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Strictly favourite missing from live tour line up – and fans aren’t happy

The live show just won't be the same

The line up for the Strictly Come Dancing live tour has been announced, and one fan favourite is conspicuously absent – with Mollie King left off the list.

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Despite coming 5th, Mollie won’t be on the live tour (Credit: Instagram)

The tour will include the four finalists – Alexandra Burke, Debbie McGee, Gemma Atkinson and Joe McFadden – as well as Susan Calman, Davood Ghadami and Jonnie Peacock.

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But despite almost making the finals, Mollie will not be included in the line up – although her dance partner AJ Pritchard will be on the tour.

Speaking to OK! Online, AJ said he’s looking forward to going on tour, and admitted he’s unsure why Mollie isn’t on the line up.

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AJ admitted he doesn’t know why Mollie isn’t on the line up (Credit: BBC)

“I’m going to be on the tour, but Mollie isn’t unfortunately,” he said. “I believe I’m just going to be doing some dancing with my professional partner Chloe.

“We haven’t really spoken about it, but I’m really excited to be travelling the country, and performing in these fantastic areas.”

Mollie’s absence enraged Strictly fans, who took to social media to express their outrage.

Fans took to twitter to express their outrage (Credit: Twitter)

“Mollie and AJ deserve better,” one fan tweeted, while another said “No @MollieKing and @Aj11Ace 😢😢😢😢😢”

The couple were fan favourites on the show (Credit: Twitter)

Another fan tweeted “Noooo!!! Why is there no Mollie & AJ!!!!”

Many more followed suit, questioning why Mollie wasn’t taking part and sharing their disappointment at not seeing her live.

Others took to Instagram, commenting on the situation in the comments of Mollie’s latest post.

She had shared a shot to Instagram ahead of the final, captioned “It’s nearly the finals!!! @bbcstrictly @aj11ace #strictly #throwback #blackpool”

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Mollie had shared a shot of her and AJ ahead of the final (Credit: Instagram)

“The cutest!! So so sad you’re not doing tour but can’t wait to see you dance on Saturday,,” one fan commented.

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“Hope you change your mind about the Strictly Tour!! My little girl only wants to go to see you and AJ, her favourites all the way through x,” said another.

Some fans, however, suggested Mollie wasn’t on the tour because she’s got other work commitments – such as possibly releasing an album next year.

The Strictly live tour kicks of on January 19th in Birmingham.