Alex Jones and Matt Baker team up with Gary Barlow for Strictly Come Dancing special

Alex Jones (Strictly Come Dancing 2011)

Strictly Come Dancing stars Alex Jones and Matt Baker are to dance together for a one-off special this week, it has been revealed.

The pair, who have both competed on the show in the past two years, will perform a special Foxtrot to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend.

And even X Factor judge Gary Barlow will be getting involved, providing the music.

Welsh telly host Alex said: “I’m so excited.

“We’re presenting The One Show from the Queen’s sofa in the music room on Tuesday, to announce plans for the Diamond Jubilee weekend. Matt and I will be dancing and, if we’re lucky, Gary Barlow will be on the piano. I don’t know what part I’m most excited about!”

And the pair are being taught by Strictly professionals James and Ola Jordan.

“It feels very weird having James and his wife, Ola, teaching Matt and I as a couple,” Alex told the Sunday Mirror. “And at the beginning, we were both worried about whether we were holding each other too tightly or too loosely, but it feels quite natural dancing with him.

“We’ve built up such a rapport over the past year that we’ll happily pull each other up if one of us steps out of line – quite literally!”

Alex also confessed to missing Strictly since last year's series ended in December.

She explained: “It’s very odd. Every week was so filled with anxiety, yet looking back, it was like being a part of the best and most glamorous Saturday night out ever. Saturdays are now a bit flat for me, to be honest, and I find myself trying to find something exciting to do.”

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