Len Goodman won't watch his final Strictly appearance on the Christmas special

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While millions of us will be tuning in to today's Christmas Strictly Come Dancing special, Len Goodman won't be one of them.

This evening sees Len say goodbye to Strictly with his last ever appearance on the show.

But Len won't be sitting down at tea time to watch the goodbyes, which were recorded in November.

He told the Express newspaper: "I love Christmas. I love everything about it; I love the telly and all the repeat films they show.

"I never watch myself but sometimes my wife likes to watch the Strictly Special on Christmas Day."

Len admitted: "I don't like looking at myself much on the telly, I always think 'why did you say that you silly little thing' or 'what did you do that for?' or sometimes I notice that my bow-tie gets all crooked and all that so it's best I just don't watch myself."

The Strictly legend is stepping down from the show after more than a decade behind the judges' desk with the Xmas special tonight his last show on British TV.

This year the theme for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special is festive movies and there will be a line up of six former Strictly contestants returning to the dance floor.

Those taking part are Ainsley Harriott, Pamela Stephenson, Gethin Jones, Denise Lewis, Melvin Odoom and Frankie Bridge.

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 special Xmas trophy.

As well as the routines, there will be music from Matt Goss plus two group performances from the entire Strictly cast, including a final farewell to Len on his last ever Strictly show.

The Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Christmas Special airs Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25 at 6:45PM on BBC One

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