Kara Tointon, Rachel Stevens, JLS' JB Gill For 'Strictly Come Dancing' Christmas Special

They'll join footballer Fabrice Muamba

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The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special this year will be reverting back to its old format of inviting back past favourites.

But, in a twist, two newbies will also be entered into the fold.

As reported earlier today, heroic footballer Fabrice Muamba will be taking to the floor, along with JLS singer Jonathan 'JB' Gill.

From past series, 2008 runner-up Rachel Stevens is set to make her third festive appearance, along with last year's silver medallist Chelsee Healey, 2010 winner Kara Tointon, and first ever winner Natasha Kaplinsky.

Former winner Chris Hollins will also be back, along with Colin Jackson.

Finally, Kelly Brook - who sadly had to pull out of her stint on the show when her father passed away - completes the bill.

This year's Strictly Come Dancing will draw to a close the week before the Christmas special airs. Louis Smith is currently the bookies' favourite to lift the glitterball trophy, ahead of Denise Van Outen, Kimberley Walsh, Dani Harmer and Lisa Riley.

PHOTOS: The current run of Strictly Come Dancing

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Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh has dancer Pasha Kovalev on his knees Photo: WENN