IF you’ve got the blues now that Strictly’s over – we’ve got some good news for you.
Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, Strictly will be returning with a Christmas special TODAY (December 25) – albeit not in the same format we’re used to.
The special will reflect on the show’s best-ever dancesCredit: BBC Pictures
When is the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas countdown on BBC One?
Strictly: The Christmas Countdown will air on TODAY, Christmas Day (December 25) – the perfect post-Christmas dinner viewing!
It will show at 4.45pm on BBC One.
For those enjoying the festivities too much to watch live, the episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer after it has aired.
Tess Daley and Claudia Winkleman will front the festive edition of Strictly Come DancingCredit: BBC
Who will be appearing on the Strictly Christmas countdown?
Everyone involved will be socially-distances and Covid-secure.
As per tradition, professional dancers will all be returning as well as celebrity guests – but they won’t be performing any live dance numbers.
The four judges will appear to critique the past performancesCredit: Rex Features
How will the show work?
The show will be different to the Strictly Christmas specials that we know and love, thanks to Covid restrictions.
In past years, former contestants would return to perform in Christmassy dances, but the logistics of organising that this year have made it impossible for producers.
Instead, Tess and Claudia will reminisce on some of Strictly’s best performances along with the judges.
The BBC billed the show: “From the perfect 40s, the trophy-winning routines and dances that have made us laugh – this show will have it all.”
Like a Christmas miracle, Strictly’s professional dancers will be back to perform a festive dance.
It was pre-recorded along with the other dances they did for the past series after isolating together for two weeks.
The Insidexpress is now on Telegram and Google News. Join us on Telegram and Google News, and stay updated.