Rochelle Humes and Rufus Hound for Strictly Christmas special

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 November 2013
Rochelle Humes

Rochelle Humes

Rochelle Humes, Rufus Hound, Sara Cox and Elaine Page are among the stars who will compete on this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing' Christmas special

Rochelle Humes and Rufus Hound are to compete on the 'Strictly Come Dancing' Christmas special.

The Saturdays singer and the comic will take to the dance floor for the one-off show alongside a host of other famous faces, including Matt Goss and Sara Cox.

'EastEnders' actor Ricky Norwood and West End star and BBC Radio 2 presenter Elaine Page complete the festive line-up, it was revealed on 'Strictly - It Takes Two' last night (25.11.13)

Rochelle is partnered with professional Ian Waite and can't wait for the show.

She tweeted: "Excited to be performing on @bbcstrictly Christmas special with @ianwaite on Christmas Day. Better get my dancing shoes on (sic)"

Rufus has been partnered with Flavia Cacace and joked he will be the one taking the lead on the dancefloor.

He tweeted: "So, yes. Doing Strictly Xmas Special. They asked me if I wanted to learn to tango with Flavia Cacace. So, like I said, I'm doing it.

"I now realise she's on Twitter! @FlaviaCacace You should follow her. I have to lead her. #dancejoke (sic)"

Sara will perform with Robin Windsor, and Elaine will take to the floor with Pasha Kovalev.

Aliona Vilani is Matt's dance partner, while Ricky will be working with Janette Manrara.

The show - hosted as always by Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly - will feature an opening sequence filmed at LaplandUK and all six couples will perform a special festive routine in a bid to lift the silver star trophy and be crowned Christmas champions

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