Aliona will once again be taking part in this year’s Children In Need due to air on Friday 14th November.
This year, BBC Children in Need puts the children into Strictly as Strictly Come Dancing hosts a special performance featuring the return of Sir Bruce Forsyth, alongside Tess Daly as hosts.
Four talented young ballroom champions will be taking to the Strictly dance floor in teams alongside professional dancers, in a Strictly first, dancing head-to-head in a bid to win the Pudsey glitterball trophy.
Deck the halls with glitter balls! Father Christmas has been reading your letters and under the Strictly Christmas tree you will find six of your most loved former contestants.
This year the ladies tripping the light fantastic are: Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Actress Lisa Riley and S Club 7’s Rachel Stevens. The gentlemen set to do battle of the ballroom alongside them are: Olympic Gymnast Louis Smith, TV presenter Chris Hollins and Astrologer Russell Grant.
This year’s Christmas show will have a special pantomime theme, with all of our Christmas stars taking on iconic roles from some of the UK’s favourite pantos. Professional dancers Aljaž Skorjanec, Robin Windsor and Tristan MacManus will partner the female celebrities, and Aliona Vilani, Iveta Lukosiute and Joanne Clifton will partner the male celebrities.
The pairings are as follows:
Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Aljaž Skorjanec
Lisa Riley and Robin Windsor
Rachel Stevens and Tristan MacManus
Louis Smith and Aliona Vilani
Chris Hollins and Iveta Lukosiute
Russell Grant and Joanne Clifton
All six couples will perform a yuletide routine in a bid to be crowned 2014 Christmas champions and lift the famous silver star trophy.