Bake Off's Mel Giedroyc to host 2016 Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour
Great British Bake Off star Mel Giedroyc is to host the 2016 Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour.
Giedroyc, who presents Bake Off alongside Sue Perkins, said: " Hosting the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour is literally a dream come true.
"You do not understand how much I love live shows and how much I love Strictly Come Dancing, so having those two elements together and the idea of thousands of people filling those extraordinary arenas is just incredible.
"As the host, I sort of envisage myself as a Big Top master. In fact, I'm thinking tails, top hat and very, very dominatrix shoes. I will be a stern but loving mistress."
She will be joined by Strictly judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli, who will reunite for the tour.
For the sixth year in a row, Revel Horwood will also be directing the live event.
The tour will feature both celebrities and professional dancers from the latest series of the show.
They will re-create their most popular dances from the TV show and will be scored by the judges at the end of each performance.
The audience will also be able to participate, and can vote on their mobile phones to have a say in who wins the Glitterball Trophy each night.
There are 30 shows in total and the tour opens on January 22 at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.
The tour will travel the country, ending at the O2 in London on Valentine's Day.
Tickets for the 2016 Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour are on sale from Monday September 28.