Strictly Come Dancing stars are set to take to the stage in Southend for a new show next summer.

Professionals from the hit BBC series, Dianne Buswell and Vito Coppola will be dancing their way around the UK in June and July next year, visiting 27 venues including Cliffs Pavilion, for the new Red Hot and Ready tour.
Created by Jason Gilkison, the new stage show will be presented by international dance phenomenon Burn the Floor, as the company makes a welcome return to the UK as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. 
A dynamic dance show with a difference, Red Hot and Ready brings together professionals Dianne and Vito alongside a cast of multi-disciplined Burn the Floor dancers from around the world as well as sensational vocalists and a live band.

Dianne Buswell has been a two-time finalist during her seven years with Strictly Come Dancing, while Vito Coppola won the show’s coveted Glitter Ball Trophy last year, becoming a firm favourite with audiences in his two years with Strictly.

Show creator and choreographer Jason Gilkison said: “I am feeling blessed to be coming home to Burn the Floor and creating a new show for the first time in 10 years.

“To have Dianne and Vito leading this dynamic cast really guarantees an unforgettable experience for our audience.” 

Tickets for the Red Hot and Ready UK tour - which stops at Southend on June 24 and 25 2025 - go on sale on Wednesday. For details, visit