Hot date on the dance floor

Dancers Kristina Rhiannoff and Robin Windsor

Dancers Kristina Rhiannoff and Robin Windsor

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THE stars of Strictly are set to send temperatures soaring in Blackpool this summer.

Four stars of the hit BBC dance show will be shaking out their sequins and strutting their stuff live on stage at Blackpool Opera House.

Dancers Kristina Rhiannoff and Robin Windsor (above) will join former champion Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev for a sizzling 23-date tour.

And the extravaganza, called Dance To The Music, will roll into The Winter Gardens venue on Saturday June 23.

It won’t just be the Strictly dancers showcasing their skills however, the Strictly band and singers will be joining them and providing some show-stopping sounds.

Kristina who came third last year with dance partner Jason Donovan has told of her excitement.

She said: “I’m very excited about returning to Blackpool, it’s the Mecca of ballroom dancing and I have so many happy memories of competing here.

“We’re really looking forward to being able to showcase what we do without the restriction on moves that we have in the Strictly show.

“We have been given the freedom to create the routines so the audience will see moves we may never have performed before.”

The show promises a musical magical mystery tour with sounds of 60s, Motown and right up to the modern day.

Robin says the show is the perfect opportunity to showcase parts of the show the audience don’t get to see on Strictly,

He said: “If you love music, Strictly or just plain dancing then you will love this show. Strictly has been such an amazing experience for us, we are really looking forward to getting on tour.

“One of the most exciting things is getting to put the Strictly Band under the spotlight as they are so talented but often left in the shadows by the dancers.

“It is a great opportunity to meet the personalities behind those amazing vocals you hear on the live show.

A sparkling range of dance styles will also be on display including an American Smooth and Viennese Waltz – with some surprises along the way.

Tickets are available by calling 0844 856 1111 or visiting www.gigsandtours.com.