John Barrowman signs up for Strictly

'Torchwood' actor John Barrowman has signed up to star in 'Strictly Come Dancing's Christmas special

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John Barrowman

John Barrowman is to star in Strictly Come Dancing's Christmas special.

The 'Torchwood' actor has signed up to star in the BBC One show's festive episode, and says he can't wait to don some of the over-the-top outfits.

He said: "I'm ecstatic - I've watched 'Strictly' since the first series. I am looking forward to the challenge as it's so different to any of the dancing I've done in musicals. But more than anything I am so looking forward to the costumes.

"I can guarantee this - there will be sequins."

The one-off show will be recorded when the current series of 'Strictly Come Dancing' ends and is expected to air on Christmas Day (25.12.10).

Former 'This Morning' presenter Fern Britton is also set to showcase her moves on the show.

Last year's festive special was won by former 'Hollyoaks' star Ali Bastian and her dance partner Brian Fortuna, with singer Rachel Stevens and Vincent Simone taking second place.

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