Phil Tufnell warns Craig Revel Horwood "I was robbed on the live shows, this time it's Strictly personal"

Phil Tufnell


West End Star Denise Van Outen and Former England Cricketer Phil Tufnell complete the star studded line up for the 2013 Strictly come Dancing live tour which arrives at the MEN Arena 31st January - 1st Feb.


They will join Tracey Beaker star Dani Harmer, much loved TV presenter Fern Britton, TV actress Lisa Riley, GB Olympian and Striclty winner Louis Smith and former England Cricket captain and legend Michael Vaughan.

who knows what can happen and if anything's said by the judges; well they might just get a bit back.

Phil Tufnell is a Strictly veteran, having taken part in series seven of the BBC One show, he reached week nine of the competition. Famous for his comedic routines, Phil will delight the judges and audiences alike with his return to the dance-floor. I spoke to Tuffers today, he sounded fired up and ready for action:


I’m gonna be giving it my best shot, and as it live in front of an audience - who knows what can happen and if anything's said by the judges; well they might just get a bit back, I feel like I was robbed on the television show, now I’m back, and this time it’s (strictly) personal.


Do you think they took you seriously as a dancer on the show?

I’m not sure because I always felt like I was a little bit under marked, I tried my best and I think I did some decent stuff, perhaps the time for me to go was right. You do get the feeling that it’s time. You know when you’ve had your journey.


Physically, are you still the man you used to be?

Well that’s one of the reasons I’ve decided to do it. I don’t have to worry about having too much Christmas cheer, the Strictly Tour will give me a fantastic way to get fit, plus my old mate Michael Vaughn’s on it, it will be great fun to go touring with him again.


I did get really fit last time, I’m not kidding, it’s probably the fittest I’ve ever been, you’re on your feet for 6-7 hours a day and the live show at the weekend. The dancing is hard work, but it’s a great way to get fit.


I’m going to work hard, get my dances down, do them to the best of my ability and have a bit a fun.


Alongside the exciting celebrity line-up, formidable judges Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli are back to give their expert feedback and all important scores to the celebrities and their dance partners. The glamorous Kate Thornton will also return as the host of the live show.


Strictly fans can watch their favourite dancing couples competing live for the votes and all important feedback of the TV judges and vote themselves via their mobile phone.  Arena audiences will experience Strictly’s glitz, glamour and breathtaking choreography, courtesy of judge Craig Revel Horwood, who is directing the arena tour for the third year running.



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