Strictly Come Dancing has begun announcing the celebrities who will star in this year's Christmas special.
Anne-Marie and Moira Stuart became the latest contestants announced on Strictly: It Takes Two on Thursday night.
Popstar Anne-Marie will be partnered with Graziano Di Prima and spoke about her excitement at taking part.
She said: “I’m excited to take part in the Strictly Christmas special. I love the show, and who would turn down a dance with Graziano?!”
Moira Stuart, a veteran newsreader and presenter, will dance with Aljaz Skorjanec at Christmas.
She said: “I’m really looking forward to the Strictly Christmas special. I've loved dancing for as long as I can remember. In fact it even helped me try to keep warm in my early coldwater flat..."
Earlier in the week, former Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc was announced for the festive show.
She is known for her on-screen partnership with Sue Perkins, but when she takes to the Strictly ballroom she will be paired with pro dancer Neil Jones.
Giedroyc, who also hosts Children In Need, said: "I don’t think I’ve been this excited about Christmas since I got my first guinea-pig from Santa in 1978."
Giedroyc, Sirieix and Blades will dance in the one-off Christmas Day contest with three other yet-to-be-announced celebrities to see who will be crowned Christmas champion 2021.
Gino, Gordon and Fred star Sirieix has been paired with pro dancer Dianne Buswell and said: "I absolutely love Christmas so I’m delighted to be taking part in the Strictly Christmas special and to be partnered with the magnificent Dianne.
"I hope my dance moves bring some Christmas joy to everybody watching at home and don’t make the judges say 'Bah, Humbug!'"
Meanwhile, furniture restorer and presenter Blades will dance with Luba Mushtuk and said: "I’m super excited, times two! One, because I’m going to learn a new dance apart from the ‘Dad’ dance, and two because I’m going to be on Strictly!
"It’s a show that I’ve always admired, and I can’t wait to see how I perform!"
Both celebrities were announced for the Christmas episode during Monday's Strictly: It Takes Two, with further names expected to be revealed throughout the week.
The six couples competing will dance festive-themed routines for judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood and Anton Du Beke.
Unlike the main series, the show will be prerecorded rather than live, meaning that votes come from the studio audience rather than viewers at home.
Strictly's Christmas special can be a predictor of who might take part in the main show in years to come, so look out for any particularly talented celebrities who might just pop up in the 2022 series.
At the weekend, Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden became the latest couple to be voted out of the 2021 series, with Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice the current bookies' favourites to win.
Strictly's Christmas special airs on BBC One on Christmas Day
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