Strictly and X Factor stars to Dance to the Music in Stevenage
Dance To The Music
Former Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor stars are to appear in a new stage show coming to Hertfordshire.
Kristina Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney are teaming up in a new dance show that promises to transport audiences on a musical journey through time.
The pair became close pals during their time in Celebrity Big Brother last year – and now they are to appear together in a nationwide tour of Dance to the Music.
The glittering stage show comes to the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage in 2018 with two dates in February.
The new production will showcase every genre of dance, from the roaring 20s to the present day, with plenty of sequins and surprises along the way.
The show is the creation of professional dancer and choreographer Kristina, who spent eight years on hit BBC One programme Strictly Come Dancing.
Kristina, who became a parent with partner Ben Cohen in 2016, said: “Dance To The Music is a totally new show with some breathtaking dance routines that I hope the audience will love.
“Chris and I have kept in touch ever since we left the Big Brother house and I’m really excited about working with him.
“As every fan of The X Factor will know, Chris has got a fantastic singing voice, and I’m very lucky to be joined by him.
“It’s a dance production like no other because it includes everything from tap and the Charleston, right through to modern Latin and ballroom.
“There’s even breakdancing and hip-hop.”
In addition to Christopher’s vocals, Kristina will once again be paired with her former professional dance partner Robin Windsor, who himself starred on Strictly for four years.
Also gracing the stage will be Oksana Platero, who partnered Judge Rinder on Series 14 of the BBC show, becoming famous for her jaw-dropping lifts.
Oksana’s husband Jonathan is also in the cast, as is top singer-songwriter Beth Sherburn.
Dance to the Music will be touring the UK throughout January and February, with shows at the Watford Colosseum on Thursday, January 18, and at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage on Monday, February 5 and Tuesday, February 6.
Christopher, a finalist in the 2012 series of The X Factor, said: “I’m looking forward to having a great time in such an exciting show.
“Hopefully I’ll get to do to the odd bit of cha cha cha myself, as well as singing my heart out!”
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