CBeebies presenter George Webster is the sixth and final contestant to be revealed for the Strict Come Dancing Christmas special.
He, 22, will join professional dancer Amy Dowden as he takes to the dance floor in the festive version of the BBC One show.
Webster made history as the first host on CBeebies with Down Syndrome last year and recently won a Bafta Award for her role as a host.
Born in Leeds, he is also a stage and screen actor and featured in the 2022 film The Railway Children Return.
His upcoming acting credits also include the children’s TV show Something Special, the medical drama Casualty, and the war series World on Fire.
After the news was revealed Friday night on Serious’s hit show It Takes Two, Webster said: “I love Serious and have watched it every year.
“I’ve always dreamed of being on the show a year and I’m so excited to be on the Christmas Special this year!
“It’s been an honor to work with Amy, we get along so well, she’s so lovely and a great dancer.
“I look forward to being ‘Strictlyfied’. Bring in the sparkle and everything else. I can’t wait to perform on the Serious dance floor.”
Webster completes a festive lineup that includes Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts and professional dancer Giovanni Pernice; actor Larry Lamb with professional dancer Nadiya Bychkova; soap actress Alexandra Mardell with Kai Widdrington; DJ Rickie Haywood-Williams with Luba Mushtuk; and podcaster Rosie Ramsey, who will collaborate with Neil Jones.
Roberts, who is best known as one-fifth of the popular girl band Girls Aloud, was revealed earlier on Friday during Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show.
Discussing her impending appearance in the dance competition, she said: “It’s been an honor to be on Serious, but being invited to the prestigious Christmas Day episode is really something very special. .
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“They promised me extra sparkle, sparkle and frosting, all wrapped together with a big bow on top. What more could a girl wish for for Christmas?!”
The show will see six couples perform carnival-inspired routines for the Christmas 2022 crown.
Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and Shirley Ballas will return for the special.
– The Serious Dance Christmas Special will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Christmas Day.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/tv-presenter-george-webster-completes-strictlys-christmas-special-line-up-42191997.html TV presenter George Webster completes Serious’s Christmas special lineup