The current series of Strictly Come Dancing may be coming to a close, but we’re still in for a festive treat! The show has announced its celebrities, so here’s where you have seen the stars of the Strictly Christmas special before.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special! This year, it’s airing on Christmas Day at 5.10 pm and there are six familiar faces gracing our screen for the festive treat.
Who Are The Stars Of The Strictly Christmas Special?
6 fresh faces will be taking to the dance floor to give us a festive rendition on Christmas day. Here are the celebrities taking part and where you’ve seen them before.
Podcaster, presenter and author Rosie Ramsey will be having a twirl in the Strictly ballroom this festive season. You may remember that her husband, Chris Ramsey, was a finalist in the 2019 series of the show. Speaking about his experience on the shared podcast, Shagged Married Annoyed, it’s time that Rosie gave him a run for his money to see if she can do any better.
As well as their podcast, they also host The Chris and Rosie Show, as well as selling a sold-out tour version of their podcast. Speaking about the show on her Instagram, Rosie said “So so buzzing to be a part of this show!”
42-year-old Rickie is best known for being a DJ on Radio 1 and Kiss FM. On the latter, he hosted with Melvin Odoom and Chris Hedges. Currently, he hosts the 10.30 am slot of Radio 1 Monday through to Thursday, taking over from Greg James.
He was also a presenter for ITV’s Bang On The Money back in 2016.
Telling his fans on Instagram, Rickie has a treat up his sleeve for his fans: “I can’t wait to show you what we’ve all been working on.”
Corrie fans will be excited to see Alexandra on their screens on Christmas Day. The actress is famous for playing Emma Brooker, a role that won her Best Newcomer in the British Soap Awards.
Alexandra made her professional debut in 2017 after appearing in an episode of Vera, before being cast in Coronation Street a year later.
In 2019, Alexandra appeared on Celebrity Catchphrase, but we think Strictly will be a tad different to that. She’ll be hoping to win this time along with partner Kai Widdrington.
Who doesn’t know Larry Lamb? Legend of Albert Square and Gavin and Stacey, Larry will be strutting his stuff in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special.
The 75-year-old will hopefully find the dancefloor easier than the Jungle! The actor appeared in the 2016 series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here where he finished 7th. The series was won by Scarlett Moffatt.
It’s not sure whether playing Mick Shipman or Archie Mitchell will do him any favours, but we’ll be looking forward to seeing him anyway! The actor, author and presenter will be partnered with Nadiya Bychkova.
Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts is the fifth star in the Strictly Christmas Special. Leaving her microphone behind, she’ll be trading them in for some dancing shoes.
Nicola won The Rivals back in 2002 alongside her Girls Aloud bandmates. Since then, they’ve released countless hits such as The Promise and Love Machine. When the band split, she released two successful solo singles and her own album, Cinderella’s Eyes.
Back in 2020, the singer won the first series of The Masked Singer on ITV, returning as a guest judge on the second series. Announcing it to her fans on Instagram, Nicola said it was just what she was looking for:
“I was looking for some fun and Strictly called! I’m so excited and honoured to have been asked to be part of Strictly’s prestigious Christmas Day special.”
George is famous for being a presenter on Cbeebies. Not only that, he is the first Cbeebies presenter with down syndrome. Immediately loved by viewers because of his bouncy energy, he’ll be hoping to bring that to the Strictly ballroom.
Geroge has also done the odd bit of acting, so you may recognise him even if you aren’t an avid Cbeebies watcher.
We’re sure in for a treat with the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special on Christmas Day. It’s time to get the chocolates ready (if you can fit them in!) and get knackered just watching them spin around the ballroom!