Strictly Come Dancing star Angela Scanlon talks Brummie ahead of live tour show at Utilita Arena

TV presenter and Strictly star Angela Scanlon gets ready for the launch of the live tour at Birmingham Utilita Arena - and talks Brummie
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She’s wowed TV audiences with her ballroom dancing ahead of an emotional exit from the show.

Now Strictly star Angela Scanlon is in Birmingham for the live tour with dancing partner Carlos Gu  - and she’s embraced Brummie speak.

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Angela posted a picture of herself in what looks like a hotel corridor, saying ‘Alright babs!’ - and asking for recommendations on where to shop and eat in Birmingham.

She’s a particular fan of ‘niche fried food joints’ by the looks of things and she and Carlos have already enjoyed a Chinese BBQ with a margarita. Fans have replied with heaps of great suggestions for Angela to make the most of her time in our city. Suggestions on where to go and what to do have included: 

  • The Birmingham Library and its gardens
  • Damascena
  • Medicine Bakery
  • The Jewellery Quarter with a shout out for Txikiteo, Trentina, 1000 Trades and the Coffin Works
  • Opeem
  • Tropea in Harborne
  • Eat Vietnam in Stirchley
  • Bonehead
  • Morridge
  • Red Brick Market
  • Ikon Gallery

Angela isn’t the only Strictly star to be excited about arriving in Birmingham. Angela Rippon posted a joyous video of her checking out the Utilita Arena Birmingham stage earlier this week.

The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour kicks off tonight (January 19) with performances following on Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and on Sunday at 1.30pm and 6.30pm. More information and ticket bookings are here: Strictly Come Dancing Tour Dates 2024

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