Strictly is the gift that just keeps on giving. As if the excitement of Movie Week & Halloween wasn’t enough, there’s also the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special to look forward to.
Strictly Christmas Special 2018 line-up
Once this year’s Strictly winners have nabbed the Glitter Ball, it’s time for the Strictly Christmas Special. Eager to know who’s taking part? The Christmas line up includes past winner, Caroline Flack, who lifted the trophy along with Pasha Kovalev back in 2014.
We’re thrilled for Neil Joneswho finally get’s his very own celebrity partner, plus Luba Mushtuk who’ll get her second celebrity partner of the year.
Aston Merrygold, who partnered Janette Manrara last year and left the competition far too early, also has another shot at the title. Also competing this year is 2014 semi-finalist Jake wood who also danced with Janette but lost out to Caroline. Plus 2015 semi-finalist Anita Rani who partnered Gleb Savchenko, Michael Vaughn who danced with Natalie Lowe and finally, Ann Widdecombe who took Anton Du Beke to task week after week in 2010.
Who are the 2018 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas pairings?
Ann Widdecombe and Aston Merrygold are reunited with their original Strictly dance partners – Anton Du Beke and Janette Manrara.
New partnerships include; TV presenter Anita Rani teams up with Neil Jones — Katya Jones’ husband; Caroline Flack will be paired with Gorka Marquez; Jake Wood is paired with Luba Mushtuk; while Michael Vaughan will dance with Nadiya Bychkova in her Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special debut.
- Ann Widdecombe & Anton Du Beke
- Aston Merrygold & Janette Manrara
- Caroline Flack & Gorka Marquez
- Jake Wood & Luba Mushtuk
- Michael Vaughan & Nadiya Bychkova
- Anita Rani & Neil Jones
When is the 2018 Strictly Christmas Special on TV?
Christmas Day of course. The time has yet to be confirmed but keep your TV tuned to BBC1 and you’ll be in for a treat. As usual, the show will be hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman with expert feedback provided by judges, Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli.
The six couples will each perform a Christmas inspired dance routine in line with this year’s theme – fairy tales and making dreams come true – as they compete for the Christmas accolade. It’s then up to the studio audience to decide who deserves the crowning glory.
Who won the 2018 Strictly Christmas Special?
The programme will be pre-recorded at the beginning of December.
As the show is pre-recorded there is no viewer votes, the studio audience alone decides by voting once all the contestants have danced.
Occasionally the winners can be leaked onto social media, so avoid the spoilers and tune in on Christmas Day to find out which one of the past celebrities will be crowned 2018 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Champion..
All I want for Christmas…is an experience like no other
We know the world of Strictly Come Dancing is all consuming, but it can’t have escaped your notice that Christmas is fast approaching. Not only do we celebrate the ‘crowning’ of the new Strictly champions at this time of year, but friends and family also expect a present or two.
So, with that in mind, we’ve got a great gift idea for addicts of hit TV show Strictly Come Dancing – Donahey’s Dancing With The Stars Weekends. Not only will this Christmas present score you an amazing amount of brownie points with loved ones, but it will also catapult you to the top of the leader board. And that’s without throwing a single shape on the dance floor, which is very handy for the ‘Dad Dancers’ amongst you.
Dancing With The Stars Weekend
What does this perfect Strictly Christmas present include? Well, a whole weekend of dancing in the company of the BBC Strictly Come Dancing stars at the stunning 5* Celtic Manor Resort Hotel in Newport. See hot couple Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara, Ballroom favourites Anton Du Beke & Erin Boag, and the amazing Giovanni Pernice & Oti Mabuse perform dazzling showdances in our stunning Ballrooms. Grill them in the fun Q&A session and take photos in the ‘Red Carpet Strictly Photo Call’s.
All wrapped up for Christmas
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