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Mel Giedroyc is confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special 2021

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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 2021.

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?

Mel Giedroyc is the third celebrity contestant confirmed for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special, produced by BBC Studios. Mel will be paired with Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer, Neil Jones.

Mel is an actress, comedian, writer, television and radio presenter. She has presented BBC’s Children in Need, Let It Shine and Eurovision – You Decide. Along with her comedy partner Sue Perkins, she co-hosted seven series of The Great British Bake Off and together they starred in the Sky series Hitmen.

Mel Giedroyc said: “I don’t think I’ve been this excited about Christmas since I got my first guinea-pig from Santa in 1978.”

The news was revealed this evening (Tuesday 23 November) on Strictly: It Takes Two on BBC Two.

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special will air on BBC One on Christmas Day.

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