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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special unveils the next three contestants.

November 24, 2023
Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special unveils the next three contestants.

As the holiday season approaches, anticipation is reaching a crescendo for the annual Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special. The BBC has recently revealed the next three contestants set to grace the ballroom, promising not only a dazzling display of talent and festive cheer but also a touch of star power with renowned figures from the worlds of pop, acting, and sports. Get ready for a yuletide extravaganza as these celebrities prepare to dance their way into our hearts this Christmas. The stage is set for an unforgettable celebration of dance and entertainment that will light up our screens during the most magical time of the year.

Keisha Buchanan: the Sugababes sensation takes the stage.

At the forefront of this star-studded lineup is Keisha Buchanan, renowned as a founding member of the iconic girl band Sugababes. Buchanan’s extensive performance background suggests she may bring some impressive moves to the Strictly Come Dancing stage. Expressing her excitement, Buchanan mentioned her thrill at participating during her favorite time of the year — Christmas. Paired with professional dancer Gorka Márquez, Buchanan aims to captivate viewers and secure the coveted title of Christmas winner.

Tillie Amartey: from screen to Strictly Come Dancing.

Stepping from the screen to the dancefloor is actress Tillie Amartey, recognized for her roles in CBBC’s “Almost Never,” Channel 5’s “The Teacher,” and Jimmy McGovern’s “Moving On.” Despite acknowledging the pressure associated with the iconic dance competition, Amartey is super excited to bring joy to viewers while shimmying and sparkling through the Christmas special. Paired with professional dancer Neil Jones, Amartey looks forward to infusing the show with energy and holiday sparkle.

Danny Cipriani: the rugby star is ready to dance.

Injecting a dose of athleticism into the competition is former England International and current professional Rugby Union player Danny Cipriani. Expressing his eagerness to express himself through dance, Cipriani sees Strictly Come Dancing as an opportunity to break free from limitations and spread joy on Christmas Day. Partnered with professional dancer Jowita Przystal, Cipriani aims to surprise viewers with a different side of his abilities, showcasing agility and grace beyond the rugby field.

A fierce competition unveiled.

As the trio joins previously announced contestants Dan Snow, Sally Nugent, and Jamie Borthwick, the competition is poised to be fierce. Viewers can anticipate a thrilling display of talent and skill, adding an extra layer of excitement to the holiday special.

With the Christmas special set to air on BBC One on Christmas Day, you can anticipate a joyful escape into a world of dance and celebration. Before the yuletide spectacle unfolds, fans can enjoy a few more weeks of the regular Strictly season, eagerly awaiting the crowning of this season’s Glitterball champions.

In the spirit of the season, Strictly Come Dancing’s Christmas special is poised to deliver a memorable evening of entertainment, uniting celebrities from diverse backgrounds in a celebration of dance, joy, and holiday magic. Mark your calendars and get ready to be swept off your feet as the Strictly Christmas special lights up screens across the world.

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