GET ready to dance your way through Christmas with the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.
With it only being a matter of days till the show airs on Christmas day, let’s take a look at the professional dancers you can expect to see on your screen.
Who are the Strictly Christmas special professional dancers in 2021?
Garziano Di Prima
Graziano Di Prima is a 27-year-old Italian dancer and choreographer.
He joined the BBC Strictly Come Dancing in 2018, but was demoted the following year due to his height.
Di Prima has also appeared in a number of BBC Two’s Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two with Zoë Ball.
This year he will be partnered with singer Anne-Marie, dancing the Cha Cha to Feliz Navidad by Gwen Stefani.
Luba Mushtuk is a 31-year-old Russian professional dancer and choreographer.
She joined the show in 2017 and ended up winning the 2018 Children In Need special with Shane Lynch.
For this year’s Christmas Special, she is partnered with Star of The Repair Job, Jay Blades.
The pair will be Jiving to Hooky Street/Only Fools and Horses by John Sullivan/Ronnie Hazlehurst.
Dianne Claire Buswell is a 32-year-old Australian professional dancer and YouTuber.
Buswell joined the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2017.
For the sixteenth series of the show in 2018, she was partnered with YouTuber Joe Sugg, who she is now in a long term relationship with.
Despite the rumours of her leaving Strictly, Dianne will be back performing for the Christmas Special, along with Channel 4’s First Dates star Fred Sirieix.
They will be performing the quickstep to Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin’ Stevens.
Neil Jones is a 39-year-old British dancer and choreographer.
He first appeared on Strictly in 2016, however, he was not partnered with anyone, but participated in group dancing and was a standby for any female celebrity partner who was unable to perform.
Jones took part in the national Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour in 2017.
In August 2021, Jones announced that he will be appearing with professional dancer Katya Jones at Donaheys Dancing with The Stars Weekend in 2022.
For the Christmas Special, Jones is partnered with Great British Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc.
They will be dancing to the Couples Choice to Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice.
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Aljaž Škorjanec is a 31-year-old Slovenian dancer and choreographer.
He became a professional dancer for the TV series on the eleventh series in 2013.
Partnered with model Abbey Clancy, he was the fourth professional to win in his first series of the show.
You can expect to see Aljaz on your screens this December performing the Salsa to Justin Bieber’s Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, with broadcaster Moira Stuart.
Jowita Przystal is a 27-year-old Polish ballroom dancer.
Przystał joined the nineteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing as a professional.
She will perform the American Smooth to White Christmas by Otis Redding with Sports and TV presenter Adrian Chiles for the Christmas Special.
When is the Strictly Christmas Special on TV?
The Strictly Come Dancing special will be shown on BBC One on Christmas Day.
The show will air at 5.10pm.