BRADFORD TV presenter Anita Rani will host Strictly Come Dancing's Live Tour which starts in January next year.

The Countryfile presenter (pictured) was a semi-finalist in the 2015 television series and a contestant on this year's live tour.

She said: “I had such a great experience on the series and the tour, that I jumped at the opportunity to come back and host the tour. I had a taster as tour host last year when I stood in for Mel Giedroyc, which was so much fun.

"I'm really looking forward to being back in front of the lovely Strictly audiences to celebrate 10 years on the road.”

This year's 10th anniversary tour will also star TV Judges Len Goodman and Craig Revel Horwood who will be joined on the judging panel by former Strictly professional dancer and winner of the 2006 series, Karen Hardy.

The 30 show spectacular will open at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, on January 20, 2017. The tour will then visit Metro Radio Arena Newcastle, Sheffield Arena, The SSE Arena, Glasgow, Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, First Direct Arena Leeds, Manchester Arena, Liverpool’s Echo Arena, The SSE Arena, Wembley, before culminating at The O2, London on February 12.

Tickets go on sale on September 23 from 10am.