Annual Strictly Come Dancing Christmas line-up announced

Hold on to your bowler hat, because the special guests on Strictly this year are going to rock you around that Christmas tree like you’ve never been rocked before.

Christmas is rearing its television-shaped head, sparking TV celeb line-up speculation across a whole host of shows - including the BBC's most loyal and loved baby: Strictly Come Dancing.

There are three famous Strictly ladies making a return to the glitz and glamour of the infamous BBC dancefloor, the first of which being Olympian-turned-presenter Denise Lewis, who veterans will just about remember from way back in series two. Frankie Bridge of pop group The Saturdays also makes a return, having made her mark on the show only a couple of years ago in series 12. Clinical psychologist-slash-comedian Pamela Stephenson is the final returning dancer.

As for the three returning gentlemen, first up is Gethin Jones - Welsh TV presenter and an all-round fitness fanatic. Next is former CBBC man Melvin Odoom, who was forced off a previous series all too early - we're certain Melvin will be looking to go a tad further in the Christmas Special.

The third of the returning gents is the biggest of them all - celebrity chef and internet sensation Ainsley 'twinkle-toes' Harriott. Arguably known just as much for his memes than his cooking, we can be certain of something spectacular from his dancing too.

Hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will be back as usual, with the whole thing presided over by judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman - who's putting in his very last Strictly appearance.

Strictly Come Dancing will air on Christmas Day 2016.

Source: BBC

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