Who will be lifting the festive glitterball trophy this year? We are only weeks away from finding out the champion of Strictly Come Dancing’s Christmas special.

Last year saw Coronation Street’s Alexandra Mardell and Kai Widdrington be crowned the winners after the pair wowed the judges and studio audience with their Quickstep to ‘Sleigh Ride’ by The Ronettes.

But now another six famous faces, from a Sugarbabes icon to an England rugby player have been announced as part of the line-up for this festive edition.

Historians and BBC Breakfast presenters alike, which one of the talented celebrities has what it takes on the dancefloor?

Ahead of the Strictly Christmas special this December, here is everything you need to know from the contestants and their professional dancing partners to when it’s on TV.

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).

Strictly Come Dancing the final continues on Saturday, December 16.