Two Welwyn Hatfield celebs feature in Strictly Come Dancing Christmas countdown

Jake Wood and Janette Manrara's Salsa on Strictly in 2014. Picture: BBC / Kieron McCarron

Jake Wood and Janette Manrara's Salsa on Strictly in 2014. Picture: BBC / Kieron McCarron - Credit: BBC

Two Welwyn Hatfield celebrities are set to feature in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing Christmas edition.

Strictly Come Dancing 2020 Christmas Countdown show logo. Picture: BBC

Strictly Come Dancing 2020 Christmas Countdown show logo. Picture: BBC - Credit: BBC

EastEnders favourite Jake Wood and Welwyn Garden City singer and Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon will both appear in the Christmas Day show.

While the traditional celebrity special hasn’t been recorded this year. BBC One will show a Christmas countdown of Strictly’s 25 most memorable dances, as voted for by the public.

Hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are joined by judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel Horwood, pros and some very special celebrity guests to look back on iconic moments from the programme, including perfect 40s, crowd-pleasing favourites, and trophy-winning performances.

Among the dances in the show are 2007 Strictly champion Alesha’s Cha Cha with professional partner Matthew Cutler.

Alesha Dixon and Matthew Cutler's Cha Cha from 2007. Picture: BBC

Alesha Dixon and Matthew Cutler's Cha Cha from 2007. Picture: BBC - Credit: BBC

Jake ‘Snake Hips’ Wood’s salsa with Janette Manrara to Mambo No5 also features in the list.

The show is also due to include dances from 2019 champion Kelvin Fletcher, Chris Hollins, Tom Chambers, Mark Ramprakash, Ore Oduba, Caroline Flack, Jill Halfpenny, Danny Mac, Jay McGuiness, Louis Smith, Ann Widdecombe, Ed Balls and Aston Merrygold.

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The 75-minute Strictly Come Dancing: The Christmas Countdown can be seen on Christmas Day at 4.45pm.

Strictly Come Dancing's 2020 Christmas Special on December 25 features Alesha Dixon and Matthew Cutl

Strictly Come Dancing's 2020 Christmas Special on December 25 features Alesha Dixon and Matthew Cutler's Cha Cha from 2007. Picture: BBC - Credit: BBC

The Strictly Come Dancing 2020 Christmas Countdown show features Jake Wood and Janette Manrara's Sal

The Strictly Come Dancing 2020 Christmas Countdown show features Jake Wood and Janette Manrara's Salsa from 2014. Picture: BBC / Kieron McCarron - Credit: BBC

Strictly Come Dancing 2020 hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly. Picture: BBC/iStock/David Oldham

Strictly Come Dancing 2020 hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly. Picture: BBC/iStock/David Oldham - Credit: BBC

Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani's Jive from 2015. Picture: BBC / Guy Levy

Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani's Jive from 2015. Picture: BBC / Guy Levy - Credit: BBC/Guy Levy

Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice's Salsa from Strictly 2017. Picture: BBC/ Guy Levy

Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice's Salsa from Strictly 2017. Picture: BBC/ Guy Levy - Credit: BBC

Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev's Charleston from 2014. Picture: BBC / Guy Levy

Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev's Charleston from 2014. Picture: BBC / Guy Levy - Credit: BBC/Guy Levy

Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennett's Jive from 2004. Picture: BBC / Greg King

Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennett's Jive from 2004. Picture: BBC / Greg King - Credit: BBC/Greg King

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 champion Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse's Samba. Picture: BBC / Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 champion Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse's Samba. Picture: BBC / Guy Levy - Credit: BBC

Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev's Showdance from 2014. Picture: BBC / Guy Levy

Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev's Showdance from 2014. Picture: BBC / Guy Levy - Credit: BBC/Guy Levy

Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton's American Smooth from 2016. Picture: BBC / Guy Levy

Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton's American Smooth from 2016. Picture: BBC / Guy Levy - Credit: BBC/Guy Levy

Chris Hollins and Ola Jordan's Charleston from 2009. Picture: BBC / Guy Levy

Chris Hollins and Ola Jordan's Charleston from 2009. Picture: BBC / Guy Levy - Credit: BBC/Guy Levy

Karen Hardy and Mark Ramprakash's Salsa from 2006. Picture: BBC / Todd Anthony

Karen Hardy and Mark Ramprakash's Salsa from 2006. Picture: BBC / Todd Anthony - Credit: BBC/Todd Anthony

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