Strictly Come Dancing stars reportedly partied until 3am after the opening night of their UK tour on Friday – just hours before they had to perform again.
The likes of EastEnders star Bobby Brazier, 20, and the show’s winner Ellie Leach, 22, were among those letting loose at a lavish hotel bash, according to The Sun.
The stars impressed the audience at their first live show at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham.
For afterwards Strictly bosses reportedly spent £3,000 on hiring an entire floor at the Malmaison hotel in Birmingham for celebrations as the tour kicked off.
After a three-course dinner and drinks the party really started as they danced around to tunes played off a phone into the early hours.
Strictly Come Dancing stars reportedly partied until 3am after the opening night of their UK tour on Friday – just hours before they had to perform again
The stars impressed the audience at their first live show at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham on Friday night (Dianne Buswell seen centre)
But after staying up until 3am they had a matinée performance at 2.30pm on Saturday then a second show at 7pm.
A witness told the publication: ‘They’d spent all evening dancing at the Arena but that didn’t stop them.
‘The hotel bar had completely closed and all of the guests were in bed but they were still going at 3am.
‘They didn’t have a DJ but made the most of the party by plugging their phone into the wall, playing music and dancing around that.’
The BBC has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
In November it was announced which celebrities will take to the glitzy dance floor for the tour, which kicked off in Birmingham on January 19.
Ahead of the first show, Bobby said: ‘I love dancing and I love Strictly, so what better way to continue this brilliant experience than on the live tour!
‘I’ve heard from Dianne what a blast everyone has on the road, so I can’t wait to perform with her for those huge arena crowds next year.’
For afterwards Strictly bosses reportedly spent £3,000 on hiring an entire floor at the Malmaison hotel in Birmingham for celebrations as the tour kicked off (Ellie Leach, Kai Widdrington and Dianne seen on Friday night after the first show)
But after staying up until 3am they had a matinée performance at 2.30pm on Saturday then a second show at 7pm
Ellie and her pro partner Vito Coppola were crowned Strictly Come Dancing champions last year, with the pair repeatedly dogged by romance rumours throughout the series.
The former Coronation Street actress, 22, became the show’s youngest ever winner as she pipped Bobby and Layton Williams to the post after each couple performed three dances for the judges.
Ellie and Vito looked raring to go during the photocall in Birmingham on Thursday, one day before the live show.
Other dance couples on the bill from this year’s show include Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Jowita Przystal, Angela Scanlon and Carlos Gu.
Krishnan said: ‘My whole time on Strictly has been life-changing. So the chance to keep going, take on another challenge and go on tour, this time with a new dance partner in Jowita, is irresistible. I can’t wait!’
Other dance couples on the bill from this year’s show include Angela Rippon and Kai Widdington and Layton Williams with Nikita Kuzmin.
Amanda Abbington has reportedly been left ‘fuming after she was denied a place on the Strictly Come Dancing tour.’
The actress, 51, was paired with professional dancer Giovanni Pernice, but quit the BBC One programme mid-series last year citing ‘personal issues’.
This month it was revealed she had ‘been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder’ following her stint on the show.
Now sources have allegedly claimed the Sherlock star is ‘furious’ after not being offered a place on the 21-date run, according to The Mirror.
An insider told the publication: ‘Amanda made it clear she was desperate to have a slot. It was a real blow for her and she was fuming. She felt snubbed.’
The dancers will join Strictly’s legendary judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Anton Du Beke, who made his live tour debut earlier this year.
Anton said: ‘It was my first Strictly tour earlier this year and I was blown away by the scale and spectacle of the live experience.
‘So, I’m thrilled to be back with all the gang next year and look forward to another incredible tour.’
Janette Manrara will host the tour after the star took over from Zoe Ball as host of It Takes Two in 2022.
She said: ‘What an incredible way to kick off 2024! I am always so honoured to host the live tour as it brings everything that viewers love about the Strictly TV show to thousands of people around the UK.
‘It’s a great night out for all the family – I just can’t wait!’
The tour will be choreographed and directed by Craig Revel Horwood, promising audiences an evening of glamour and excitement.
A witness told the publication: ‘They’d spent all evening dancing at the Arena but that didn’t stop them. The hotel bar had completely closed but they were still going at 3am’ (cast pictured)
In November it was announced which celebrities will take to the glitzy dance floor for the tour, which kicked off in Birmingham on January 19 (Strictly ladies pictured)
Craig Revel Horwood said: ‘What better way to start the new year than with the Strictly Live Tour! It’s going to be gorgeous to be back on the road with Shirley, Anton, and Janette.
‘Joining us to entertain you all will be an A-MAZ-ING line-up of celebrities and professional dancers from this year’s series.
‘And, as you would expect, we will have a few extra special surprises in store for the arena audiences along the way. One word, three syllables – FAB-U-LOUS!’
For ticket information, visit strictlycomedancinglive.com