Christmas has come early for Strictly fans!
The BBC has released the line-up for the Strictly Xmas special and big names include Charlie Brooks (of Eastenders fame), Simon Webbe (formerly of boyband, Blue) and Hi-Di-Hi star, Su Pollard.
Pollard will take to the floor with Nancy Dell’Ollio’s former partner Anton Du Beke, giving the bitter rejectee a second shot at the title. While Charlie Brooks has been partnered with former Strictly winner Vincent Simone.
Despite his bulging biceps and rude boy image, former boyband heartthrob, Webbe, has admitted to being a bit of a mummaâs boy: “Strictly Come Dancing is one of my mum’s favourite shows. It’s always nice to learn something new, the dancing part of my brain is dormant and I want to wake it up. I also want to wear something tight and sparkly!â?
Could a Take That style Blue comeback be on the cards we wonder? Those TT boys are never out of spangly outfits now that they are touring againâ¦
The five celebrities and their partners will perform a variety of routines during the Christmas special, with the studio audience and the judges voting for who they want to be crowned 2011 Christmas champion.
The latest Dragon to join the den, Hilary Devey, will also be creeping around the dance floor in an intimidating fashionâ¦.not really! Itâs Debra Stephenson, comedienne and impressionist extraordinaire, best known for her work on John Culshawâs hilarious impressions show.
She said: “I’m a really big fan of Strictly Come Dancing. I’m very excited to be on the Christmas special and I can’t wait to get my dancing shoes on!”
Former featherweight boxing champion, Barry McGuigan, will also be joining the line-up.