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Frankie Bridge to take part in Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special

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Frankie Bridge to take part in Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special

Frankie Bridge, Pamela Stephenson and Ainsley Harriott will star in this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing' Christmas special.

The Saturdays singer - who came second in the competition in 2014 - will join the clinical psychologist and well-loved TV chef, who took part in the show in 2010 and 2015 respectively, for the forthcoming one-off episode over the festive period.

Details on the glitzy feel-good special are being kept under wraps for the time being but it's believed it will be based on old Christmas movies, according to the Daily Star newspaper.

Some of the contestants from the current series of the show are also expected to take part in the popular one-off episode alongside their professional dance partners.

And it's not just old stars being lined up for the programme, as experienced dancer Kristina Rihanoff - who quit last year in order to have her daughter Mila, now three months - has admitted she'd be open to taking part in the annual episode.

She said recently: "I've been watching it ['Strictly Come Dancing'] and it's a little weird to be on the other side. I wouldn't have wanted to go back. Not because I didn't love the show, but 'Strictly' has such an intense schedule.

"Having a family makes our priorities shift so much. I don't want to miss Mila growing up. But never say never. I would maybe go back for the Christmas special."

Meanwhile, the current series has only been on screens three weeks but it's already been filled with drama, injuries and feuds.

Melvin Odoom and Tameka Empson have been eliminated by the judges, Anastacia has ripped the muscle in her chest and now has to take it easy, while Will Young announced earlier this week that he had quit the show due to "personal reasons".