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Christmas Special

Christmas Special

Scores and Music

Scores

Charlie & Vincent (Jive) 9 + 9 + 9 + 10 = 37
Debra & Ian (American Smooth) 8 + 9 + 10 + 10 = 37
Barry & Erin (Quickstep) 8 + 9 + 10 + 9 = 36
Simon & Katya (Cha Cha Cha) 9 + 9 + 9 + 9 = 36
Su & Anton (Foxtrot) 6 + 9 + 7 + 8 = 30

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Charlie Brooks dances off with Strictly trophy

Eastenders star Charlie Brooks was last night crowned champion of Strictly Come Dancing's Christmas special. Charlie, who plays scheming Janine Butcher, won the most votes for her jive with professional partner Vincent Simone.

She beat off strong competition from Blue singer Simon Webbe who did the cha-cha-cha with Katya Virshilas and former boxing champ Barry McGuigan who quickstepped with Erin Boag.

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De-bra Stephenson is safe

Sexy Debra Stephenson will take all the precautions she can against suffering a wardrobe boob on Strictly's Christmas special.

The Impressions Show star was horrified when Chelsee Healey nearly burst out of her dress mid-dance, leaving her in tears. Debra vowed to "pack mine in tightly" when she takes to the dance floor.

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Simon Webbe follows Harry on to Strictly

Blue hunk Simon Webbe plans a boyband double.He aims to follow in the footsteps of McFly's Harry Judd when he hits the dancefloor on Christmas Day for Strictly's festive special.

And he plans to propose to girlfriend Maria Kouka, just like Harry, declared he would to partner Izzy Johnston after waltzing off with the trophy last weekend.

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SCD Christmas Special 2011 - Dances

This years' Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special will be on Christmas Day at 8.00 pm, when you can see the five celebrities performing the following dances

Barry McGuigan & Erin Boag – Quickstep

Charlie Brooks & Vincent Simone – Jive

Debra Stephenson & Ian Waite – American Smooth

Simon Webb & Katya Virshilas – Cha Cha Cha

Su Pollard & Anton Du Beke – Foxtrot
 

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Charlie Brooks does the fag-dango

Eastender Charlie Brooks looks Marlboro Light on her feet during a fag break from training for Strictly Come Dancing's Christmas special.

Dance partner Vincent Simone, also smoking, whirled Charlie around in the glamorous concrete setting. Charlie – superbitch Janine in the BBC1 soap – revealed her daughter Kiki, three, spurred her on to enter.

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Strictly announces Christmas line-up

Strictly quicksteps back to bring a sprinkling of festive sparkle to your Christmas day. Five new twinkling stars will don their sequins and dust off their dancing shoes in the hope of delivering a Christmas treat.

The five-star line-up will bring together stars of stage and screen, sport and entertainment: former world featherweight boxing champion Barry McGuigan who will be dancing with Erin Boag, Hi-De-Hi legend Su Pollard dancing with Anton Du Beke, Blue’s Simon Webbe and his professional partner Katya Virshilas, comedienne Debra Stephenson and professional dancer Ian Waite, and completing the famous five is EastEnders’ prime villainess Janine Butcher, actress Charlie Brooks, who will take to the ballroom floor with Vincent Simone.

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Strictly Christmas line up revealed

Five new celebrity faces will waltz on to the dance floor for the Strictly Come Dancing 2011 Christmas Special. Boxer Barry McGuigan will join actress Charlie Brooks, Hi-De-Hi ­legend Su Pollard, former boy band star Simon Webbe and comedienne and actress Debra Stephenson.

They will each learn a special routine to impress the judges and studio ­audience who will vote for their favourite Christmas champion.

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Lord Sugar's invite for Strictly's Christmas special

Lord Alan Sugar has hit out at Strictly Come Dancing bosses after he was invited to join their Christmas special. After receiving an invite to take part in the festive episode, Lord Sugar was so unimpressed that he decided to do something fairly drastic (and amusing).

Taking to his blog, the Apprentice star published the whole letter online for people to read for themselves. Titled ‘Can you believe those plonkers at the BBC thought that I might be up for Strictly Come Dancing?!’, the blog post includes a full letter from the celebrity producer at the BBC.

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Horwood plans touring show for Strictly pros

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood is creating a touring show for the BBC1 series’ professional dancers, which he revealed will be staged in a similar way to the musical A Chorus Line.

The choreographer and director told The Stage that his new show, due in 2012, will be ‘biographical’, with each dancer introducing themselves to the audience, as the cast members in A Chorus Line do.

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Vince Cable and June Brown dancing

Vince Cable has won praise from the Strictly Come Dancing judges for his foxtrot with partner, professional dancer Erin Boag.

The business secretary has been a keen ballroom dancer for some time - although that did not stop judge Craig Revel Horwood saying he had a "tendency to lean slightly to the right".

EastEnders star June Brown also appeared on the Christmas special, becoming the oldest celebrity to appear on the programme at the age of 83.

 

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John Barrowman wins Christmas Strictly

Doctor Who and Torchwood star John Barrowman has won this year's Christmas Strictly Come Dancing special.

The actor and singer was voted king of the ballroom for his quickstep with dance partner Kristina Rihanoff.

Barrowman said it felt "absolutely wonderful" to win, describing it as "a dream come true".

EastEnders star June Brown, presenter Fern Britton, Business Secretary Vince Cable and comedian Ronni Ancona also took part in the one-off show.

"It's about time that she won," Barrowman said of Rihanoff as they were named the victors.

"If I had time I'd love to do the entire series - that would be brilliant. I absolutely had a ball."

The judges praised the pair's quickstep, with Bruno Tonioli calling it "a real cracker with a huge, huge bang".

Head judge Len Goodman added: "You jingled my bells out there. You were cooking on gas.

"You were bubbling up like the brussels sprouts at Christmas lunchtime - a fabulous dance."

The Christmas special saw Britton dance the jive with partner Matthew Cutler and Cable attempt the foxtrot with Erin Boag.

Ancona and Anton du Beke tackled the Viennese waltz, while Brown danced the tango with Vincent Simone.

The pre-recorded show also featured a group dance by the five semi-finalists from the recently ended last series.

Rugby player Gavin Henson, EastEnders actor Scott Maslen, comedian turned psychologist Pamela Stephenson and TV presenter Matt Baker took to the stage alongside series winner Kara Tointon.

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SCD 8 - Christmas Special Leader Board

The celebrity who is after Brucie's presenting job tops the leader board for the Christmas special

John Barrowman & Kristina Rihanoff – 37
Vince Cable & Erin Boag – 36
Fern Britton & Matthew Cutler – 30

June Brown & Vincent Simone – 28
Ronni Ancona & Anton Du Beke - 28

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