Austin Healey to return to Strictly for Christmas special

Austin Healey will appear on the Strictly Christmas special

Former rugby star Austin Healey is to return to Strictly Come Dancing for this year's Christmas special.

He will appear alongside contestants in from this year's series as well as some other special guests.

The former England player took part in the 2008 series of the dancing competition, coming in fourth with dance partner Erin Boag.

Healey told the Leicester Mercury he is looking forward to the show, which will be broadcast on Christmas Day.

"It should be a really good show," he said. "I like all the dances, but I am really looking forward to the paso doble again.

"Erin and I will be dancing to the best song of all time – but I can't say what it is, people will just have to watch the show."

Austin will also be joining the Strictly Come Dancing live tour, along with other stars of the show, which starts at Manchester's MEN Arena on January 15th.

Posted by Daniel Owens