Strictly Come Dancing will take to Buckingham Palace for its Christmas special this year, with the Duchess of Cornwall set to host a tea dance.

The stars of Strictly will join members of the community at the tea dance in the Queen's residence, with the show to air on Christmas Day. The series' professional dancers will also perform at the event.

A statement from the BBC reads, "As part of this year's Strictly Christmas Special, there will be a festive feature from inside Buckingham Palace.

"Hosted by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, our Strictly family and members of the local community will attend a Tea Dance highlighting the benefits of dance and exercise in the process of active ageing.

"There will also be a beautiful performance from the Strictly professional dancers."

Strictly hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly

The Christmas special will see former contestants dust off their dancing shoes, with Judy Murray and Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh among those taking part.

Katie Derham, Colin Jackson, Robbie Savage and Jeremy Vine will also make their dance floor comebacks.

The current series of Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 6.45pm on BBC.