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05/11/2018 19:00 GMT

'Strictly Come Dancing': Caroline Flack And Ann Widdecombe Return For Christmas Special

A host of familiar faces are back to compete for the Silver Star trophy this year.

Six ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ ghosts of Christmas past have been confirmed to be hitting the floor for this year’s festive special.

Airing on Christmas Day, former champion Caroline Flack will be strapping on her dancing shoes once again for the special episode, where she’ll be joined by Aston Merrygold and Anita Rani.

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Caroline Flack

The ‘Love Island’ host said: “I can’t quite believe it’s been four years since I had the best time of my life, dancing with Pasha on the Strictly dance floor.

“My Glitterball still has pride of place in my living room! It always felt like a family at the SCD studios, so how could I say no to performing one last time on this year’s Christmas special? It’ll be the best present I could imagine.”

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Aston Merrygold

Also competing for the Silver Star trophy in this year’s Christmas special, which will have the theme of “fairy tales and making dreams come true, will be ‘EastEnders’ actor Jake Wood and former cricketer Michael Vaughan.

Oh, and fresh from her predictably controversial appearance in this January’s ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, Ann Widdecombe will also be there. Because apparently someone out there still thinks that moderately funny joke from eight years ago still has legs in it...

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Ann Widdecombe at the 2010 'Strictly' launch

The former-MP-turned-reality-TV-veteran said: “I am very much looking forward to returning to Strictly, where I shall once again be pushed, pulled, cajoled and coaxed around the dancefloor in all manner of ways by my poor dance partner.”

Before we get to this year’s ‘Strictly’ Christmas special, though, we have to crown a winner for this year’s regular series, with nine couples currently remaining in the competition, following the departure of Dr Ranj Singh over the weekend.

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