Strictly Come Dancing Sport Relief special celebrities and judges revealed

Football stars David Ginola, Chris Kamara and Alex Scott are taking to the ballroom for charity this March with professional partners Karen Clifton, Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis

Strictly Come Dancing for Sport Relief 2018

Strictly Come Dancing is back! Well, for one night only…

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Football legends David Ginola, Chris Kamara and Alex Scott are all taking to the ballroom this March, all in aid of Sport Relief.

Strictly Come Dancing for Sport Relief 2018
Strictly Come Dancing for Sport Relief 2018 (BBC)

And now we can reveal the Strictly professional dancers who will be teaming up with David, Chris and Alex and hoping that their fancy footwork isn’t exclusive to the pitch.

David Ginola and Karen Clifton

Strictly Come Dancing for Sport Relief 2018

Alex Scott and Pasha Kovalev

Strictly Come Dancing for Sport Relief 2018

Chris Kamara and Anya Garnis

Strictly Come Dancing for Sport Relief 2018

Whilst currently Strictly professionals Pasha and Karen are well-known to viewers, Anya is a less of a familiar face.

So who is Strictly pro Anya Garnis?

The Russian ballroom dancer is the professional partner of Chris Kamara, and previously starred in Strictly Come Dancing back in 2013 when she was partnered with Casualty actor Patrick Robinson. She was drafted in for the Sport Relief special as the majority of the current Strictly female professionals were busy with the Strictly tour.

Strictly Come Dancing for Sport Relief 2018

What are the footballers dancing to?

All three football stars will be dancing to the same track – New Order’s World in Motion.

You remember – the 1990 track for England’s World Cup campaign. You know, the one where John Barnes rapped.

Well John is back to rap again. And here’s a picture to prove it.

John Barnes on Strictly Come Dancing for Sport Relief 2018

Meanwhile the presenter and the judges for the Strictly special have also been revealed, with 2016 winner Ore Oduba on hosting duties and Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli behind the judges’ desk.

Strictly Come Dancing for Sport Relief 2018

The Strictly Sport Relief special was filmed at Wembley Arena during the Strictly Come Dancing Live tour, which is why Ore was hosting (he presented the Strictly tour this year) and why just Craig, Darcey and Bruno were behind the judges’ desk (Head Judge Shirley Ballas was away in America).

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Strictly Come Dancing’s Sport Relief special will air on Friday 23rd March on BBC1

Here’s how you can donate to Sport Relief

By text: You can text GIVE to 70205 to donate £5 or text GIVE to 70210 to donate £10. A full list of numbers for how to donate can be found here.

Online: You can donate any amount you want on the Sport Relief website, and pay by Pay Pal or debit/credit card. 

By phone: Call 03457 910 910 to donate using your debit or credit card 

By post: To donate by post, send in a cheque or postal order (made payable to either Red Nose Day or Sport Relief) and a giro slip if you have one to EY, PO Box 51543, London SE1 2UG

Programme Name: Sport Relief 2018 - TX: 23/03/2018 - Episode: Generic (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  Claudia Winkleman, Ore Oduba, Gary Lineker, Davina McCall, Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff - (C) BBC - Photographer: N/A