to Strictly Come Dancing as the new host for the next year's live tour.

The documentary filmmaker and TV presenter, who is taking over the role Ore Oduba, will be joined for the 32 shows around the country by many of the celebrities and professional dancers from the current series of the BBC One show.

Dooley, who won Strictly last year with Kevin Clifton, said she hopes to get the chance to take a twirl on the dancefloor herself, away from her hosting duties.

She said: "I'm so excited to be joining the Strictly gang again and can't wait to experience it from a different perspective! I'm really looking forward to hosting the tour as I know it'll be a blast.

"I had such an amazing time last year. I hope I'll find a way to get those dancing shoes back on again too!"

Catherine Tyldesley, James Cracknell, Chris Ramsey, Anneka Rice and Alex Scott are among the stars taking part in the current series of Strictly, which returns for its first live show on Saturday.

The dancers taking part in the live tour next year will be confirmed in the coming months.

The arena tour will, for the first time, include a special "relaxed performance" in association with the National Autistic Society, to be held at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.

In another first for the tour, the show will travel to Aberdeen's P&J Live Arena, and the tour will also visit Dublin for the first time since 2012.

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Stacey Dooley attending the National Television Awards 2019 held at the O2 Arena, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Stacey Dooley attending the Only Fools and Horses the Musical opening night at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Tuesday February 19, 2019. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Claudia Winkleman (left), Stacey Dooley, and Tess Daly (right) with the award for best Talent Show in the Press Room at the National Television Awards 2019 held at the O2 Arena, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
File photo dated 14/05/17 of Strictly Come Dancing winner Stacey Dooley who has said has said that Strictly Come Dancing offered a welcome escape from the pressures of her job.
Stacey Dooley and Aljaz Skorjanec attend the photocall for the 'Strictly Come Dancing' live tour at Arena Birmingham on 17 January 2019 in Birmingham, England. Picture date: Thursday 17 January, 2019. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/ EMPICS Entertainment.
Stacey Dooley (centre) and Aljaz Skorjanec perform during a photocall before the opening night of the Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2019 at the Arena Birmingham.
Strictly Come Dancing finalists Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton leave BBC Broadcasting House in London after appearing on the Chris Evans radio show.
Strictly Come Dancing star Stacey Dooley arrives at Blackpool Tower Ballroom for rehearsals ahead of Saturday evening's show.
Stacey Dooley arriving at the red carpet launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2018, BBC Broadcasting House, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Stacey Dooley in the winners photo area at the Virgin British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA) held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/ EMPICS Entertainment
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The tour will open in Birmingham on January 16, before travelling to Aberdeen, Leeds, Manchester, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow and Nottingham, before ending at London's O2 Arena on February 9.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on September 20, with pre-sale from September 17. Tickets for the relaxed performance go on sale on September 26.

The first Strictly Come Dancing live show is on BBC One on September 21.

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