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27/11/2018 11:25 GMT | Updated 28/11/2018 09:18 GMT

Strictly Come Dancing's Stacey Dooley Trades Kevin Clifton For Aljaž Škorjanec As She Joins Live Tour

Kevin has landed a new musical theatre role instead.

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestant Stacey Dooley will swap partners when she joins the show’s 2019 arena tour. 

The documentary presenter, who is currently the bookies’ favourite to win this year’s series, is among the stars who will tour the country with the show, it has been confirmed.

However, she will be dancing with Aljaž Škorjanec, rather than current partner Kevin Clifton

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Stacey Dooley will not be dancing with Kevin Clifton on the 'Strictly Come Dancing' tour

Kevin will not be joining the ‘Strictly’ tour after taking on the role of Stacee Jaxx in a touring production of ‘Rock Of Ages’ from January to April. 

The dates clash with the ‘Strictly’ tour, which kicks off on 18 January and continues through to 10 February. 

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Aljaž Škorjanec will pair up with Stacey instead

Bosses have revealed that 2018 contestants Dr Ranj Singh and Joe Sugg will also be joining Stacey on the tour. 

They will be dancing with their respective partners from this year’s series, Janette Manrara and and Dianne Buswell

More celebrity names are expected to be announced in due course. 

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Dr Ranj will be taking to the floor once again

For the first time ever, next year’s tour will feature all four of the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judges.

Shirley Ballas will make her debut alongside Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli on the 29-date jaunt, which will travel to Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow, Nottingham and London. 

The show’s 2016 champion Ore Oduba will also be on hand to host proceedings.

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