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Larry Lamb is the 4th celebrity confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2022

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Strictly Come Dancing returns to the Ballroom for an all-star Christmas special as six brand new celebrity contestants take to the floor in a bid to be crowned Christmas Champion 2022.

Each of the six couples will perform a Christmas inspired routine with the hope of impressing the judges, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke, Head Judge Shirley Ballas, and the voting audience! But who will lift the coveted Strictly Come Dancing Christmas trophy?

Larry Lamb is the fourth celebrity confirmed for the Christmas special, produced by BBC Studios. Larry will be paired with Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Nadiya Bychkova.

Larry Lamb is a stage and screen actor. He has starred in numerous TV series, playing iconic roles such as Mick Shipman in the BBC’s multi-award winning comedy series Gavin & Stacey and Archie Mitchell in BBC One’s flagship soap EastEnders. A keen traveller, Larry presents Channel 5 docu-series Britain by Bike, which sees him and his son George cycling across Britain, and he also regularly works with BBC One’s The One Show, presenting their history and heritage films.

Larry says: “Christmas has come early! I can’t wait to get on the dance floor and learn a brand new skill ready for all those festive parties. I am excited yet incredibly nervous but I know Nadiya will look after me, and I look forward to adding a bit of extra sparkle to Christmas day.”

The news was revealed this evening on The One Show.

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Christmas Day