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STAND­ING START FOR BEN EL­TON

CO­ME­DIAN Ben

El­ton, right, says he is look­ing for­ward to re­turn­ing to stand-up af­ter 15 years.

The God­fa­ther of mod­ern stand-up says: “The last time I toured I was still smarter than my phone. Things have def­i­nitely taken a funny turn.”

The 53-date Work In Progress tour kicks off on Septem­ber 27.

■ Go to Tick­et­mas­ter.co.uk to book tick­ets.

HAND­BAGS AND GLADRAGS

EASTEN­DERS soap star Shane Richie, in­set, is to join the cast of stage hit, Ev­ery­body’s Talk­ing About Jamie, at the Apollo The­atre in Lon­don.

He will take on the role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle from Jan­uary 28 un­til May 4 and says: “I’ve had lots of ideas about how to por­tray the char­ac­ter and as for my dress and heels – hang onto your hand­bags.”

■ Go to ni­maxthe­atres.com for book­ing in­for­ma­tion.

DREAM JOB FOR KATYA AND NEIL

STRICTLY Come Danc­ing pro­fes­sion­als Neil and Katya Jones, above, are to star in Som­nium: A Dancer’s Dream at Sadler’s Wells in Lon­don next year.

The real-life cou­ple first formed a danc­ing part­ner­ship 10 years ago and went on to marry in 2013 be­fore be­com­ing World Latin Show­dance Cham­pi­ons.

They say: “We all know that life and love is not per­fect and as much we would like to say our jour­ney to­gether has been, you will be able to see first hand the real strug­gles of our life to­gether on the road to be­com­ing world cham­pi­ons.”

The dance spe­cial runs from June 20.

■ Sadler­swells.com for de­tails.

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