Professional dancers from BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing will begin their next UK tour in Oxford.

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals UK in 2024 will kick off at the New Theatre in Oxford on May 1.

The 36-year-old tour will include the show’s current runner-ups, Vito Coppola, Carlos Gu, and Gorka Marquez, and winner Jowita Przystal.

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Organisers say this is the first time there will be 12 dancers on the tour.

The 2023 tour kicked off earlier this year in Hull’s Bonus Arena with performances that included a Disney tribute and an 80s megamix.

Strictly’s creative director Jason Gilkison said: “The 2023 tour was spectacular. We really pushed the boundaries with the choreography and as a result, the show was phenomenal!

“We want to push that even further for 2024, with more dancers than ever before.

“Audiences will be blown away by the skills of our pros, as individuals and as a breath-taking ensemble.

“The entertainment factor will be off the scale.”

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Also among the line-up is Australian Open champion Dianne Buswell, Italian Latin winner Graziano Di Prima, Strictly pro Karen Hauer, four-time British national champion Neil Jones and six-time Italian Latin ballroom champion Nikita Kuzmin.

Strictly 2021 finalist Nancy Xu will also feature, joined by ten-times Cyprus national dance champion Michelle Tsiakkas and four-time winner of the Italian dance championship Luba Mushtuk.

The tour will include matinee and evening shows and will come to an end on June 1 at the Globe Theatre in Stockton.

Tickets go on sale on July 14 at 9am at