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When is the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special 2021 on TV?

The Strictly judging panel will be back to give their scores (Picture: Guy Levy/BBC)

The 2021 series of Strictly Come Dancing has finally arrived, with only two couples left to compete.

Rose Ayling-Ellis and John Whaite are the last celebrities standing as they try and make one last impression to be crowned the winners and lift the coveted Glitter Ball trophy.

AJ Odudu sadly had to drop out of the final this week following an injury in training – one last twist to what has been an eventful and emotional series.

While another series of Strictly may be at its end, it will not be the last time the show fills your living room with glitter in 2021, as there is the small matter of the Christmas special to see to.

But when can fans expect to see the Christmas special on TV?

When is the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special 2021 on TV?

Make sure you leave room after your Christmas lunch, as the Strictly Christmas Special will be delivering some tasty moves on December 25 – which is Christmas Day, of course!

The special is scheduled right in heart of the BBC festive line-up on Christmas Day at 5.10pm – the perfect thing to watch as you pop your feet up after a long hard day of present opening and face-stuffing.

Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and Shirley Ballas will all return to judge the special, along with Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman back on presenting duties.

Which celebrities are taking part in the Strictly Christmas special 2021?

There are six celebrities set to strut their stuff out on the Strictly ballroom, all hoping to be crowned this year’s Yuletide champion.

They are as follows:

  • Anne-Marie – Dancing with Graziano Di Prima
  • Jay Blades – Dancing with Luba Mushtuk
  • Adrian Chiles – Dancing with Jowita Przystal
  • Mel Giedroyc – Dancing with Neil Jones
  • Fred Sirieix – Dancing with Dianne Buswell
  • Moira Stewart – Dancing with Aljaz Skorjanec
Which celebs will bring some dance magic this Christmas? (Picture: BBC)

What dances will they be doing?

We already know what dances the celebrities will be performing, as well as what music Dave Arch and his orchestra will be performing (look away now if you don’t want any spoilers).

  • Adrian and Jowita – American Smooth to White Christmas by Otis Redding
  • Anne-Marie and Graziano – Cha Cha to Feliz Navidad by Gwen Stefani
  • Fred and Dianne – Quickstep to Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin’ Stevens
  • Jay and Luba – Jive to Hooky Street/Only Fools and Horses by John Sullivan / Ronnie Hazlehurst
  • Mel and Neil – Couples Choice to Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
  • Moira and Aljaz – Salsa to Santa Claus Is Coming to Town by Justin Bieber

We already can’t wait to see who will master the moves or be left looking redder than Rudolph’s nose.

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special airs on BBC One at 5.10 on Christmas Day. The final of the series airs tonight at 7.10 on BBC One.

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