STRICTLY star Giovanni Pernice tangos into town with his latest dance spectacular next week.

Jive ace Giovanni is joined on stage by Strictly colleague Luba Mushtuk when he brings Il Ballo è Vita - Dance is Life - to Clacton.

More than just another ‘Evening with...’ - it also features a wonderful storyline in the second half of the show, overflowing with love, passion and lust.

Dances include the quickstep, samba, rhumba, Charleston, Argentine tango and Giovanni’s signature jive.

Also appearing are professional dance couples Giulia Dotta and Kai Widdrington and Emily Barker and Curtis Pritchard from 'Dancing with the Stars Ireland', and Dianne Buswell and Robert Rowinski, who appeared on the Burn The Floor world tour.

The show is directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing creative director Jason Gilkison, with costumes by Vicky Gill of DSI, the company which designs the outfits for the BBC prime-time hit show.

Giovanni is at the West Cliff Theatre on Tuesday, July 11, at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £29 (£27 over-60s and under-16s) from the box office on 01255 433344. VIP tickets including a post show meet and greet, signed print and photo opportunities are £46.