Abbey Clancy says she's 'desperate' to continue Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals

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Abbey Clancy has been bitten by the dancing bug after starting rehearsals for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special. The 29-year-old, who won the show in 2013, told fans she couldn't wait to train more with her dance partner Brendan Cole on Tuesday.

"I've got the @bbcstrictly bug back badly!! Desperate to get back in the rehearsal room with u @BrendanCole," Abbey tweeted.

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Abbey said she was "desperate" to continue Strictly rehearsals

The mum-of-two has been brushing up on her dancing skills after being announced as one of six former contestants who will be competing in the annual Strictly Christmas special, due to air on BBC One on Christmas Day.

Abbey, who was previously partnered with professional dancer Aljaz Skorjanec, is clearly enjoying her return to the show judging by her social media posts. The model tweeted to say she was "buzzing" after a full day of rehearsals on Monday.

"I'm absolutely buzzing I forgot how fantastic it feels to learn to dance thank you @BrendanCole and @bbcstrictly xx" Abbey wrote on Twitter.

The feeling appears to be mutual, with Brendan also tweeting to say how impressed he was with Abbey's dancing abilities. "Yes, an epic day with @OfficialClancy training for @bbcstrictly. The girl can dance. Who knew @AljazSkorjanec had it so easy 2 years ago."

Abbey will be hoping to recreate her Strictly success from 2013 to lift the Silver Star trophy in this year's Christmas special. However she faces tough competition from previous winners Tom Chambers and Harry Judd, plus Cassidy Little - winner of The People's Strictly for Comic Relief.

Former contestants Lisa Snowdon and Allison Hammond will complete the line-up for the festive showdown.

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Abbey won Strictly Come Dancing in 2013

All six contestants have already started rehearsals for the Christmas show, with routines set to be themed around family favourites including Alice in Wonderland, Jack Frost and Scrooge. They will be competing for the approval of the audience and Judges Len Goodman, Bruce Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood in a bid to be crowned Christmas champions and lift the Silver Star trophy.

Sir Bruce Forsyth will return to host the annual Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special alongside Tess Daly, featuring a special performance from Dame Shirley Bassey.

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