Abbey Clancy "really excited" for Strictly's Xmas special despite the "stress"!

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Abbey Clancy is VERY excited for tonight's Strictly Come Dancing Xmas special, even if dancing stresses her out!

The former champ is one of six celebs returning to the dancefloor for the festive special this Christmas day.

And she said: "I am really excited."

Model Abbey is partnered with Brendan Cole for the one-off rather than her original pro partner Aljaž Skorjanec.

Comparing the two, Abbey told The Sun newspaper earlier this year: “Brendan is different to Aljaz as he has a different style of teaching.

“But he has been really helpful as I am extra nervous for some reason – and he has been good helping me.

She revealed: “It is so stressful for me to get on the dance floor. I can’t handle it.

“I just want to be in the rehearsal room dancing."

But despite the stress, Abbey added: “I jumped at the chance to do the special. I was really upset I couldn’t do it last year because I was pregnant.”

Meanwhile, the Xmas special will also see pro Robin Windsor return and reunite with former celeb partner Alison Hammond.

"All I can say is I had the best time of my life. Working with Alison Hammond has been an absolute scream," said Robin ahead of the show . “The Christmas special is always a really special episode for the show every year.

“Because it's Christmas everybody's full of joy, the judges are nicer and anything goes. You can put lifts in, you can have fun, you can use props, it's all Christmassy and everybody is just full of joy for the day.”

Winner of series 12 Abbey and fellow Series 12 contender Alison will be joined on the line up by winner of The People's Strictly special Cassidy Little, winner of Series 9 Harry Judd, winner of Series 6 Tom Chambers and runner up of the same year, Lisa Snowdon.

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special airs on Christmas Day on BBC One from 6:15PM.

Browse pictures from the Xmas special here below...