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Judge Rinder to replace Ed Balls on the Strictly Come Dancing live tour

For three nights only, the barrister will be baring his chest on the Manchester leg of the Strictly tour

Published: Thursday, 15th December 2016 at 1:00 pm

Judge Rinder fans, rejoice!


For three nights only, the barrister will be joining the Strictly Come Dancing live tour to swivel those hips, get his abs out and pull some of the most bonkers facial expressions we’ve seen on Strictly in yonks.

The news is a mixed blessing, however. Rinder’s appearance is only going ahead because he’s temporarily taking the place of Ed Balls.

The former MP won’t be able to make the three dates owing to ‘prior commitments’. Personally we think there’s nothing more important than flying around on a piano at the Manchester Arena, but apparently Balls has somewhere more pressing to be.

Rinder said of signing up: “I’m delighted to be joining the Strictly tour in Manchester and I’m particularly excited to be performing in such an enormous arena. I can’t wait to share my love of dance in such an amazing city.”

The celebrities heading out on the Strictly tour was recently confirmed, with Louise Redknapp, Danny Mac, Daisy Lowe, Ore Oduba and Birds of a Feather’s Lesley Joseph already on the line-up.


Meanwhile Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Karen Hardy will be judging.


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