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Strictly Come Dancing fans are left disappointed after meet and greet is CANCELLED

Strictly Come Dancing fans have been left disappointed after being told the VIP meet and greet section of the professionals tour has been cancelled.

The cancellation news comes amid claims that the professional dancers are ‘too tired’ to meet their fans once the show finishes.

One VIP ticket holder took to Twitter after hearing the announcement to air their frustrations that they had bought the special passes as Christmas presents.

Cancelled: Strictly Come Dancing fans have been left disappointed after being told the VIP meet and greet section of the tour has been cancelled (pictured Katya Jones)

Cancelled: Strictly Come Dancing fans have been left disappointed after being told the VIP meet and greet section of the tour has been cancelled (pictured Katya Jones)

According to the Mirror fans were sent an email which said it had ‘become apparent that because of the huge intensity of the 50-plus routines in the show, the dancers need as much rest as possible between each ­performance.’ 

One angry Strictly enthusiast appeared distressed over how they would break the news to their child, writing: ‘Wondering how to tell 9yo daughter, the meet and greet isn’t happening? Her Xmas present!’

While another disappointed fan penned: ‘Gutted to get an email that the Strictly Professionals tour meet and greet has been cancelled. My mam and nana were really looking forward to it, they are gunna be well gutted, the tour due to start tomorrow, not very professional.’

Worn out: The cancellation news comes amid claims that the professional dancers are 'too tired' to meet their fans once the show finishes (pictured Dianne Buswell and Giovanni Pernice)

Worn out: The cancellation news comes amid claims that the professional dancers are ‘too tired’ to meet their fans once the show finishes (pictured Dianne Buswell and Giovanni Pernice)

One VIP ticket holder took to Twitter after hearing the announcement to air their frustrations that they had bought the special passes as Christmas presents (pictured Katya Jones and Neil Jones)

One VIP ticket holder took to Twitter after hearing the announcement to air their frustrations that they had bought the special passes as Christmas presents (pictured Katya Jones and Neil Jones)

A third said: ‘And just to top off my day, they’ve cancelled the meet and greet for the Strictly pro tour so now I’ll never get to meet @dbuzz6589’.

Others voiced their concern over the refund that has been offered following the cancellation, saying that it wasn’t enough to cover the disappointment.

One fan said: ‘Absolutely disgusted that the meet and greet has been cancelled on the Strictly professionals tour. A £50 refund does not even cover the disappointment that my mam will now feel after having the tickets booked almost 2 years!’

While another queried what the £50 covered, writing: ‘Hi, my mother bought 4 tickets for the strictly pro tour and received the email notifying the changes to the meet and greet and the option of £50 refund. Just to clarify will this be per ticket or per transaction?’

Reports: According to the Mirror fans were sent an email which said it had 'become apparent that because of the huge intensity of the 50-plus routines in the show, the dancers need as much rest as possible between each ­performance' (pictured L-R Giovanni Pernice, Karen Clifton, Katya Jones and Neil Jones)

Reports: According to the Mirror fans were sent an email which said it had ‘become apparent that because of the huge intensity of the 50-plus routines in the show, the dancers need as much rest as possible between each ­performance’ (pictured L-R Giovanni Pernice, Karen Clifton, Katya Jones and Neil Jones)

Fuming: One angry Strictly enthusiast appeared distressed over how they would break the news to their child, writing: 'Wondering how to tell 9yo daughter, the meet and greet isn't happening? Her Xmas present!' (pictured Oti Mabuse, AJ Pritchard and Katya Jones)

Fuming: One angry Strictly enthusiast appeared distressed over how they would break the news to their child, writing: ‘Wondering how to tell 9yo daughter, the meet and greet isn’t happening? Her Xmas present!’ (pictured Oti Mabuse, AJ Pritchard and Katya Jones)

Reaction: Fans took to Twitter in their droves to comment on the cancellation of the tour

Reaction: Fans took to Twitter in their droves to comment on the cancellation of the tour

While another disappointed fan penned: 'Gutted to get an email that the Strictly Professionals tour meet and greet has been cancelled. My mam and nana were really looking forward to it, they are gunna be well gutted, the tour due to start tomorrow, not very professional' (pictured Karen Clifton and Pasha Kovalev)

While another disappointed fan penned: ‘Gutted to get an email that the Strictly Professionals tour meet and greet has been cancelled. My mam and nana were really looking forward to it, they are gunna be well gutted, the tour due to start tomorrow, not very professional’ (pictured Karen Clifton and Pasha Kovalev) 

A third said: 'And just to top off my day, they've cancelled the meet and greet for the Strictly pro tour so now I'll never get to meet @dbuzz6589' (pictured Nadiya Bychkova)

A third said: ‘And just to top off my day, they’ve cancelled the meet and greet for the Strictly pro tour so now I’ll never get to meet @dbuzz6589’ (pictured Nadiya Bychkova)

Gutted: Others voiced their concern over the refund that has been offered following the cancellation, saying that it wasn't enough to cover the disappointment (pictured Karen Clifton)

Gutted: Others voiced their concern over the refund that has been offered following the cancellation, saying that it wasn’t enough to cover the disappointment (pictured Karen Clifton)

A spokesperson for the tour said: ‘Unfortunately, the Meet and Greet offered as part of the VIP ticket will no longer go ahead. The producers of the tour apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and will issue ticket holders a refund for the Meet and Greet element of their ticket. They will also receive a VIP Goody Bag.’

‘This is to ensure the health and well-being of the performers. A duty of care to the performers and the tour must come first’. 

The tour, which runs until June 2, will see Pasha Kovalev, Nadiya Bychkova, Dianne Buswell, AJ Pritchard, Neil Jones, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Karen Clifton, Katya Jones and Oti Mabuse show off their finest dance routines. 

The show kicked off on Friday night  at The Lowry Theatre in Salford and saw the stars take to the stage in an array of glitzy ensembles as they showcased their sensational dancing ability.

One fan said: 'Absolutely disgusted that the meet and greet has been cancelled on the Strictly professionals tour. A £50 refund does not even cover the disappointment that my mam will now feel after having the tickets booked almost 2 years!' (pictured Katya Jones)

One fan said: ‘Absolutely disgusted that the meet and greet has been cancelled on the Strictly professionals tour. A £50 refund does not even cover the disappointment that my mam will now feel after having the tickets booked almost 2 years!’ (pictured Katya Jones)

Clarify: While another queried what the £50 covered, writing: 'Hi, my mother bought 4 tickets for the strictly pro tour and received the email notifying the changes to the meet and greet and the option of £50 refund. Just to clarify will this be per ticket or per transaction?' (pictured Gorka Marquez and Dianne Buswell)

Clarify: While another queried what the £50 covered, writing: ‘Hi, my mother bought 4 tickets for the strictly pro tour and received the email notifying the changes to the meet and greet and the option of £50 refund. Just to clarify will this be per ticket or per transaction?’ (pictured Gorka Marquez and Dianne Buswell)

A spokesperson for the tour said: 'Unfortunately, the Meet and Greet offered as part of the VIP ticket will no longer go ahead. The producers of the tour apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and will issue ticket holders a refund for the Meet and Greet element of their ticket. They will also receive a VIP Goody Bag' (pictured Nadiya Bychkova and Giovanni Pernice)

A spokesperson for the tour said: ‘Unfortunately, the Meet and Greet offered as part of the VIP ticket will no longer go ahead. The producers of the tour apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and will issue ticket holders a refund for the Meet and Greet element of their ticket. They will also receive a VIP Goody Bag’ (pictured Nadiya Bychkova and Giovanni Pernice)

They continued: 'This is to ensure the health and well-being of the performers. A duty of care to the performers and the tour must come first' (pictured Gorka Marquez and Karen Clifton)

They continued: ‘This is to ensure the health and well-being of the performers. A duty of care to the performers and the tour must come first’ (pictured Gorka Marquez and Karen Clifton)

Wow: The tour, which runs until June 2, will see Pasha Kovalev, Nadiya Bychkova, Dianne Buswell, AJ Pritchard, Neil Jones, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Karen Clifton, Katya Jones and Oti Mabuse show off their finest dance routines (pictured Gorka Marquez and Dianne Buswell)

Wow: The tour, which runs until June 2, will see Pasha Kovalev, Nadiya Bychkova, Dianne Buswell, AJ Pritchard, Neil Jones, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Karen Clifton, Katya Jones and Oti Mabuse show off their finest dance routines (pictured Gorka Marquez and Dianne Buswell)

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