Dianne Buswell and Luba Mushtuk coming to Birmingham

Dianne Buswell and Luba Mushtuk coming to Birmingham

“Strictly Come Dancing”’s Dianne Buswell and Luba Mushtuk will return for next year’s The Professionals show in Birmingham.

Dianne Buswell and Luba Mushtuk coming to Birmingham

Buswell made it to last year’s final with Joe Sugg. Further back, in her first Strictly stint with a partner, Mushtuk was the first casualty of the series with former rower James Cracknell.

They are among the 10 Strictly dancers who will take the programme’s glitz and glamour to venues across the UK in May and June. This includes a stop-off at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on May 17. That’s right next door to City Nites!

Who will be there?

The line-up also includes Oti Mabuse, Katya Jones, Karen Hauer and Neil Jones.

Fan favourite and former Strictly finalist Gorka Marquez does not have a celebrity partner this series. Furthermore they will return for the tour, which will see Strictly’s professionals perform for audiences in what is billed as an “explosion of electrifying dance”.

The team is completed by:

  • Nadiya Bychkova
  • Johannes Radebe
  • Graziano Di Prima.

Absentees

  • Kevin Clifton
  • Amy Dowden
  • AJ Pritchard
  • Aljaz Skorjanec
  • Janette Manrara
  • Giovanni Pernice

The Professionals tour takes place months after the Strictly Come Dancing Live tour, which kicks off at Birmingham Arena on January 16 and runs over three nights.

It includes some of the celebrities from this year’s series. It continues to attract bumper viewing figures for the BBC on Saturday and Sunday nights.

The series in now in week five and this week’s show follows the surprise elimination of Dev Griffin, 34 and pro partner Dianne Buswell, 30.

Their controversial exit left fans, contestants and judges shocked as they left the ballroom after just four weeks. In addition former England goalkeeper David, James 49, and Nadiya Bychkova, 30, are tipped to be next couple to leave the dancing competition. Furthermore they scored their highest mark of the series last week but were today favourite with Coral bookmakers to leave the competition.

Odds

The odds for David to be the next contestant to leave the competition this weekend are 6/5.

The Professionals tour will open at The Lowry in Salford on May 7, before travelling to London, Nottingham, Blackpool, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Hull, Newcastle, Cardiff, Plymouth, Brighton, Bournemouth and Glasgow.

It ends its run at the Edinburgh Playhouse on June 4.

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Dianne Buswell and Luba Mushtuk coming to Birmingham