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Rosie Ramsey is Strictly’s first Christmas Special reveal

Rosie Ramsey, courtesy BBC

Rosie Ramsey is the first confirmed contestant for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.

The Christmas special will place six brand new celebrity contestants on the the Blackpool Tower Ballroom floor in a bid to be crowned Christmas Champion 2022.

Each of the six couples will perform a Christmas inspired routine with the hope of impressing the judges, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke, Head Judge Shirley Ballas, and the voting audience. But who will lift the coveted Strictly Come Dancing Christmas trophy?

Ramsey will be paired with Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer, Neil Jones. The Geordie podcaster, TV host and author co-hosts the critically acclaimed podcast Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed with husband Chris Ramsey. She is also a co-host of The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show which will return for a second series next year on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer. Known for her hilariously real, brutally honest depiction of her everyday life, she has amassed an army of followers on social media.

Ramsey said: “I am thrilled to be dancing in this year’s Strictly Christmas special! After watching my husband Chris compete a few years ago, I’ve been desperate to get on that dance floor myself! I also absolutely LOVE Christmas, and my partner Neil is lovely, so this is just perfect.  Best. Christmas. Ever!”

The big reveal came this morning on BBC One’s Morning Live.

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