Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special line-up revealed

Sheila Hancock and Fabrice Muamba are among new faces - while Strictly favourites Ann Widdecombe and Russell Grant are set to return


Six fresh new faces, including Sheila Hancock, Fabrice Muamba and Katy Brand, are set to take to the Strictly dance floor for the annual Christmas Day special.


JLS star Jonathan Gill, comedian Bobby Ball and Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton will also be trying to impress the judges on the festive episode. 

And to the delight of many Strictly fans, Ann Widdecombe and Russell Grant will both be making a special guest appearance. (Fingers crossed that it involves cannons and harnesses…) 

The new celebrities will be joined by seven former Strictly stars such as Kelly Brook and 2008 runner up Rachel Stevens and Rod Stewart who will be taking to the stage for a festive performance of Christmas classic Let It Snow. 


Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special is on Christmas Day at 6:15 on BBC1.