The celebrities taking part in this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Christmas special have been confirmed.
Six former contestants will be taking to the floor for the festive extravaganza, which will air on BBC One on Christmas Day.
Olympian and presenter Denise Lewis, who competed in series two of the BBC ballroom competition will be returning alongside series 12 finalist and former Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge, and writer Pamela Stephenson from series eight.
In an unusual move, one of this year’s eliminated contestants will also be returning, as Melvin Odoom will be participating, having been the first celebrity to be voted off the current series.
Each contestant will perform an enchanting routine with a yet-to-be-announced professional dancer, in a bid to be crowned Christmas champions.
The festive special will also mark the final appearance of Head Judge Len Goodman, who announced he will be bowing out at the end of the year.
When he left the show in 2014, he agreed to still front the annual Children In Need and Christmas specials, but he is still recovering from surgery to two life-threatening aneurysms last winter.
His wife Wilnelia Forsyth offered an update on his health in the latest issue of You magazine, revealing he is still struggling to move after his operation.