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Strictly Come Dancing trio announce Here Come The Boys tour - and they're coming to Manchester

Manchester Evening News logo Manchester Evening News 14/01/2019 Jessica Sansome
a man wearing a suit and tie: Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers Aljaz Skorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez are off out on tour © Planet Earth Publicity/PA Wire Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers Aljaz Skorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez are off out on tour

If you thought your Strictly Come Dancing fix was over until late in 2019, think again.

Strictly professionals Aljaz Skorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez have announced that they are going out on their very own tour.

The Here Come The Boys show will see the trio take on 38 shows - including here in Manchester.

Aljaz, Giovanni and Gorka will perform at the city's Bridgewater Hall on Thursday June 27.

Other stops on the tour include Carlisle, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Leicester, Nottingham, Birmingham, London and Brighton, before the show wraps up in Southend on July 28.

The official Twitter page for the show says that a pre-sale will take place on January 16th through Ticketmaster with the general sale starting on January 18th.


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Set around a club scene with a DJ filling the venue with dancefloor anthems, club classics and guilty pleasures, Aljaz, Giovanni and Gorka will go head-to-head in a battle Latin, ballroom, commercial and contemporary dance disciplines.

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It will also feature live vocals from British singer and songwriter Elisabeth Troy.

And with no judges to critique their moves, it's down to the public to pick their winner each night.

We sense the rivalry already.

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Speaking about the tour, Aljaz said: "While we might all be the best of friends, the show's competitive element means that there will be no love lost when we battle it out on the dance floor to win the audience vote - serious bragging rights are at stake."

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Confident Giovanni joked that Aljaz and Gorka would be hoping to beat him "as they both secretly know I'm the best dancer".

He added: "I can't wait to be crowned champion every single night!"

But in a sweeter touch, Gorka said touring with two of his best friends was "the icing on the cake".

Also keeping the Strictly ties, the show was co-choreographed by fellow professional dance, and Aljaz's wife, Janette Manrara.

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The boys will also take part in the Strictly Come Dancing Live tour which begins in Birmingham on January 18.

The whole team, including this year's finalists Stacey Dooley, Joe Sugg, Faye Tozer and Ashley Roberts, will perform at the Manchester Arena for four shows on Saturday January 26 and Sunday January 27.

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