PICTURES! Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Christmas special performances

Here's a first look at the Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Christmas special performances.

The festive special returns once again as six brand new celebrities take part in a festive edition of the nation’s much loved show.

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.

Who do you think will triumph?

Browse pics of the performances below...