Strictly Come Dancing pros Karen Hauer & Gorka Marquez announce new show: SPEAKEASY

Strictly Come Dancing pros Karen Hauer & Gorka Marquez announce new show: SPEAKEASY

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Karen Hauer and Gorka Marquez are thrilled to bring their all-new show SPEAKEASY on tour in 2025. Expect exhilarating live music and breath-taking choreography with Karen and Gorka’s newest offering, which follows their debut tour FIREDANCE, which toured the UK in 2020, 2022 and 2023.

Unlock the door to an undercover world of elegance and iconic dance flavours. From the clandestine New York Speakeasy to the sultry Havana dance floors and from the Burlesque Cabaret Clubs of the mid 1900’s to the glittering mirror balls of Studio 54, SPEAKEASY will be a delicious dance experience. Mamba, Salsa, Charleston, Foxtrot and Samba the night away with an electrifying cast of world-class dancers, vocalists and musicians.

Karen Hauer is Strictly Come Dancing‘s longest standing female professional with over a decade starring in the show. Karen has been part of the BBC Strictly family since 2012 and has been partnered with Westlife’s Nicky Byrne, The ‘Hairy Biker’ Dave Myers, Mark Wright, Jeremy Vine, Will Young,Charles Venn, Chris Ramsey, Jamie Laing, and most recently paired with Eddie Kadi in 2023. She was crowned 2008 World Mambo Champion, A finalist of So You Think You Can Dance USA, Principal female dancer in the original Broadway cast of Burn The Floor at Longacre Theatre and subsequent World Tours.

Gorka Marquez is a favourite Strictly Come Dancing professional with partners including Helen Skelton, Alexandra Burke and Maisie Smith. His incredible dance career has taken him from sell out shows across the country including FIREDANCE and The Strictly Professionals Pro Tour to now, where he is a Judge on the panel of Spain’s Dancing With The Stars. On top of his dance credentials, Gorka is a fitness professional, model and qualified PT. He currently has his own reality TV series Gemma and Gorka Life Behind the Lens with partner Gemma Atkinson and their family for UKTV and W Channel.

Gorka said, “I’m so excited to be going back on the road with Karen and seeing everybody across the UK. We’re going to immerse the audience in an undercover world of dance and I can’t wait!’

Karen added, “Partnering again on a new tour with my good friend Gorka is so exciting and we can’t wait for audiences up and down the UK to see what we’ve put together for them. We’re bringing a new look and feel to this show; all new music, dances and a theme where we’ll be bringing you behind a secret door for an evening of total entertainment and escapism. We are also absolutely thrilled that for the first time we will be taking our tour to the West End. It’s shaping up to be the most incredible adventure and we can’t wait for people to join us on the journey.”

Don’t miss their biggest tour to date! Visit for all the dates and details.

Karen Hauer & Gorka Marquez in SPEAKEASY, Image credit SPEAKEASY