EastEnders' Janine wins the Strictly Christmas special!
Charlie Brooks is full of festive cheer this year
Strictly Come Dancing's one-off seasonal special was a glittering display of dancing, festive treats and a few surprises. Five celebrities were invited to take part in this Christmas Day programme and Barry McGuigan, Debra Stephenson, Simon Webbe, Su Pollard and Charlie Brooks certainly stepped up to the challenge all dancing their best and dressed up to the nines!
Featuring a performance by Shakin' Stevens singing Merry Christmas Everyone the show also included a few old faces as the celebrities from this series made an appearance and Russell Grant even managed one last dancefloor surprise dressed up like the fairy at the top of the Christmas tree and popping out of a big figgy pudding!
The judges weren't left out of the festive fun as Craig admitted to what we've all been thinking and took to his chair dressed as the Grinch That Stole Christmas!
But it wasn't all about the fancy dress, there was some fancy footwork on the floor too as our five couples had to be judged by the audience on their one-night-only performances... former world featherweight boxing champion Barry McGuigan quickstepped with Erin Boag, comedienne Debra Stephenson and professional dancer Ian Waite performed an American smooth, Blue’s Simon Webbe and his professional partner Katya Virshilas danced a cha cha cha, Hi-De-Hi legend Su Pollard foxtrotted around the dancefloor with Anton Du Beke, and completing the famous five was EastEnders’ prime villainess Janine Butcher, actress Charlie Brooks, who danced a festive jive with Vincent Simone.
But it was Charlie and Vincent's dance that delighted the most, Bruno even called Charlie a 'sexy Santa', and they were announced as Christmas Champions! A clearly delighted Charlie admitted she had to take part if she was to keep her daughter happy... "My little girl is going to be so happy! I love you Kiki…I’ve absolutely loved it."
And Merry Christmas to you all. Keep Dancing...
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