Lindley actress Zoe Lucker joins Strictly Come Dancing live tour

ACTRESS Zoe Lucker isn’t letting her elimination for TV’s Strictly Come Dancing stop her from dancing.

ACTRESS Zoe Lucker isn’t letting her elimination for TV’s Strictly Come Dancing stop her from dancing.

Two weeks after unexpectedly being voted off the show, Zoe has been signed up for the Strictly Come Dancing live tour.

Early next year she will take to the dance floor once again after being named as part of the line-up for the 32-date live tour.

Zoe, who grew up in Lindley, is joining forces with her dance partner James Jordan from the hit BBC show for the tour, which takes in Sheffield Arena for five shows in January.

She will be joined by current favourite Ali Bastian and former EastEnders actress Natalie Cassidy – who both remain on the primetime show.

They will appear alongside model Kelly Brook, rugby player Austin Healey and cricketer Mark Ramprakash, who starred in previous series of the hit programme.

In previous years the show has been enjoyed by a total of more than 500,000 people in the live format around the country and Zoe hopes to, once again, battle her nerves in front of the judges and crowds of thousands each night.

Speaking to the Examiner before she was eliminated from the contest, Zoe, 35, said she had always been a reluctant dancer.

But after scoring high marks from the judges her confidence grew.

The former Huddersfield New College student said: “I might still have those nerves, but I faced huge fear by going and dancing in front of thousands of people and after that other things don’t seem so terrifying.”

Judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel-Horwood are reunited with former judge Arlene Phillips for the live tour.

The producers of the TV show were forced to fend off criticisms of ageism following their decision to drop 66-year-old Miss Phillips at the start of the current run.

Show bosses chose 30-year-old former Strictly winner Alesha Dixon as her replacement.

Zoe and Co will be at Sheffield Arena between Friday, January 29, and Sunday , January 31.

 
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