Jimi Mistry has been added to the celebrity line-up of the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2011.
The actor joins former Olympic athlete and 2005 series runner-up Colin Jackson, former Hollyoaks star and last year’s runner-up Ricky Whittle, as well as this series’ star dancers: actress Patsy Kensit, psychologist Pamela Stephenson, ex-Coronation Street star Tina O’Brien and ex-EastEnder Kara Tointon.
Jimi, who was booted off the show at the weekend, said: “Although gutted to have left the show, I am very much looking forward to starting the Strictly Come Dancing Tour. It will be great to learn some new routines, and maybe even add in a few of my own moves!”
Zoe Ball, who came third in the TV series in 2005, will present the live show, keeping the nation’s favourite judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel-Horwood and Bruno Tonioli in order.
Craig will also have responsibility for the show’s look and feel as he takes the role of director for the first time.
Patsy said: “I love everything about Strictly; the dancing, the beautiful outfits, the live music and the tour is going to be absolutely amazing – I’m so glad to be joining it. It’s going to be incredible performing each night in front of arena-sized audiences – hopefully I won’t get too nervous!”
Kara said: “I’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by the public support Artem and I have received, or Team Kartem as Bruno calls us! Being on Strictly has been a fantastic experience and I just want to keep dancing for as long as possible.”
Tickets for Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on Monday January 17 and Tuesday January 18 2011 are now on sale at www.motorpointarena.co.uk or www.arenaticketshop.co.uk.