Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Celebrity line-up revealed

Details of this years festive Strictly Come Dancing announced.

Presenters Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly return with a Christmas Special edition of Strictly Come Dancing with a festive line-up of six brand new celebrities taking to the dance floor. The celebrities include football star Fabrice Muamba, actress Sheila Hancock, JLS’s Jonathan “JB” Gill, entertainer Bobby Ball, comedienne Katy Brand and TV presenter Helen Skelton.

Nine contestants from previous series will also perform a group routine as the Allstars. Rod Stewart will also be performing ‘Let It Snow’.

Returning to the floor to make up the Allstars is, Rachel Stevens, Chelsee Healey, Natasha Kaplinsky, Kelly Brook, Chris Hollins, Tom Chambers and Colin Jackson with a special guest appearance from favourites Ann Widdecombe and Russell Grant.

The new and returning celebrities will be partnered by the Strictly professional dancers as follows:

Bobby Ball-  Katya Virshilas
Katy Brand – Anton du Beke
JB Gill – Ola Jordan
Sheila Hancock – Ian Waite
Fabrice Muamba – Aliona Vilani
Helen Skelton – Artem Chigvintsev

Kelly Brook – Brendan Cole
Tom Chambers – Kristina Rihanoff
Chelsee Healey – Pasha Kovalev
Chris Hollins – Ola Jordan
Colin Jackson – Erin Boag
Natasha Kaplinsky – Ian Waite
Rachel Stevens – Vincent Simone

The studio audience will decide who takes home the title of Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Champions 2012.

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