Strictly’s Anton Du Beke and Arlene Phillips join P&O


Strictly Come Dancing stars Anton Du Beke and Arlene Phillips are joining P&O Cruises as guest judges.

Anton will be guest judge on Azura’s 14-night Baltic escape in June, while Arlene will be on board Britannia’s 14-night Canary Islands cruise in July.

Dancer Anton has been with the top show since the series started in 2004 and will be returning to the BBC line-up for 2015. Arlene has also been a part of Strictly since its launch and most recently has been giving her expert views on BBC2’s It Takes Two.

This year’s Strictly cruises include 2014 professional finalists Karen Hauer, Kevin Clifton and Kristina Rihanoff as well as series 12 winner Pasha Kovalev. Each cruise will feature four of the show’s favourite professional dancers with the opportunity to meet them and learn a move or two during the regular dance classes. Also joining each cruise will be a guest judge.

Passengers can also take part in a dance competition with grand finalé performances in the ship’s main theatre.

Themed cruises for include:

A 14-night cruise to Portugal, Monaco & Italy on Ventura departing May 28. Strictly stars: Iveta Lukosiute & Tristan MacManus, Karen Hauer & Kevin Clifton and Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood.
Early Saver prices from £949 per person

A 14 night cruise to Scandinavia, Russia & Estonia on Azura departing June 20. Strictly stars: Robin Windsor & Kristina Rihanoff, Pasha Kovalev & Anya Garnis and guest judge Anton Du Beke.
Early Saver prices from £949 per person

A 14-night cruise to the Canary Islands & Iberia on Britannia departing July 25. Strictly stars: Janette Manrara & Aljaz Skorjanec, Karen Hauer & Kevin Clifton and guest judge Arlene Phillips (replacing Artem Chigvintsev).
Select Prices from £1,649 per person

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