Video: Strictly Stars ready to dazzle Birmingham

Glitz, glamour, sequins and bucket-loads of fake tan; it can mean only one thing – Strictly Come Dancing has arrived.

Winner Abbey Clancy was joining fellow contestants Natalie Gumede, Ben Cohen and Mark Benton as part of this year’s tour kicking off at Birmingham’s NIA today.

We caught up with Abbey who talks about the tour, her time on the show, no training or exercise before the show, diet during show, what she is up to next - spending time with family, and whether she'll be dancing after the show.

The first to see this year’s live tour were fans who missed a performance last year due to the snow.

Promoters scheduled a special performance to take place today  featuring the celebrity line-up from this year’s show, ahead of tonight’s show.

Around 1,700 fans couldn’t make it on January 18 last year due to the severe weather.

Strictly fans get to watch the couples competing live for the judges’ votes and then get to vote themselves with their mobile phones.

TV judge Craig Revel Horwood is directing the live show for the fourth year running. 

The multi-million pound production runs at the NIA until Sunday. 

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