New Strictly pro dancer replaces Gorka on tour

Strictly dancer Cameron Lombard is joining the cast of the new UK tour, 'Strictly Presents: Keeep Dancing'.

By
Deborah Welsh
Wednesday, 15th June 2022, 10:07am
New Strictly pro dancer replaces Gorka on tour

Cameron, recently announced in the Pro dancer line-up for the 20th series of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing will replace Gorka Marquez, who has withdrawn due to injury.

Kicking off on 22 June at Tunbridge Wells' Assembly Halls, the 35-date tour will give audiences a chance to go behind the glitterball and into the wonderful sparkly world of Strictly - with the celebrities and professional dancers giving a unique insight into the smash hit TV show via stunning choreography and fascinating storytelling.

Cameron Lombard said: "It's a real thrill for me to be joining this new Strictly tour. 'Keeep Dancing' is all about giving the audiences a sneak peek at what goes on behind the scenes at the TV show - I know they are going to love it!”

Cameron added: “We will all miss Gorka on the road with us. I'm sending him my very best for a speedy recovery."

Gorka Marquez said: "I'm very disappointed not to be able to join the tour, but I must follow medical advice and rest and recuperate. I'll be cheering everyone on from home. Audiences are in for a real treat!"

'Keeep Dancing' director, Trent Whiddon said: "We are very sad that Gorka has had to withdraw but know we'll be in safe hands with Cameron joining the cast. We've just started rehearsals and the show is going to be spectacular.”

He added: “Audiences will enjoy some of their favourite numbers from the BBC One show and some amazing new routines, as well as learning first hand from our cast the secret hopes, heartbreaks and goals on the TV show."

Joining Cameron on this spectacular new touring show will be Strictly 2020 finalist and former EastEnders star Maisie Smith, together with Strictly 2021 semi-finalist and CBBC Presenter Rhys Stephenson.

Together with the incredible Strictly professional dancers Neil Jones, Jowita Przystal and Nancy Xu. And, as an extra special treat for Strictly fans, live music will be performed by The Wanted’s Max George, who competed in the 2020 series of the smash hit BBC One show.

Strictly Presents...Keeeep Dancing will take you into the Strictly ballroom and beyond with incredible dances, group routines, songs and stories.

The show will be directed and choreographed by former Strictly professional dancer Trent Whiddon and his wife and dance partner Gordana Grandosek.

Strictly Presents Keeeep Dancing! will be at Aberdeen Music Hall on Saturday, July 2 and Dundee’s Caird Hall on Sunday, July 3.

For more information on the show and to book tickets, visit www.strictlypresents.com

Twitter: @SCD_Live_Tour

Instagram: @Strictlycomedancinglive

Facebook: /strictlylive

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