PICTURES! Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Christmas line up get glam for festive special

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Christmas celebrities

Here's a look at the Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Christmas line up ahead of the festive special.

The line up of celebrities for the Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Xmas show were confirmed earlier this year.

As always, the Strictly Come Dancing Xmas Special promises to light up a magical Christmas Day on BBC One, with six of the most memorable contestants from years past returning for a festive edition of the nation’s much loved show.

But who are the returning celebrity dancers?

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Christmas celebrities!

Denise Lewis - 2nd in Series 2 (2004)
Pamela Stephenson - 3rd in Series 8 (2010)
Melvin Odoom - 15th in Series 14 (2016)
Frankie Bridge - Runner up in Series 12 (2014)
Ainsley Harriott - 12th in Series 13 (2015)
Gethin Jones - 3rd in Series 5 (2007)

In the show, the couples will each pay tribute to one of the most memorable Christmas films of all time in a brand new routine as they compete for the trophy.

"The night promises to be a spectacular celebration of the movies that families love to watch at Christmas," say the BBC.

Settle down with a mince pie and some popcorn and enjoy Strictly themed routines based on classics like Home Alone, The Polar Express, Love Actually, Meet Me in St Louis, Elf and Frozen, which will make its TV premiere on Christmas Day on BBC One too.

Judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood will also be joining in the festive fun, dishing out some Christmas cheer and scores. And it'll be the four piece's LAST ever time together before Len steps down from the panel.

Plus, if that wasn't enough, Matt Goss performs White Christmas, plus there are two group performances from the entire Strictly cast.

The Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Christmas Special - hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman - airs Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25 at 6:45PM on BBC One.

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