Gorka Marquez replaced by Cameron Lombard on Strictly Come Dancing tour

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Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Gorka Marquez has pulled out of the upcoming Strictly Come Dancing summer tour, with Cameron Lombard stepping in.

The Strictly Presents: Keeep Dancing shows are due to kick off later this month, though pro Gorka has been forced to exit due to an injury.

"I'm very disappointed not to be able to join the tour, but I must follow medical advice and rest and recuperate," the dancer said. "I'll be cheering everyone on from home. Audiences are in for a real treat!"

Lombard, who is due to join the pro line-up for the TV series later this year for the first time, said it was a "real thrill" to join the tour.

"Keeep Dancing is all about giving the audiences a sneak peek at what goes on behind the scenes at the TV show – I know they are going to love it!" he said. "We will all miss Gorka on the road with us. I'm sending him my very best for a speedy recovery."

The dancer joins an impressive line-up that includes fellow pros Nancy Xu, Jowita Przystał and Neil Jones, plus former contestants Maisie Smith, Rhys Stephenson and Max George.

The show is aimed to give audiences a closer look at Strictly, with dances, group routines, songs as well as a few stories along the way.

The tour is due to kick off on June 22, with a full list of dates and tickets below:

Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall, Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Basingstoke, The Anvil, Thursday, June 23, 2022

Cambridge, Cambridge Corn Exchange, Friday, June 24, 2022

Reading, Hexagon Theatre Saturday, June 25, 2022

Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Sunday, June 26, 2022

Northampton, Royal and Derngate Monday, June 27, 2022

Grimsby, Grimsby Auditorium Thursday, June 30, 2022

Stockton Globe, Friday, July 1, 2022 (Early Show available)

Aberdeen, Aberdeen Music Hall, Saturday, July 2, 2022 (Early show available)

Dundee, Dundee Caird Hall, Sunday, July 3, 2022

Llandudno, Venue Cymru Theatre, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 (Early show available)

Leicester, De Montfort Hall Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Thursday, July 7, 2022

Bath Forum, Bath, Friday, July 8, 2022

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, Saturday, July 9, 2022 (Early show available)

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, Sunday, July 10, 2022 (Early show available)

Pyramid and Parr Hall, Warrington, Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Bridlington Spa Centre, Bridlington, Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Carlisle Sands Centre, Carlisle, Thursday, July 14, 2022

Victoria Theatre, Halifax, Friday, July 15, 2022

Embassy Theatre, Skegness, Saturday, July 16, 2022

Lighthouse, Poole, Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe, Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Thursday, July 21, 2022

Princess Theatre, Torquay, Friday, July 22, 2022

Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-On-Sea, Saturday July 23, 2022 (Early show available)

Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One.

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