Actor Mark Benton on a 31-date Strictly Come Dancing tour

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STRICTLY TOUR: Actor Mark Benton has said he is looking forward to performing in a live Strictly Come Dancing arena tour, which comes to Newcastle later this month.

The Middlesbrough-born actor, who was one of the stars on BBC1 show Strictly Come Dancing, said he was hoping to surprise people on the Live Tour, which is at the Metro Radio Arena on January 30 and 31.

He said: “I can’t wait to get on the tour and get up to perform in the North-East. All my friends and family are up there so I will drag them along.”

The tour, which also comes to Leeds and Sheffield, is being hosted by 2012 Strictly star Lisa Riley and includes 31 shows.

WOMAN BAILED: A woman arrested following a three-car collision in Stockton last week has been released on police bail.

The 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol, theft of a vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident following the crash on Portrack Lane on Tuesday at about 7am.

A blue Peugeot crashed into a lamppost outside the Dunelm shop. A truck then hit the car, then a Ford Ka crashed.

Cleveland Police said the woman was bailed pending further inquiries. Another woman, also 20, arrested after the incident was released with no further action taken. The collision caused tailbacks along Portrack Lane and the nearby A19 during rush hour.

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