Strictly Come Dancing stars Natalie Lowe, Jay McGuiness and Louis Smith to bring Rip It Up show to King’s Lynn

Natalie Lowe with Louis Smith (centre) and Jay McGuiness who will tour in the new show, Rip It Up. P

Natalie Lowe with Louis Smith (centre) and Jay McGuiness who will tour in the new show, Rip It Up. Picture Colin Thomas/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Strictly Come Dancing star Natalie Lowe has announced she will be touring with two of the show's former celebrity champions now she has left the competition.

Dancer Lowe, 36, recently said she would retire from the BBC contest, which she first joined in 2009, and has now revealed she will star in a stage show with Jay McGuiness and Louis Smith.

Former The Wanted singer McGuiness won Strictly Come Dancing in 2015 with partner Aliona Vilani and Olympic gymnast Smith won lifted the glitterball trophy in 2012 with partner Flavia Cacace.

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Rip It Up will see the trio swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom to the sounds of the 1950s along with a cast of dancers and it will visit King's Lynn on October 20 with a performance at the Corn Exchange.

It has been created by the producers and director of last year's smash tour Remembering Fred, which stars Strictly pros Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec.

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Lowe said: 'To be able to work with these two incredible Strictly champions and choreograph routines with them to the music from music's greatest decade is something we are all very excited to be working on.

'Together, we will dance through some of the most fantastic songs ever created.'

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Rip It Up will also feature Radio 2's Leo Green and his 1950s band, playing hits including La Bamba, Reet Petite, Unchained Melody, Mambo Italiano, Hound Dog, Shout and Magic Moments.

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