Strictly quicksteps back to bring a sprinkling of festive sparkle to your Christmas day. Five new twinkling stars will don their sequins and dust off their dancing shoes in the hope of delivering a Christmas treat.
The five-star line-up will bring together stars of stage and screen, sport and entertainment: former world featherweight boxing champion Barry McGuigan who will be dancing with Erin Boag, Hi-De-Hi legend Su Pollard dancing with Anton Du Beke, Blue’s Simon Webbe and his professional partner Katya Virshilas, comedienne Debra Stephenson and professional dancer Ian Waite, and completing the famous five is EastEnders’ prime villainess Janine Butcher, actress Charlie Brooks, who will take to the ballroom floor with Vincent Simone.
Barry says: “I'm looking forward to Strictly Come Dancing, it's a challenge. I've always considered myself to have two left feet and I want to surprise myself!”
Su says: “Strictly Come Dancing is strictly must-see Christmas Day television. I’m hoping to wow the judges and the viewers with my utter exuberance and prowess!”
Simon adds: “Strictly Come Dancing is one of my mum's favourite shows. It's always nice to learn something new, the dancing part of my brain is dormant and I want to wake it up. I also want to wear something tight and sparkly!”
Deborah says: “I’m a really big fan of Strictly Come Dancing. I’m very excited to be on the Christmas Special and I can’t wait to get my dancing shoes on!”
Charlie says: “I’m a massive fan of the series and there’s no way my daughter would have let me turn down such an amazing opportunity to be on the show. I love to be challenged and I’m really looking forward to taking to the dance floor with Vincent.”
The five new stars will perform a variety of glittering routines in a bid to impress the judges and studio audience, who will vote for their Christmas champion.
Who will be the shining star atop the tree, and who will end up serving the Christmas turkey…? The Strictly Come Dancing 2011 Special will complete your Christmas dinner with the perfect selection box of tasty dancing treats.
The Strictly Come Dancing 2011 Christmas Special will air on BBC One and BBC One HD.