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UK pop legend revealed as fifth celeb to sign up for Strictly Christmas special

A POP legend has been revealed as the fifth person to sign up for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.

Girls Aloud sanger Nicola Roberts will take the stage for the ballroom in an attempt to be crowned this year’s festive champion.

Nicola will be paired with Giovanni Pernice for this year's Christmas special

Nicola will be paired with Giovanni Pernice for this year’s Christmas specialKrediet: BBC

Nicola said: “It’s truly an honour to be part of Strictly, but to be invited on to the prestigious Christmas day episode is something very special indeed.

They’ve promised me extra glitter, sparkle and frosting all wrapped
up together with a big bow on top. What more could a girl wish for?”

Nicola is amongst six celeb contestants who will be grooving away for the BBC special, and will be paired with Giovanni Pernice.

Best known as a member of the hugely successful Girls Aloud, Nicola scored 20 consecutive top 10 singles alongside bandmates Cheryl, Kimberly Walsh, Nadine Coyle and the late Sarah Harding.

In 2020 she won the first series of The Masked Singer UK.

Yesterday it was confirmed actor Larry Lamb has signed up for the show, while Radio One DJ Rickie Haywood-Williams and podcast star Rosie Ramsey will also be battling for the glitterball trophy.

Alexandra Mardell – an actor best known for the role of Emma Brooker in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street and Kelly Horton in Verawill join them in the ballroom.