News | Entertainment
1 Dec 2021 17:14
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Mel Giedroyc is the third celebrity to be confirmed for the 'Strictly Come Dancing' Christmas special

    The 53-year-old TV presenter will take to the ballroom stage with pro dancer Neil Jones for the festive edition of the BBC favourite


    She said: "I don’t think I’ve been this excited about Christmas since I got my first guinea-pig from Santa in 1978!"

    Speaking on 'Strictly' spin-off show 'It Takes Two', Mel's dancing partner Neil added: "It's the greatest thing. I never realised how good it is to dance with someone who is obsessed. She knows more about the show than I do!"

    However, Mel quipped back: "That doesn't mean I know the moves, Neil, I just know who won each year! But what I don't have in skill, I will try to make up for in enthusiasm."

    Mel - who is best known for presenting 'The Great British Bake Off' alongside Sue Perkins until 2015 - will join the previously announced 'Repair Shop' star Jay Blades, who will be paired with Luba Mushtuk as well as 'First Dates' alum Fred Sirieix who will join pro dancer Dianne Buswell.

    Taking part in the show is sure to be a festive treat for the telly star, who has previously hosted the 'Strictly Come Dancing' Live Tour as well as 'Children in Need' and 'Let It Shine', all for the BBC.

    Each of the six couples will perform a Christmas inspired routine with the hope of impressing the judges, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke, Head Judge Shirley Ballas, and the voting audience, all in a bid to win the coveted Christmas trophy.

    Meanwhile, the regular edition of 'Strictly Come Dancing' continues to air a on Saturdays on BBC1 -and last week saw McFly star Tom Fletcher and pro dancer Amy Dowden eliminated from the competition.

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     01 Dec: Madonna has “completed the trilogy” of tattoos after getting the Hebrew word for “kissed” on her wrist
     01 Dec: Sir Rod Stewart has claimed Sir Elton doesn't return his calls
     01 Dec: Danielle Lloyd has named her daughter Autumn Rose
     01 Dec: Gigi Hadid has been left “heartbroken” over Virgil Abloh's death
     01 Dec: Brandi Glanville has undergone a snow peel to help ease the burns on her face
     01 Dec: Jillian Michaels has got engaged
     01 Dec: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban and members of almost every current Broadway company honoured Stephen Sondheim with a special performance in New York's Times Square on Sunday (28.11.21)
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    New Zealand Rugby is welcoming World Rugby's new law changes to the community game More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    High inflation could stick around for years More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Madonna has “completed the trilogy” of tattoos after getting the Hebrew word for “kissed” on her wrist 17:05

    Motoring:
    Chris Pither is feeling for fellow New Zealand drivers Greg Murphy and Richie Stanaway after the duo were forced to withdraw from this weekend's Bathurst 1000 16:53

    Entertainment:
    Sir Rod Stewart has claimed Sir Elton doesn't return his calls 16:35

    Rugby:
    New Zealand Rugby is welcoming World Rugby's new law changes to the community game 16:14

    Entertainment:
    Danielle Lloyd has named her daughter Autumn Rose 16:05

    Law and Order:
    Alice Sebold's book Lucky shot her to stardom, while the man at the centre of it sat in prison. Now his conviction has been overturned 16:03

    Entertainment:
    Gigi Hadid has been left “heartbroken” over Virgil Abloh's death 15:35

    Entertainment:
    Brandi Glanville has undergone a snow peel to help ease the burns on her face 15:05

    Health & Safety:
    A Dunedin man's death is being investigated to see whether it's connected to the Covid-19 vaccine 14:53

    Entertainment:
    Jillian Michaels has got engaged 14:35


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd