Strictly Come Dancing’s quirky all-star Christmas special line-up revealed

Get ready for seconds on Christmas Day… as Ann Widdecombe returns to the floor with Anton Du Beke in the Strictly Come Dancing special.

The former Tory MP’s routines may have been turkeys but she won over viewers – and joins past contestants Anita Rani, Caroline Flack, Aston Merrygold, Michael Vaughan and Jake Wood in the festive telly extravaganza.

Ann, 71, said: “I am looking forward to returning to Strictly, where I shall again be pushed, pulled, cajoled and coaxed around in all manner of ways by my poor partner.

"Who knows, they might even fire me out of a cannon.”

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Caroline Flack

Strictly Come Dancing's quirky all-star Christmas special line-up revealed

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The TV presenter strutted her stuff in the 12th series in 2014, lifting the glitterball trophy with professional partner Pasha Kovalev.

This time, she will be dancing with Gorka Marquez.

Jake Wood

Strictly Come Dancing's quirky all-star Christmas special line-up revealed

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Jake danced with Janette Manrara in the 2014 series, finishing in fifth place – just losing out on a spot in the final.

This time, the EastEnder is dancing with Luba Mushtuk.

Ann Widdecombe

Strictly Come Dancing's quirky all-star Christmas special line-up revealed

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Took part in the eighth series in 2010 with Anton Du Beke, who she again partners in the Christmas special.

She survived Blackpool and was the ninth contestant to leave.

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Aston Merrygold

Strictly Come Dancing's quirky all-star Christmas special line-up revealed

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Aston is reunited with Janette Manrara for the Christmas special, a year after sparking Strictly’s biggest shocker by going out in seventh place after being tipped for the final.

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Anita Rani

Strictly Come Dancing's quirky all-star Christmas special line-up revealed

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Anita came fifth in the 13th series, three years ago, as she danced with Russian pro Gleb Savchenko.

On Christmas Day, she does her fairytale dance with Neil Jones.

Michael Vaughan

Strictly Come Dancing's quirky all-star Christmas special line-up revealed

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The cricketer was the eighth to be voted out in the 10th series in 2012, dancing with Natalie Lowe, who has now left the series.

He dances with Nadiya Bychkova in the special.

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