Strictly Come Dancing 2012 Christmas special line up announced

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The line up for the Strictly Come Dancing 2012 Christmas special has been announced.

This year the one-off Christmas show will be going back to its original all star format, featuring celebs from previous series of the show.

Winner of the first ever Strictly series Natasha Kaplinsky is returning to headline the line up of Strictly Come Dancing's Christmas Day special.

It'll be her second Christmas special and third appearance on the show overall.

Also back on the show for their third time is beauty Kelly Brook, while 2010 winner Kara Tointon will be making her Strictly Christmas debut.

Rachel Stevens meanwhile makes her fourth appearance on a Strictly line up, having previously finished as runner up back in 2008's series and taken part in two Christmas specials.

They'll all be joined by hunky Colin Jackson, last year's runner up Waterloo Road star Chelsee Healey and former winner, presenter Chris Hollins.

But in a twist, there will be two newbies.

Following in the footsteps of Westlife's Nicky Byrne and Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh, in a special signing, JLS singer JB will also be taking part.

Also signing up is footballer Fabrice Muamba, who recently revealed he had turned down Dancing On Ice.

A show insider said: "This booking comes on the back of our most successful series ever."

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special typically airs on Christmas day on BBC One.

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