Strictly Christmas line-up revealed

Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly will host the Strictly Christmas special

Related Stories

Six new celebrities, including actress Sheila Hancock and former footballer Fabrice Muamba, are to take to the dance floor for Strictly Come Dancing's Christmas Day special.

Jonathan 'JB' Gill from pop group JLS and comic Bobby Ball will also make their debuts on the BBC One show.

Presenter Helen Skelton and comedienne Katy Brand round out the newcomers.

They will be joined by seven stars with Strictly experience, among them model Kelly Brook and singer Rachel Stevens.

Contestants will perform routines with professional dancers in the hope of being crowned Christmas champion.

Rod Stewart will complete the festive mood by singing the Yuletide standard Let It Snow.

Also returning to Strictly for a special guest appearance will be former MP Ann Widdecombe and astrologer Russell Grant.

The pair became audience favourites when they took part in the programme in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

Other highlights in the BBC's Christmas schedule include special episodes of Doctor Who and Call the Midwife and an edition of sports challenge Superstars featuring London 2012 medal winners.

Comic offerings include Yuletide editions of Miranda, The Royle Family and Mrs Brown's Boys, while Sue Perkins tells the story of The Sound Of Music in Climb Every Mountain.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Entertainment & Arts stories


Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • ElvisSecret cinema

    Get off the beaten track and explore cinematic history in the Santa Monica Mountains


  • Virtual courtroomClick Watch

    The 'forensic holodeck’ system that recreates crime scenes as 3D virtual worlds

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.