TWO former stars from the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing show will be shimmying their way to Braintree later this month as part of their tour of the UK.

Kristina Rihanoff and Tristan MacManus will be showing off their best moves and recounting some of their best tales from their time on the popular TV programme during An Evening with Kristina Rihanoff and Tristan MacManus.

The duo will be performing a variety of ballroom and Latin routines such as the Waltz, the Samba and the popular Argentine Tango.

They will also be answering questions from the audience about their time on Strictly.

Kristina is perhaps the better known of the two stars, having featured in eight separate series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Tristan appeared in two series, but proved a major hit with American audiences when he featured in five editions of Dancing with the Stars.

He has also spent time in West End musicals.

The evening will be hosted by Mark Read who is a member of boyband A1 and has been involved in the song writing process for the Harry Potter movies.

Speaking prior to the start of their tour of the UK, both Kristina and Tristan were excited to be working together.

Kristina said: “I’m so happy that I get to work with Tristan on tour. It’s been a long time coming.”

Tristan added: “I’m so excited about the tour. I can’t wait to get my dancing shoes back on and get started.”

Those who purchase limited VIP tickets for this month’s show will have the privilege of meeting the two stars after the show, when there will be plenty of photograph and autograph opportunities.

Strictly Theatre co will be presenting An evening with Kristina Rihanoff and Tristan MacManus at Braintree Arts Theatre on Friday, October 20, at 7:30pm.

To book tickets, head to or call the box office on 01376 556354.