STRICTLY Come Dancing fans are in for a treat in Reading this month – as television favourites Ian Waite and Vincent Simone join forces for the very first time for a new production.

The dancing duo will bring their highly-anticipated show, The Ballroom Boys, to The Hexagon on Friday, June 21.

Neither are strangers to life on the road, with It Takes Two regular and Reading native Ian having done several tours with former dance partners Camilla Sacre-Dallerup, Natalie Lowe, and most recently Oti Mabuse.

Meanwhile Strictly’s original and best-loved Italian, Vincent, has graced theatres up and down the country with Flavia Cacace in their Argentine Tango inspired shows.

So what made the two popular professionals join up for a so-called ‘boys tour’?

“With so many Strictly tours going out on the road in 2019, we wanted to do something a bit different, so Vincent and I spoke about a boys reunion and The Ballroom Boys idea came to life,” said Ian.

The Argentine Tango legend and King of the Ballroom will also be joined by two professional female dancers and a singer mixed in with an element of glitz and glamour – and the night is tipped to be packed with dances, songs and the pair’s trademark banter.

Vincent added: “I’m looking forward to working with Ian again. As you know, we are both quite funny, if I say so myself.”

Dancing fans can expect to see the pair taking on the Waltz, Quickstep, Paso Doble, Foxtrot and more.

The Ballroom Boys 2019 tour will take the two dancers across the UK and Ireland between April and June, taking in locations including Aberdeen, Cork and Redruth.

Extra dates have had to be added in the autumn due to demand. Tickets for the show are £28 to £30, with special VIP meet and greet tickets at £55. Go to or call 0118 960 6060.