• Corinne Tuddenham-Finn

Strictly Come Dancing announces fourth special and confirms Christmas countdown show



The BBC One series will air a fourth special looking back at the best of the finals, reliving the nights where champions were made and dreams were realised.

Strictly: The Best Of The Final celebrates the finalists, the emotion and the incredible routines that have graced the Strictly final. 

The show will also pay tribute to 2014 champion Caroline Flack.


As previously announced, Strictly: The Best Of… series will also include the nations favourite moments from themed weeks - Movies, Musicals and Blackpool.  Hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, each special will see the fab four judges, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli, as well all the Strictly professional dancers and special guests reminisce about the iconic dances, the high-octane group numbers and the standout moments. 

And that’s not all! Bringing some Strictly sparkle to BBC One this Christmas will be Strictly: The Christmas Countdown where they reveal the 25 most memorable dances of all time voted for by the viewers. From the perfect 40’s, the trophy-winning routines, dances that have made us laugh, and perhaps some that are remembered for other reasons - this show will have it all. 


Presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, join the judges and professional dancers as they count down to see which will be voted the most memorable Strictly dance of all time.



1: STRICTLY THE BEST OF MOVIES

Strictly the Best of Movies looks back at the incredible moments when Strictly went to Hollywood for the night.

Tess and Claudia are joined by the judges, the professional dancers and some special celebrity guests, as they reminisce about the iconic, the weird and the wonderful memories from Movie weeks across the years.

Relive the jaw-dropping routines, crazy costumes, and amazing group dances of this much loved theme week.

2: STRICTLY THE BEST OF BLACKPOOL

Get ready for Strictly the Best of Blackpool! Every year the Strictly ballroom moves to home of ballroom for one very special night, and now we look back at the best Blackpool moments in history.

Blackpool is an iconic week in the Strictly calendar, so Tess, Claudia, the judges and the pros experience again the supersized dances, the high-octane group numbers, and all the stand-out moments from Blackpool down the years. 

3: STRICTLY THE BEST OF MUSICALS

Strictly the Best of Musicals celebrates the unforgettable highlights from the glitziest themed night of them all.

Tess and Claudia and the whole cast are once again joined by some special guests to remember the captivating routines, the explosive pro numbers and the standout moments of the sparkliest show in town.

And this week the pros bring us an incredible NEW Musicals group dance – all filmed from their homes in lockdown – so enjoy a unique bit of Strictly magic.

4: STRICTLY THE BEST OF THE FINAL

Strictly the Best of the Final relives the nights where champions were made, and dreams were realised.

We celebrate the finalists, the emotion and the incredible routines that have graced the Strictly final. Tess and Claudia, along with the judges, pros and some well-loved finalists delight in reminiscing on the biggest night in the Strictly ballroom.  The show will also pay tribute to 2014 champion Caroline Flack.


Transmission details for the specials will be announced in due course.

Image: Courtesy of BBC

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