Watch Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Christmas special trailer ahead of festive special

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Here's a first look at 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.

The theme for this year’s festive extravaganza is fairytales 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 leading ladies taking part this year are Anita Rani (series 13), Ann Widdecombe (series 8) and Caroline Flack (series 12).

And the gentlemen set to rock around the Christmas tree are Aston Merrygold (series 15), Jake Wood (series 12) and Michael Vaughan (series 10).

They'll all dance a special festive routine in the Strictly studio to be marked by the judges.

From the Frog Prince to Cinderella, The Snowman, Peter Pan, and Pinocchio to the Nutcracker, all the magic of Christmas is celebrated in the Strictly ballroom. Of course the judges are on hand to dish out plenty of Christmas cheer.

Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Head Judge Shirley Ballas will all cast their critical eye over the performances.

The judges will be on hand to score each couple and spread some cheerful joy, but as ever in the Christmas special their marks won't count.

It will be down to the studio audience alone to vote for which dancing duo will win the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2018 and lift the famous Silver Star trophy.

As well as the main routines, there are two amazing group performances featuring all the couples to look forward to, and the Strictly cast host a Christmas party for some very deserving children.

Plus, if that wasn't enough, there is also music from The Kingdom Choir - it's a special show packed with all the magic of Christmas.

The Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Christmas Special airs Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25 at 5:30PM on BBC One.

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