Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Christmas line up and pro pairings revealed

Strictly Come Dancing's Christmas Special 2018 air date and contestants

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Here's all you need to know about the Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Christmas special.

Once again, following the end of the main series, the Strictly judges will return for one last appearance this year on Christmas Day.

Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood will be back on the panel as they cast their critical eyes over the routines.

The theme for the 2018 Strictly Christmas special is 'fairy tales and making dreams come true'. Each of the six couples will perform a Christmas inspired routine in a bid to be crowned Christmas champions 2018.

The judges will be on hand to score each couple and spread some cheerful joy, yet it will be down to the studio audience to vote for which dancing duo will win the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2018 and lift the famous Silver Star trophy.

Meet the celebrities and pros on Strictly's Christmas special below. Plus a Strictly spoiler on who they'll be performing with...

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas line up spoilers!

Anita Rani will be paired with Neil Jones (competed in Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2017, 2016).

Ann Widdecombe will be paired with Anton Du Beke (seasoned Christmas professional Anton Du Beke has competed in five Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Specials in 2016, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2004).

Caroline Flack will be paired with Gorka Marquez (competed in Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2016).

Aston Merrygold will be paired with Janette Manrara (Winner of Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2016 with Melvin Odoom).

Jake Wood will be paired with Luba Mushtuk, one of the brand new professional dancers announced earlier this year.

Michael Vaughan will be paired with Nadiya Bychkova, who will be dancing for the first time in the Christmas Special.

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will host the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special, with the start date confirmed for Christmas Day on BBC One.

The Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Christmas Special start time hasn't yet been confirmed.

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