Posted on November 13, 2014
Strictly Come Dancing has announced the line-up for this year’s Christmas special, bringing back six very popular contestants for a special festive battle for the glitterball.
Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, actress Lisa Riley and singer Rachel Stevens return, alongside Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, TV presenter Chris Hollins and astrologer Russell Grant. This year’s show will have a special pantomime theme, with the celebrities taking on roles from some of the UK’s favourite pantos.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor will dance with Aljaž Skorjanec (pictured). Lisa Riley will be reunited with Robin Windsor – as he tells us in our November issue, the pair have been best friends since dancing together in the 2012 series of Strictly Come Dancing. Rachel Stevens will be partnered by Tristan MacManus, who made his debut on this year’s series, and spoke to Camilla Dallerup for our September issue.
Louis Smith will dance with Aliona Vilani. Chris Hollins will partner Iveta Lukosiute and Russell Grant will dance with Joanne Clifton, who told us about the Strictly experience in our October issue.
Photograph: BBC/Ray Burmiston