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Strictly Come Dancing winner Bill Bailey confirms history-making comedy gigs — how to buy tickets

Come along for some Summer Larks.

Strictly Come Dancing winner Bill Bailey is getting back on stage… but this time there will (presumably) be no dancing involved.

Bailey is returning to his first love — stand-up comedy — for eight history-making Summer Larks gigs coming to London's historic Royal Opera House in Covent Garden between August 2 and August 8.

The 56-year-old star is set to become the very first stand-up comedian to perform on stage at the Royal Opera House in its 156 years of existence. That feat might just top winning the mirrorball!

Pre-sale tickets for all eight dates go on sale from Ticketmaster on Thursday (June 10) at 10am and General Onsale begins on Friday (June 11) at 10am. Click here to reserve your seats when the sale begins.

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Keep in mind that seating will be limited for all eight shows, since the Royal Opera House is following all COVID-19 social distancing protocol.

Those attending will be required to wear a face cover at all times, and register for Track and Tracing by clicking here. Rest assured that the theatre will be using enhanced cleaning methods between each show.

The announcement of Bailey's return to live comedy gigs comes only a few days after he reunited with his Strictly Come Dancing-winning partner Oti Mabuse at the 2021 Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards at the weekend.

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Related: Strictly Come Dancing's Oti Mabuse admits she would change her dance partnership with Hollyoaks' Danny Mac

Oti has her own first-ever solo live tour in the works, but recently had to delay it into 2022 because of logistical problems caused by the pandemic.

Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One. It's due to return later in 2021.


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