BBC Strictly Come Dancing stars support Strictly Judge Craig Revel Horwood in Annie

West End musical Annie officially welcomed Craig Revel Horwood to the role of Miss Hannigan at the Piccadilly Theatre last night.

The Gala performance was attended by contestants and dance partners from the BBC Strictly Come Dancing series including Shirley Ballas, Chizzy Akudolu, Alexandra Burke, Debbie McGee, Brian Conoly, Gorka Marquez, Ian Waite and Giovanni Pernice.

Also out supporting Craig and the cast were Amanda Barrie, Lizzie Cundy, Amy Dowden, Jason Gilkison, Susan Hampshire, Karen Hardy, Michelle Heaton, Chloe Hewitt, Neil Jones, Arlene Phillips, Jodie Prenger, Anneka Rice, Denise Van Outen and Hannah Waddingham.

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The Strictly Come Dancing judge replaces comedian and actress Miranda Hart who fulfilled a life-long ambition of playing the role in a professional production. Craig previously played the role in the 2016 UK touring production.

ANNIE – The Musical will run from 23 May 2017 until 18 February 2018 at the Piccadilly Theatre.