Strictly Christmas special line up, revealed

Strictly Christmas special line up, revealed

Six Strictly stars from previous series are waltzing their way back to the ballroom for the 2017 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special!

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Could we see Prince Charles' wife take to the floor this Christmas? Not exactly. But the Duchess of Cornwall will be appearing in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special, as she's a huge fan of the show! She has asked the programme's stars to dance at Buckingham Palace, at a tea dance which she'll host, to highlight the benefit of exercise in old age. 

She's already friends with judge Craig Revel Horwood, who she knows through their charity work for the National Osteoporosis Society. He says she's "really quite good" at the cha-cha-cha!

The festive feature will show the professional dancers inside Buckingham Palace.

Which celebrities will be dancing this Christmas?

The celebrities making a return will be Katie Derham (series 13), Colin Jackson (series 3), Judy Murray (series 12), Robbie Savage (series 9), Kimberly Walsh (series 10) and Jeremy Vine (series 13). They will be paired up with six professionals and the couples will perform a routine inspired by what they love most about Christmas.

All four judges will also be on hand to vote for and crown the Christmas winners alongside presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special will air on BBC One on Christmas Day.