07/11/2012 07:24 GMT | Updated 06/01/2013 10:12 GMT

Strictly Stars Line Up For Tour, Including Lisa Riley, Michael Vaughan And Darni Harmer

Contestants Lisa Riley, Dani Harmer and Michael Vaughan will be among the stars who will join the 'Strictly Come Dancing' live shows next year.

They are the first names from the latest series of the BBC1 show to be confirmed for the annual tour which begins in January.

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Lisa Riley is one the names confirmed for the Strictly tour

They will join judges Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli for the arena performances, which will be hosted by Kate Thornton.

All three of the newly announced names are still in the contest with Vaughan starting off poorly but wowing the judges with his progress in the past two weeks.

He said: "Learning so many different dances has been a huge challenge for me, but an amazing experience. I'm really looking forward to testing myself with the new routines we'll be performing on the tour."

Former 'Emmerdale' and 'You've Been Framed' star Riley said of her inclusion: "I've had an absolute ball on the show and the chance to carry on dancing, and in front of thousands of people, is too good to miss."

The live show has sold more than 1.5 million tickets over the past five years.

This year's dates open at the Birmingham National Indoor Arena on January 18, moving on to Newcastle Metro Arena, the Glasgow SECC, Liverpool's Echo Arena, the Manchester Arena, London's O2 and Wembley Arena, the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham and Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena.

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