Barry McGuigan to join Strictly Christmas special
Former World Champion boxer Barry McGuigan is lined up for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.
Strictly quicksteps back on Christmas Day with five celebs taking to he floor in a Christmas special. Amongst them will be the former boxer Barry McGuigan who already earned his stripes on reality TV on Hell's Kitchen. He will be joined by Su Pollard and EastEnders star Charlie Brooks in the festive show.
Boxer Barry, who was world featherweight champion, said: "I'm looking forward to Strictly Come Dancing, it's a challenge. I've always considered myself to have two left feet and I want to surprise myself."
Simon Webbe, from boyband Blue, and comic Debra Stephenson round off the cast of celebrities appearing in the popular BBC1 ballroom programme.
Anton Du Beke, who was paired with Nancy Dell'Olio in this year's series, will dance with actress Su Pollard in the Christmas show.
She said: "Strictly Come Dancing is strictly must-see Christmas Day television. I'm hoping to wow the judges and the viewers with my utter exuberance and prowess."
The five celebrities will be performing different dances to impress the Strictly judges and studio audience to collect the special trophy.
The other professional dancers appearing on the show are Erin Boag, Ian Waite, Katya Virshilas and Vincent Simone.