George Webster is the final contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2022
George, who recently won a Bafta, is a CBeebies presenter, actor and public speaker
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Strictly Come Dancing returns to the Ballroom for an all-star Christmas special as six brand new celebrity contestants take to the floor in a bid to be crowned Christmas Champion 2022.
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. But who will lift the coveted Strictly Come Dancing Christmas trophy?
George Webster is the sixth and final celebrity confirmed for the Christmas special, produced by BBC Studios. George will be paired with Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer, Amy Dowden.
Hailing from Leeds, 22 year old George, who recently won a BAFTA, made history when he became the first presenter on CBeebies with Down's Syndrome. He is also an actor on stage and screen, appearing in productions in France and the UK, as well as in a cameo role in The Railway Children Return, a sequel to the classic story. He will soon be seen in Something Special, Casualty and World on Fire. George was included in the top 20 in the Radio Times 100 list for creating change in entertainment; and is in the Shaw Trust disability 100 power list. He is a public speaker, park runner and ambassador for the disability charity Mencap and also Yorkshire Dance.
George Webster says: "I love Strictly and have watched it every year. I’ve always dreamed of being on the show one year and I’m so excited to be on this year’s Christmas Special! To be partnered with Amy is such an honour, we get on so well, she’s so lovely and an amazing dancer. I’m looking forward to being "Strictlyfied". Bring on the glitter and everything else. I can’t wait to perform on the Strictly dancefloor."
The news was revealed this evening on Strictly: It Takes Two on BBC Two.
Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer Christmas Day
Source BBC One
December 5, 2022 4:00am ET by BBC One