VIDEO: Strictly stars announced for Sheffield

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A Coronation Street bad girl, a sporting icon and a TV funnyman are the first celebrities announced for the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2014.

And they will quickstep their way to Sheffield for two nights at the Motorpoint Arena on January 28 and 29.

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2014 will feature former England Rugby World Cup winner, Ben Cohen.

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2014 will feature former England Rugby World Cup winner, Ben Cohen.

Corrie actress Natalie Gumede, former England Rugby World Cup winner Ben Cohen and comedy actor Mark Benton are the first celebrities to be signed up - and more will be announced very soon.

VIDEO: Press the play button to watch the trailer for the forthcoming live show.

Former Strictly favourite Lisa Riley returns to the glitterball dance floor as host for the national tour.

Also taking part in the live shows will be TV judges Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2014 will feature actor and funny man Mark Benton.

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2014 will feature actor and funny man Mark Benton.

They will be on hand to give their expert feedback and all-important scores to the celebrities and their dance partners.

Street star Natalie said: “I’m hugely excited, it’s the perfect excuse to keep dancing! Dancing for all the fans who have voted to keep me in the show will be really special, I can’t wait.”

Ben said: “I’m growing in confidence with every week that passes and I’m starting to feel at home on the dancefloor now. What better way to take things one step further than to perform in front of thousands of people every night, in some of the biggest arenas in the country?”

Funnyman Mark said: “Entertaining arena audiences with my ever-evolving dance steps will be a fantastic way to start the New Year. I cannot wait to hit the road and recreate my favourite routines for fans around the country.”

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour will feature Coronation Street bad girl Natalie Gumede.

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour will feature Coronation Street bad girl Natalie Gumede.

Last December a peak audience of more than 13 million viewers tuned in to watch the Strictly final on BBC One, when gymnast Louis Smith was crowned the winner.

Tickets are £35 to £65, may include booking fees. Buy in person, online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk or call 0114 2565656. Also see The Star’s entertainments listings site, www.wow247.co.uk, where you will find thousands of South Yorkshire and UK events.

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