Belfast Telegraph

Strictly stars take to the road

The glitz and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing is hotfooting it around the UK and Ireland over the next few weeks, as the stars of the most recent series go on tour.

Among those taking part are the show's reigning champion, McFly drummer Harry Judd, and runner-up, actress Chelsee Healey.

Actress Anita Dobson, sports personalities Mark Foster and Robbie Savage, Australian star Jason Donovan and glamour puss Nancy Dell'Olio are also going on the tour, which will call at Birmingham, Nottingham, London, Sheffield, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, Cardiff, Dublin and Belfast.

Harry said he is not getting any special treatment and "everyone does the same" throughout the tour - two dance numbers each plus a couple of group dances.

"It feels very good coming into the Strictly tour as champion. I was thinking about that before the final; I thought 'I know I'm doing the tour and I'd love to be the reigning champion on the tour', so I did it and it feels good."

Since lifting the glitter ball trophy, Judd said he has enjoyed a good rest at his parents' house and the victory has not changed his life too much.

"I kind of just went home after the final and went to my mum and dad's, and sat and watched TV and just did normal things for about two or three weeks.

"My life hasn't really changed. I'm just being as normal as possible and that's how I like to lead my life really," he said.

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