Which celebs are returning for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special?

Who will lift the Strictly 2014 silver star trophy?

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The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special line-up has been announced with six former celebrity contestants returning for the festive dance show.

Decking the dancing halls in a bid to be crowned 2014 Christmas champions and lift the famous silver star trophy, will be Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, actress Lisa Riley and S Club 7’s Rachel Stevens. The gentlemen set to do battle of the ballroom alongside them are: Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, TV presenter Chris Hollins and astrologer Russell Grant.

The Pantomime themed episode will see former host Bruce Forsyth return to the ballroom to present alongside Tess Daly. Judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood join in the festive fun to dish out the scores.

Professional dancers Aljaž Skorjanec, Robin Windsor and Tristan MacManus will partner the female celebrities, and Aliona Vilani, Iveta Lukosiute and Joanne Clifton will partner the male celebrities.

The pairings are as follows:

Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Aljaž Skorjanec

Lisa Riley and Robin Windsor

Rachel Stevens and Tristan MacManus

Louis Smith and Aliona Vilani

Chris Hollins and Iveta Lukosiute

Russell Grant and Joanne Clifton

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