STRICTLY Come Dancing stars will be showing off their Latin moves to the Parr Hall next month.

Graziano Di Prima and Giada Lini will bring their passion and flair to the dancefloor first tour as a duo called Havana Nights.

The couple – who are now engaged after Graziano proposed on stage last year – have devised the production together from scratch.

Graziano, an Italian Latin Champion, and Giada, will present a number of individual performances before turning up the heat for group numbers with their supporting dancers.

The show is coming to Warrington on Sunday, March 29, and big Strictly fans can book meet-and-greet tickets. We sat down with Graziano to give fans an idea of what to expect from the show.

The 25-year-old also shares his Strictly highlights and says what it is like to work with his fiancé.

You have been dancing since the age of six. At what age did you realise dance would become your career?

I realised that dance would be my career when my dad told me to start working with him on a farm.

It was a really hard job and I felt it wasn’t for me, so in that moment I decided to start teaching dance and that meant I was able to afford my private lessons.

I wanted to do competitions and reach a high Latin level, to make my passion also my dream job.

You proposed on stage in Watford, was there a reason you chose this date and location? Was the proposal spontaneous or planned?

It was a special day for me – my birthday – and yes, it was a detailed and planned day.

It was really hard to hide everything from Giada as she knows all about me and I tell her everything, so just thinking where to hide the ring was really hard.

You’re going on a national tour with your fiancé Giada. Will this make your first solo tour even more special? What’s the favourite thing about touring with your fiancé?

I think that’s the best part of it. When a dancer dances, they play different roles.

With Giada it is really easy. When I interpret the role of the romantic man, I always think about her.

Now she’s here alongside me so everything will be much easier.

What can fans expect from the tour, any surprises for Strictly fans?

There will be a lot of surprises.

We are building the show with our friend and Strictly mate Neil Jones.

He has such good ideas, everything will be set in a bar in Havana and the show is a mix of Latin dances and songs – energetic, romantic, funny and full Latin dancing moments.

Your 2019 live final dance with Johannes Radebe will go down in history as Strictly’s first same sex partner dance. How did you feel about the reaction this performance provoked?

I was not expecting all those beautiful reactions and I’m so happy because the people really loved it.

I felt everything was so natural because of my friendship with Johannes.

I’m so glad Strictly introduced the same sex dance in the show and we were able to dance together.

Tell us about your other favourite moments from the 2019 series.

Every Saturday night was full of beautiful emotion – in particular when I danced with my favourite singer Andrea Bocelli. That was a dream.

Also, the Strictly Christmas special dancing with Chizzy was great fun.

You’ve toured the world as a dancer, do you have a favourite place?

I love so many places but one of my favourites is Brazil.

I’ve been there during the Olympic Games and I just loved the country and people so much.

And of course, dancing in Blackpool is always special. I’m looking forward to seeing new places in the UK as well on this tour.

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