Strictly Come Dancing returns to the Ballroom for an all-star Christmas special, as six brand new celebrity contestants take to the floor in a bid to be crowned Christmas Champion 2021.
Each of the six couples will perform a Christmas-inspired routine with the hope of impressing the judges, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke, Head Judge Shirley Ballas, and the voting audience.
Jay Blades is the first celebrity contestant confirmed for the Christmas special. Jay will be paired with Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer, Luba Mushtuk.
Jay Blades says: “I’m super excited, times two! One, because I’m going to learn a new dance apart from the ‘Dad’ dance, and two because I’m going to be on Strictly! It’s a show that I’ve always admired, and I can’t wait to see how I perform!”
Fred Sirieix is the second celebrity contestant confirmed for the Christmas special. Fred will be paired with Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer, Dianne Buswell.
Fred says: “I absolutely love Christmas so I’m delighted to be taking part in the Strictly Christmas special and to be partnered with the magnificent Dianne. I hope my dance moves bring some Christmas joy to everybody watching at home and don’t make the judges say, bah, Humbug!”