The Cole man is back again

Brendan Cole - Blackpool date

Brendan Cole - Blackpool date

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Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole is bringing his latest theatre tour to Blackpool Opera House.

Licence To Thrill is Brendan’s follow up to his debut theatre tour Live and Unjudged and promises all of the ballroom and Latin favourites seen on Strictly Come Dancing, with Brendan (pictured) hosting his audience throughout.

He will be joined by a cast of 14 musicians and six world class dancers in a two-hour dance and big band extravaganza.

The band is led by musical director Barry Robinson and includes vocalists Ian Mackenzie and Julie Maguire and some of Britain’s best musicians.

On stage throughout the show they will perform songs from across the decades from Nat King Cole to Gladys Knight and Michael Jackson to Tom Jones.

Asked if there will be a James Bond theme, Brendan said: “A small one.

One of the big songs is Gladys Knight’s Licence to Kill (hence the Licence to Thrill title). Also there will be a dance-off between the males in Live and Let Die which I’m really excited about.

“I’m very lucky to have a cast that have been in Dancing With The Stars of France, Australia and Mexico as well as stars from the Broadway hit Burn the Floor and, of course, Strictly Come Dancing.

“With this wealth of talent we will ensure audiences have the best seat in the house, every night, all night and I can’t wait to see it all as a finished product.”

Licence To Thrill is at Blackpool Opera House on Friday, February 1.

Ticket details from www.blackpoollive.co.uk or 0844 856 1111.