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Deck the halls with glitterballs… the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special returns on December 25 to light up a magical Christmas Day, as six celebrities take part in a festive edition of the nation’s much-loved show. Here’s a sneak picture preview of the programme.

SPOTY 2014 winner Lewis Hamilton [Picture: BBC / Keiron McCarron]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton overtook favourite Rory McIlroy to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014.

Datchworth look to offload in their match against Grasshoppers. Photo: Kevin Lines

Datchworth 6 Grasshoppers 13

Lewis Hamilton at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Golfer Rory McIlroy is in pole position to win the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, with Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton currently second in the betting stakes.

Lewis Hamilton after winning the 2014 F1 World Drivers' Championship in Abu Dhabi [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Fast-finishing Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is closing the gap on favourite Rory McIlroy in the betting stakes ahead of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014 on Sunday night.

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