Strictly Come Dancing stars Oti Mabuse and Ian Waite brings their new tour, Rhythm of the Night, to the Alban Arena on April 28.

On the night they will dance a mix of Latin and Ballroom, offering an a close up history of all things related to their life.

In addition to the performance there are 30 tickets for a meet and greet with Ian and Oti for photos and autographs. You will receive a photo card which they can get personally signed.

I caught up with Oti Mabuse to find out more about the night....

How are you feeling about your upcoming tour?

I’m really excited, it’s my very first tour and I can’t wait to get into a project that I believe in 100% that I will head jointly with Ian from beginning to the end. I want to become a choreographer or creative director and this will definitely be something towards my dream career.

You’ll be dancing with fellow Strictly Alumni, Ian Waite, how did the collaboration occur?

He contacted me early this year looking for a leading lady to join him on his Tour and I jumped at the opportunity.

How do you both work together to choreograph the show?

Ian is extremely talented and so funny he’s got a lot of knowledge and a personality on stage that your drawn to. I love having a good time, I work hard and love to be artistic and choreograph and the combination will be one to remember. A show full of laughs and art.

What can audiences expect from the show?

I love choreographing the audience can expect an intimate evening where they get to know both Ian and myself personally.  They will share the love of dance that we have with amazing dancing and entertainment of course.

You started dancing at the age of 4, had you always dreamt of a career in ballroom dance?

Yes I always wanted to dance it’s the perfect job where you get to express yourself for a living.

Who or what has inspired your dance career?

My family have played a huge role in my life and my sister who is a world class dancer has always been my inspiration.

What is the biggest challenge in terms of pursuing a career as a dancer?

The availability of work we are very blessed and lucky to be able to make a living.

What advice would you give to aspiring dancers and choreographers?

Stay focused and relax, great things take time.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LD, Saturday, April 28. Details: 01727 844488