'Strictly Come Dancing' Christmas Special Pictures Unveiled

PICTURES: Fancy Footwork On The 'Strictly' Christmas Special

First look photos of the 'Strictly Come Dancing' Christmas special have been unveiled.

A mix of celebrities and pro dancers are taking part in the festive episode, which will air on BBC One on Christmas day at 6.15pm.

Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly will welcome six 'Strictly' newcomers to the dance floor to compete for the Christmas glitterball trophy. Taking part are Bobby Ball, Katy Brand, JB Gill, Sheila Hancock, Fabrice Muamba and Helen Skelton.

And nine former contestants will also return to prove they can still trip the light fantastic. Dancing again is 2007 'Strictly' competitor Kelly Brook with Brendan Cole, 2008 glitterball trophy winner Tom Chambers dancing with Kristina Rihanoff, 2011 runner up Chelsee Healey dancing with Pasha Kovalev, 2009 glitterball trophy winner Chris Hollins dancing with Ola Jordan and 2005 runner up Colin Jackson dancing with Erin Boag.

Plus, the first ever 'Strictly' winner Natasha Kaplinsky will dance with Ian Waite, 2008 runner up Rachel Stevens takes to the floor with Vincent Simone and there will be a special guest appearance from 'Strictly' favourites Ann Widdecombe and Russell Grant.

Singer Rod Stewart will also perform 'Let It Snow'.

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