Strictly Come Dancing Christmas: Celebrity line up CONFIRMED

Strictly Come Dancing holds an annual festive special.  [BBC]

Strictly Come Dancing’s Christmas special has become a staple of much watch festive TV and this year will be no different as the show is back for 2017. 

Every year a line up of former contestants return to take to the famed dance-floor once again on the annual special.

While judges Shirley Ballas , Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood are on hand with their paddle boards and feedback for the dancers. 

This year’s group is promising to be one of the most exciting yet, with a variety fan favourites from over the years picked to perform – here’s all you need to know…


Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special: Judy Murray will be making a comeback  [BBC]

Dance partner: Neil Jones

Strictly history: Judy took part in series 12 of the show and made it to the eighth week with partner Anton Du Beke


Jeremy Vine did well in last year’s Strictly Come Dancing [BBC]

Dance partner: Karen Clifton

Strictly history: Veteran journalist Jeremy was kicked out of the competition in week eight on the 2015 series. 


Katie did exceptionally well in the competition and was loved by fans [BBC]

Dance Partner: Brendan Cole

Strictly history: BBC Proms host Katie did Katie did exceptionally well in the competition coming fourth on the 2015 series. 


Kimberly says she is ‘very excited’ by the chance to dance again[BBC]

Dance partner: Pasha Kovalev

Strictly history: Former Girls Allowed member Kim came close to victory, taking the runner up title in 2012. 


Colin Jackson will also make an appearance and has hopes to take the crown  [Getty]

Dance partner: Amy Dowden

Strictly history: Olympian Colin made it to second place during the 2005 series and may have chance to finally steal first. 


Robbie Savage said he had a blast while taking part in Strictly [BBC]

Dance partner: Dianne Buswell

Strictly history: Ex premiere league footballer Robbie was eliminated ninth while competing in the 2011 series. 




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