BBC Strictly suffers ANOTHER 'leak' as Christmas Special results emerge online WEEKS before festive edition

Danny Cipriani, Keisha Buchanan and Sally Nugent

Danny Cipriani, Keisha Buchanan and Sally Nugent are taking part in the Strictly Xmas special

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 06/12/2023

- 13:09

Six famous faces are hitting the dance floor for a festive special

The BBC's Strictly Come Dancing has fallen victim to yet another leak but this time it surrounds the upcoming Christmas special.

The one-off edition is set to air on Christmas Day as part of the Beeb's festive schedule but has been recorded weeks in advance.

Strictly has already witnessed the results of its weekly elimination emerge online before each Sunday show so far this year.

Taking to the dance floor for the festive edition are Danny Cipriani, Keisha Buchanan, Tillie Amartey, Dan Snow, Jamie Borthwick and Sally Nugent.

18-year-old Amartey has been paired up with pro dancer Neil Jones - who was snubbed from landing a celebrity partner during this year's main series.

Rugby player Cipriani has teamed up with Jowita Przystał who left the 2023 series with Jody Cundy.

Dan Snow

Historian Dan Snow is part of the festive line-up


Elsewhere, Sugababes singer Buchanan is dancing with Gorka Marquez while historian Snow will hit the dance floor with Nadiya Bychkova - another pro whose snub from the main series line-up sparked controversy.

EastEnders star Borthwick is teaming up with this year's first eliminated dancer Nancy Xu, and Nugent has been practicing with Graziano di Prima.

GB News won't be revealing the identity of the winning contestant but it's safe to say it's sparked division among the fandom.

After seeing the results emerge on X, formerly Twitter, one fan slammed the mole: "Seriously, can you not leave it for a few days."

Tillie Amartey

Tillie Amartey has been paired up with Neil Jones


Others shared their thoughts on the result itself, including a second who weighed in: "Actually surprised about that..."

"What a lovely Christmas pressie result!!!" a third celebrated while a fourth said: "Personally I like the spoilers, it makes me decide whether to watch or not."

Strictly fans will undoubtedly be looking forward to seeing the Christmas special on December 25 but the Beeb's full schedule for the day hasn't gone down well with some licence fee payers.

After the BBC unveiled its full line-up for Christmas Day evening, several members of the public slammed the fact it included much of the same from previous years.

Jamie Borthwick

Jamie Borthwick is swapping Albert Square for the dance floor


A number also fumed over the fact that sitcom Mrs Brown's Boys retained its spot in the schedule for yet another festive episode.

Meanwhile, back in the Strictly world, just four celebrities remain in the competition ahead of Saturday's semi-finals.

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Ellie Leach, Layton Williams, Annabel Croft and Bobby Brazier will all be doing their best in the hopes of bagging a finale spot.

It's Leach who's currently the frontrunner to lift the Glitterball Trophy - despite controversially missing out on the first perfect score of 40 to Williams - and fans will undoubtedly be hoping the results of the semi-final don't emerge online before Sunday's results show this time around.

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