Rip It Up UK CAST Interviews

Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Preview Rip It Up UK @ Garrick West End…

Strictly Come Dancing champions Harry Judd and Louis Smith MBE and people’s champion Aston Merrygold are on tour this autumn with “the ultimate boy band of dance” in the jukebox theatre show ‘Rip It Up’.

Following the smash hit success of Rip It Up’s 1950s-themed debut tour in 2017, which sold over 50,000 tickets across the UK and was widely acclaimed as the most exciting Strictly Come Dancing spin-off tour ever, the 2018 Rip It Up tour promises to bring the fabulous soundtrack of the 1960s to life in an explosion of song and dance.

Think Hairspray with fit lads! From Mersey Beat, Motown and Mod to West Coast and Woodstock – they do it all.

It’s now in the West End at the Garrick through the spring.


Enjoy my TV interview with Harry Judd:

Mix in a bit of Dusty Springfield, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and Phil Spector with soul classics from Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and Motown legends Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and The Supremes, and Rip It Up celebrates some of the most iconic sounds, sights and events from that tumultuous ten-year period which transformed the 20th Century.

Louis Smith MBE is one of Britain’s sporting superstars, having shot to fame at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 by winning a bronze medal in the pommel horse, and silver medals at both the London 2012 and Rio De Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.

Here’s our TV interview with Louis Smith:

Harry Judd, the drummer in worldwide pop phenomena McFly and McBusted, is one of the most recognisable faces on the UK music scene. Having swept the board to win Strictly in 2011 with his professional dance partner Aliona Vilani, he was also voted the best ever Strictly winner in a nationwide poll, before winning that year’s Strictly Christmas Special with pro dance partner Joanna Clifton.

The Strictly champions will be joined by Aston Merrygold, who as part of JLS, achieved five UK Number 1 singles, sold 10 million records worldwide and were the recipients of two Brit Awards and five Mobo Awards.

If you can remember them you can’t have been there, so turn on, tune in, drop out and relive the ‘60s through Rip It Up at the following venues across the UK.

Here’s our TV interview with Aston Merrygold:

Interviews and preview by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 30th August 2018.