Ann Widdecombe on Strictly Come DancingThe line up for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special has been announced – with a surprise twist.

Six celebrities new to the dancefloor will be joined by the Strictly Allstars – nine previous contestants who are back to shake their stuff.

The new celebrities are:

– Sheila Hancock
– Bobby Ball
– Katy Brand
– Fabrice Muamba (Football star, who survived a cardiac arrest)
– Helen Skelton (TV presenter)
– JB from JLS



The returning Allstars are:

Kelly Brook
Tom Chambers
Natasha Kaplinsky
Colin Jackson
Chelsee Healey
Chris Hollins
Rachel Stevens

Plus there’ll be a guest appearance from Ann Widdecombe and Russell Grant.

The show will be on BBC1 on Christmas Day, with Rod Stewart performing a Christmas classic.

In other Strictly news, Denise Van Outen will be joining the live tour next year, alongside Fern Britton, Louis Smith, Lisa Riley, Dani Harmer, Michael Vaughan and one-time SCD contestant Phil Tufnell. Time to geeeeeeeeeet booking!

To find out more about the Strictly Come Dancing live tour, click here: