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Christmas Special 2012 - Names Revealed

BBC Strictly Gemma

Online team

You've just heard the names being revealed on It Takes Two and yes, it's true, Strictly Come Dancing will be more festive than ever this Christmas day with a super special lineup to rival all others gone before.

We can confirm the celebrities and pro dancers taking part in the Christmas Special 2012 are:

Bobby Ball dancing with Katya Vishilas

Katy Brand dancing with Anton du Beke

JB Gill dancing with Ola Jordan

Sheila Hancock dancing with Ian Waite

Fabrice Muamba dancing with Aliona Vilani

Helen Skelton dancing with Artem Chigvintsev


Not only will there be six new celebrities competing on the dancefloor, but we'll also see The Strictly Allstars - nine contestants from previous series' taking to the floor once again (are they crazy?!).

The spectacular Strictly Allstars will consist of;

2007 Strictly competitor Kelly Brook dancing with Brendan Cole

2008 glitterball trophy winner Tom Chambers dancing with Kristina Rihanoff

2011 runner up Chelsee Healey dancing with Pasha Kovalev

2009 glitterball trophy winner Chris Hollins dancing with Ola Jordan

2005 runner up Colin Jackson dancing with Erin Boag

Our first ever Strictly winner Natasha Kaplinsky dancing with Ian Waite

2008 runner up Rachel Stevens dancing with Vincent Simone

With a special guest appearance from Strictly favourites Ann Widdecombe and It Takes Two Statsman, Russell Grant.


And if all that wasn't enough, Rod Stewart will be bringing some festive cheer as he pops in to perform Let it Snow. Wow, with all these stars, we're really spoiling you!


Santa will deliver the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special on Christmas day, BBC One and BBC One HD.

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