Strictly’s Helen Skelton and Fleur East land huge new jobs after show final

HELEN Skelton and Fleur East have confirmed they are joining the Strictly Come Dancing live tour which kicks off in Birmingham on January 20.

Helen will not be joined by her pro partner Gorka Marquez however and will instead dance with Kai Widdrington.


Strictly’s Helen Skelton and Fleur East have landed huge new jobsCredit: BBC

She said: “Strictly has been the adventure of a lifetime and I’m so happy that it will continue next year on the live tour.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing the fans across the country and performing my favourite dances from the series.”

Fleur, who is still paired with Vito Coppola, added: “I’m absolutely over the moon to have the chance to get back into those fabulous sequin outfits.”

The tour, presented by Janette Manrara, will also feature judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Anton Du Beke across 32 dates.

One Saturday evening Countryfile’s Hamza Yassin, TV presenter Helen Skelton, children TV presenter Molly Rainford and singer Fleur East battled it out for the top spot.

But it was Hamza who was crowned the winner of Strictly Come Dancing after a closely fought final.

The four finalists took to the floor with three routines tonight, Judge’s Choice, their favourite dance from the series and a show dance.

Hamza had cried a number of times during the final, and it wasn’t long before he was in tears after Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman announced his name alongside his pro partner Jowita Przystał.

Asked how he felt, he said: “Words can’t describe how I feel.”

He then turned to Jowita and said she was “an angel disguised as a human” before adding it was “the best thing that has ever happened” to him.

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