Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba will continue his career in theatre when he takes on the role of Brad Majors in a UK tour of classic musical The Rocky Horror Show
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Theatres are open once more and Ore Oduba is ready to tread the boards again – this time in heels!
Ahead of his role of Brad Majors in classic musical The Rocky Horror Show, the Strictly winner has been getting acquainted with the outfits he'll be wearing on the UK tour of the production.
Donning fishnet stockings and high heels alongside a blue tuxedo jacket and bow tie, the TV presenter looks every inch the part in promotional shots for his upcoming role.
Speaking ahead of the 2021/2022 tour, Ore revealed this isn't his first time in stockings.
"Rocky Horror is the kind of show you really have to throw yourself into head first… and after taking these pictures consider me fully submerged and wading in the deep end," he said.
TV presenter Ore Oduba ditched the trousers ahead of his role in the hit musical
Ore will begin his stint in the show in Southampton on July 12 this year and run until June 6 2022 in Southend.
"It's definitely different to anything I’ve worn on stage before, though I can't claim it's my first time in stockings and heels.
He added: "I can't wait for Rocky to hit the road and we’re finally able to meet the audiences, I know we’ll be in great company."
The Rocky Horror Show is one of the country's best loved musicals thanks to its outrageous outfits and timeless songs.
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The story sees Ore's character Brad, and his fiancée Jane embark on an adventure they'll never forget when their car breaks down late one night outside Dr Frank'n'Furter's house.
The TV broadcaster believes the comedy-horror show, which encourages audiences participation, is the perfect way to welcome people back to the live theatre.
He said: "Like everybody, I've missed the stage so much and Rocky really is the perfect show to welcome audiences back to theatres."
The Strictly winner joins a host of other famous faces who've appearing in The Rocky Horror Show
'It's such an iconic musical with songs that everyone knows, so I'm sure the Rocky fans will be desperate to do the Time Warp again!
'I'm so excited to get started and tour the country with our production… just got to remember to pack my stockings!!'
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show has become the world's favourite Rock 'N' Roll musical since it first opened in London in June 1973.
Stars such as Jason Donovan have appeared in the iconic musical over the years
Since then, the show had gone on to have multiple productions across the world and, in 1975 it was adapted into a film called The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The movie grossed more than $135 million at the Box Office and is still shown in cinemas around the world more than 40 years after its premiere, making it the longest running theatrical release in cinema history.
Ore is in esteemed company as he appears in The Rocky Horror Show as over the years stars such as S usan Sarandon, Jerry Springer, Jason Donovan, Meatloaf, Tim Curry and Russell Crowe have all had a role in the iconic hit musical.
This isn't the former Newsround presenter's first time on stage. He made his musical theatre debut back in 2019 in the UK tour of Grease and has also starred alongside Jason Manford in Curtains the Musical.