Rufus Hound injured in Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2013

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2013

Rufus Hound gets into a bit of difficulty on the Christmas special of Strictly Come Dancing.

The comic's routine - a tango to Never Do A Tango With An Eskimo - ends in bloodshed when a joke goes wrong.

The funnymen ends up in getting slapped in the face with a plastic fish as he dances with Flavia Cacace on the festive special, which was recorded earlier this month.

But Celebrity Juice star Rufus stood his ground against the feisty flounder and persevered with the routine.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “It’s a comedy moment for everyone except Rufus, who ends up with a big gash in his eyebrow.

“But to his and Flavia’s credit they never missed a beat and they finished their tango despite the incident.

“The judges are really impressed by their showmanship.”

Other stars taking part in this year's show include West End actress Elaine Paige, Radio DJ Sara Cox, singer Matt Goss, EastEnders star Ricky Norwood and popstar Rochelle Humes.

Each of the celebs will perform one routine before they're marked by the show's judges.

The Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Christmas special airs at 5PM on Christmas Day (December 25).

Browse pictures of the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas performances below...

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