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Last Updated: Friday, 12 October 2007, 10:50 GMT 11:50 UK
BBC Dancing show to hit the road
Ian Waite and Zoe Ball
Zoe Ball and partner Ian Waite danced in the show's third series
Hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing is to hit the road for an arena tour in the New Year.

TV presenter Zoe Ball, former athlete Denise Lewis, The Bill actress Louisa Lytton and ex-EastEnder Letitia Dean are among the contestants taking part.

The show, which will tour the UK in January and February, will raise money for Children In Need.

Ball, who was runner-up in 2005, said: "I had a blast doing the TV show and now I'll be doing it all over again."

18-19 January - Glasgow SECC
21-22 January - Newcastle Metro Arena
25-26 January - London Wembley Arena
29-30 January - Nottingham Arena
2 February - Manchester Evening News Arena
8-9 February - Sheffield Hallam FM Arena
16 February - Birmingham NIA
She added: "When I'm out doing my weekly shop, it's all people ever talk to me about. It's such a popular show with all ages."

Ball, who is married to DJ Norman Cook, will team up again with partner Ian Waite.

Eight celebrities will take part, with more names to be announced soon.

The show will see the celebrity dancers and their partners face judges Arlene Philips, Len Goodman and Craig Revel Horwood.

Audiences at each venue will then be able to vote live from their seats via text message.

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