The Strictly Tour has now been an annual fixture in fans’ calendars for 10 years. Each time the casual enthusiast mentally prepares themselves for a some full-on fluff and scripted joviality, but on this opening night at Wembley, this relentlessly joyful show was full of heart – which is exactly what the world needs right now.
Changes from last year include new host Anita Rani – hair coiffed to within an inch of its life, but she keeps things moving along at a good pace and the audience rarely feels like they’re being fed filler (even when Len’s new DVD gets an extensive plug).
Karen Hardy joins Len Goodman and tour director Craig Revel-Horwood on the judging panel – a shameless audition for the head judge role …
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