The rugby union player Danny Cipriani has revealed he'll bring back his signature dance move should he manage to win the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special this year.

The 36-year-old is partnered up with professional dancer Jowita Przystal for the event and will compete against five other couples.

He will be taking on the cha cha cha to hit song Celebration and has shared he will bring back his 'Dougie dance' should he emerge victorious.

Cipriani said: “Well what people know me for is the Dougie, because when I was 22, I scored a try and did the Dougie afterwards.

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“Now I do the Dougie everywhere I go because I like it and add bits to it. It’s a good one to put smiles on faces.”

He also confirmed he would perform the move if he wins the show but that he has not thought too much about taking home the top prize.

“It’s not in my control, so I could be pleasantly surprised, or clap happily for whoever wins either way, or do the Dougie,” he added.

Who is on Strictly Christmas special 2023?

Here are all six celebrities taking part this year – see who they are coupled up with.

  • Danny Cipriani and Jowita Przystał
  • Keisha Buchanan and Gorka Márquez
  • Tillie Amartey and Neil Jones
  • Dan Snow and Nadiya Bychkova
  • Jamie Borthwick and Nancy Xu
  • Sally Nugent and Graziano Di Prima

The whole cast will also perform a Christmas dance routine for BBC viewers.

Who are the judges on Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special 2023?

The usual fierce four will be taking a seat on the judging panel including head judge Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke.

Who is the special guest on Strictly Christmas special?

Eurovision legend Sam Ryder will be performing on the Christmas special this year, with professional dancers Giovanni Pernice, Lauren Oakley, Kai Widdrington and Luba Mushtuk.

What day is Christmas Strictly Come Dancing on?

The Strictly Christmas special will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 4:40pm on Christmas Day (Monday, December 25).