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Melvin Odoom is among returning stars for Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Christmas special

The 2016 contestant is among six returning celebs.

Melvin Odoom
Credit: BBC

Strictly Come Dancing 2016’s Christmas special will feature 6 celebrities that have competed in the show before.

Melvin Odoom, who was the first to be eliminated from the 2016 series, will return along with Olympian Denise Lewis (series 2), singer Frankie Bridge (series 12), writer Pamela Stephenson (series 8), chef Ainsley Harriott (series 13) and TV presenter Gethin Jones (series 5).

The pro dancers for the Christmas special haven’t been announced yet.

Each of the couples will perform a routine as they fight to be crowned Christmas champions and life the Silver Star trophy.

Tess Daley and Claudia Winkleman will present and judges Craig Revel-Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman will be on hand to offer their critique. It will be the last time Len is part of the judging panel.

There will also be a music performance but the details are being kept tightly under wraps.

Strictly Come Dancing 2016’s Christmas special will air Christmas Day on BBC One.


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