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Anastacia rules herself out of Strictly Come Dancing tour

Anastacia is planning a surprise for her fans now she's no longer on Strictly Come Dancing.

Anastacia won't be taking part in the Strictly Come Dancing live tour.

The 48-year-old singer's time on the BBC talent show came to an end on Sunday night (30Oct16), when she lost the dance-off to Daisy Lowe. And despite being a popular contestant on the programme, Anastacia has now confirmed she won't be taking part in the series' live tour early next year (17) because she has commitments with her own tour.

"I'm touring the U.K., I'm putting tickets out on Friday and it's next year from May into June. I'm super happy to be back," she said during an appearance on Loose Women on Tuesday (01Nov16).

She also teased another project for next year, but refused to reveal any details, labelling it "top secret".

"I'm actually just putting out a special project for just my fans," she said. "I'm keeping a secret because I like to Santa-stacia my fans. I haven't done this kind of thing. They're pre-ordering it, they don't know the title…"

Anastacia's time on Strictly wasn't without controversy. An injury led to her having to forgo the dance-off, meaning that DJ Melvin Odoom was automatically sent home on an earlier show.

However, the singer insists the decision on whether or not she could compete in the dance-off was not hers to make.

"I felt awful - I didn't want anyone to think I wouldn't have left personally, but they have rules and they had to go the vote. This is just not someone I am - I'm very much fair but I joined a show that has rules and I had to go with it," she said. "Brendan (Cole, dance partner) had a difficult time with it as well, he's a professional and he'd never experienced it before. You almost feel you need to dance-off if you're hurt and then we realised it wasn't just a sore muscle."

In fact, Anastacia had torn the scars from her double mastectomy - resulting in a very serious injury.

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