PICTURES! Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Christmas line up

The Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Christmas line up has been officially confirmed this evening.

Deck the halls with glitter balls… the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special returns once again to light up a magical Christmas Day, as six brand new celebrities take part in a festive edition of the nation’s much loved show.

Tonight it was revealed on It Takes Two, BBC 2 6.30pm exactly who the celebrities taking part will be following newspaper rumours.

This year the ladies learning to trip the light fantastic, just in time for Christmas, are: star of The Saturdays Rochelle Humes, West End singing sensation Elaine Paige, and radio DJ Sara Cox.

The gentlemen set to do battle of the ballroom alongside them are: singer Matt Goss, EastEnders’ actor Ricky Norwood and comedian and West End performer Rufus Hound.

With a stunning winter wonderland opening number filmed at LaplandUK, Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly once again preside over the merry proceedings, and judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood will be on hand to dish out some Christmas cheer and scores.

All six couples will perform a special yuletide routine in a bid to be crowned 2013 Christmas champions and lift the famous silver star trophy.

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special will be broadcast on Christmas Day at 5PM on BBC One.