It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas ...

It's that time of year again, and the BBC have announced the line-up for this years Christmas Special of Strictly Come Dancing. In the same format as last year, five new celebrities will take to the floor in a one-off special competition, to see who can be crowned the Strictly Christmas Champion 2011.

In addition to professionals from the current series, Strictly favourite, Ian Waite will also return to the dance floor, after having been a regular on It Takes Two this year with his mid week review of training in "Waite's Wednesday Warm Up" - my favourite segment of the ITT week!

The couples taking part are: