An afternoon and evening off, i set off to Leeds with friends and family for my first Strictly Come Dancing live tour! We had a browse round the shops first, stocked up on a few of my favourites from Hotel Chocolate. Unfortunately Pandora was closed for refurb boo, (although that probably saved me a fortune!). Then too one of my favourite curry restaurants! Fabulous food, friendly staff and great company had!
Off to Leeds Arena we went! I had my phone out like a little tourist photographing everything! The staff were really helpful and friendly. Suitably stocked up at the Merchandise shop (i got a 10 paddle!!!!), we made our way to our seats. Good seats, we could see the dance floor perfectly. The show was brilliant!. This was my first time going to the tour, despite having been a fan of the show for years! The line up was the best! Georgia, Anita, Helen, Jay and Ainsley!!!! Frankie from the Saturdays and Jake from Eastenders also joined the line up as they were not able to do the tour in the previous year. Aside from Ainsley bless him, they were all amazing dancers! Although he does have his own kind of moves and rhythm! Len, Bruno and Craig judging!. All the familiar faces of the pro dancers of course. Mel Giedroyc hosted and she was soooo good, she had us all laughing! I would love to see Mel have a role on the main show, she really deserves it. And can i mention the band! Wow! The singing was just amazing! They really showcased the singers, and they came out onto the dance floor, which made you much more aware of them, as usually on the show they are tucked into a corner. They deserve much more recognition than they get. To top it off, Jay did his Jive!!!! They saved it to the end of course! The crowd went mad! What a sight! What a show, what a night! Why have i never been before! A great time had by everyone! Roll on next year! 🙂