Katie Derham was named the winner of this year's Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, two years after reaching the final of the dancing competition.

The presenter and her professional dance partner Brendan Cole impressed judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell, earning 37 points overall.

The judges' scores were combined with votes from the studio audience to determine who would lift the Silver Star trophy on the night.

Derham and Cole danced a Viennese waltz, with Ballas describing the routine as "absolutely beautiful, everything was fabulous for me, I loved it".

Five other former Strictly contestants returned to the dance floor for the festive special including Colin Jackson, who had taken part 12 years previously.

Jackson, who was partnered with Strictly newcomer Amy Dowden, said he was delighted that the pair were Strictly's first all-Welsh couple.

Colin Jackson

The sprinter and hurdling champion reached the Strictly final in 2005, but landed in second place to that year's victor, cricketer Darren Gough.

His returning rumba was awarded 36 points by the judges, with Tonioli commenting: "You were like a rumbalicious, snake-hipped, Welsh wonder. It was hotter than Christmas in the tropics and I loved it".

Ex-footballer Robbie Savage also turned up the heat for the judging panel as he returned to perform an American Smooth with dance partner Dianne Buswell.

Savage made the quarter finals when he appeared on Strictly in 2011 and was awarded 31 points for the routine he performed during that series.

Head judge Ballas said Savage's dance was "just as handsome as you are".

Tennis coach Judy Murray last appeared on Strictly in 2014 and managed to better her previous high score of 24 points as she scored 31 from the judges for her Christmas Charleston.

Judy Murray

Broadcaster Jeremy Vine teamed up with his professional dance partner from 2015, Karen Clifton, to perform a quickstep.

Their efforts earned them a low score of two points from Revel Horwood, who then switched it to a higher score of seven after being chastised by fellow judge Bussell.

Before dishing out his scores, Revel Horwood said: "All I want for Christmas is to never see that dance again".

Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh was also re-united with her previous Strictly partner. She was a finalist in the BBC One series in 2012 with Pasha Kovalev.

Their reindeer themed jive was fabulously festive and saw them earn the highest score of the night from the judges, 39 points.