Rose Ayling-Ellis and Pernice Giovanni won Strictly Come Dancing 2021, but when will the next series air?
Here’s what you need to know.
When is Strictly Come Dancing 2022?
Although the start date for Strictly Come Dancing 2022 has not yet been announced, if next year’s show follows suit, the iconic dancing competition will begin airing in September.
This year, the show began on Saturday 18 September, with the final taking place on Saturday 18 December, which means next year’s show should be starting on a Saturday night at around the same time in September.
Next year’s series should run for a similar amount of time, so its final show would be expected to air just before Christmas next year.
Who won Strictly 2021 and who were the runners-up?
There were just two couples competing in the final after AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington had to pull out due to injury.
Rose Ayling-Ellis & Giovanni Pernice and John Whaite & Johannes Radebe both performed three dances before it was revealed that the public had chosen Rose and Giovanni as their 2021 winners.
Reacting to their win, Rose told Giovanni: “I just want to say you’re so amazing, you pushed me to believe in myself more than I believed in myself.
“You’re an incredible teacher and a wonderful friend and we have gone through a lot, and I just want you to know you’ve always got a piece of my heart.”
Giovanni replied: “Incredible. I have to say thank you to this beautiful young lady who made all my dreams come true.
“It took me seven years to get that thing and you became the best dancer, the best teammate I could have asked for, you are a dream so thank you for everything.”
Disability equality charity Scope also described Rose’s participation in the show as a “massive step forward” for disability representation.
When is the Strictly Come Dancing Live tour?
Strictly Come Dancing’s arena tour will take place early next year, with a host of celebrities and professional dancers taking to the floor in front of the judging panel.
The tour will take place in January and February of 2022, with multiple dates in Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool, Glasgow, Nottingham and London.
These are the tour dates and locations:
- Thursday 20 January 2022 - Utilita Arena Birmingham
- Friday 21 January 2022 - Utilita Arena Birmingham
- Saturday 22 January 2022 - Utilita Arena Birmingham
- Sunday 23 January 2022 - Utilita Arena Birmingham
- Tuesday 25 January 2022 - First Direct Arena Leeds
- Wednesday 26 January 2022 - First Direct Arena Leeds
- Thursday 27 January 2022 - Utilita Arena Newcastle
- Friday 28 January 2022 - Utilita Arena Newcastle
- Saturday 29 January 2022 - AO Arena Manchester
- Sunday 30 January 2022 - AO Arena Manchester
- Tuesday 1 February 2022 - Utilita Arena Sheffield
- Wednesday 2 February 2022 - Utilita Arena Sheffield
- Thursday 3 February 2022 - M&S Bank Arena Liverpool
- Friday 4 February 2022 - M&S Bank Arena Liverpool
- Saturday 5 February 2022 - SSE Hydro Glasgow
- Sunday 6 February 2022 - SSE Hydro Glasgow
- Monday 7 February 2022 - SSE Hydro Glasgow
- Wednesday 9 February 2022 - Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
- Thursday 10 February 2022 - Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
- Friday 11 February 2022 - The O2 Arena London
- Saturday 12 February 2022 - The O2 Arena London
- Sunday 13 February 2022 - The O2 Arena London
John Whaite and Johannes Radebe, Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice, AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington, Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu, Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin, and Sara Davies and Aljaz Skorjanec will all be taking part in the 2022 tour.
The Wanted singer Max George, who competed on Strictly in 2020, will also join the tour, paired with Katya Jones.
Strictly professionals Amy Dowden, Neil Jones, Luba Mushtuk and Jowita Przystal will also be involved in the tour.
Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli have all been confirmed as the judges for the UK 2022 arena tour.
Tickets are available to buy now from the website, with prices varying depending on the ticket.