Strictly Christmas special stars unite for behind-the-scenes filming snap

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Strictly Xmas stars unite for filming photoGuy Levy - BBC

The cast of this year's Strictly Come Dancing festive special have been getting on wonderfully.

Consisting of Waterloo Road actress Tillie Amartey, rugby player Danny Cipriani, Sugababes singer Keisha Buchanan, EastEnders' Jamie Borthwick, BBC Breakfast's Sally Nugent and TV presenter Dan Snow, the six contestants were captured in a behind-the-scenes snap for Cipriani's Instagram yesterday (December 5).

He wrote a glowing caption, with Strictly pros Neil Jones, Jowita Przystal, Gorka Márquez, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima and Nancy Xu seen posing alongside them.

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"As I'm tagging the names I'm smiling away looking at how everyone is also smiling away in the photo!!" read the caption.

"All wonderful humans in this photo, as well as the crew behind the scenes, who to a person is delightful, special thanks to @jowitaprzystal for always making it fun... Strictly eve."

Around the time his involvement was announced, the sportsman admitted: "I've always enjoyed the concept of Strictly - it wasn't something I ever thought I'd do.

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"After addressing my own ideas and beliefs, I am very much looking forward to expressing myself through dance with no limitations. Strictly brings joy to everyone's living rooms, being a part of that for Christmas Day will be special."

Cipriani will be partnered with Przystal on the night.

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Christmas Day. Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturdays and Sundays on BBC One, while spin-off Strictly: It Takes Two airs on weeknights on BBC Two. Both shows are available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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