Ann Widdecombe with Anton Du Beke

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Widdecombe was partnered with Anton Du Beke in 2010

Former politician Ann Widdecombe is returning to Strictly Come Dancing as a part of this 12 months’s Christmas line-up.

The ex-Conservative MP can be joined by Anita Rani, singer Aston Merrygold, Jake Wooden and former cricketer Michael Vaughan within the Christmas Day particular.

TV presenter Caroline Flack, winner of the 2014 collection, completes this 12 months’s six-strong celeb line-up.

Widdecombe, 71, turned a agency favorite with viewers, if not the judges, when she competed on Strictly in 2010.

She mentioned she was “very a lot trying ahead to returning” and was anticipating to “as soon as once more be pushed, pulled, cajoled and coaxed across the dancefloor in all method of the way”.

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Flack, pictured with Pasha Kovalev, is the one former winner participating

Hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, this 12 months’s pre-recorded festive extravaganza could have a fairytale theme.

In keeping with the BBC, “every of the six {couples} will carry out a Christmas-inspired routine in a bid to be topped Christmas champions 2018.”

Flack mentioned: “How might I say no to performing one final time on this 12 months’s Christmas particular? It will be one of the best current I might think about”.

Final 12 months’s version noticed TV presenter Katie Derham and her dance associate Brendan Cole obtain the silver star trophy.

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