Strictly reveals first look at Sport Relief special

Susannah Alexander
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From Digital Spy

Sport Relief is on the way and that can mean only one thing – a brand new Strictly Come Dancing special.

There'll be three celebs taking a spin on the dancefloor next week in order to raise money for charity – football pundit Chris Kamara, former men's footballer David Ginola and current women's footballer Alex Scott – and now we've been given our first look at them ready for action.

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For the special, David will be partnered with Anya Garnis, while Chris is dancing with Karen Clifton and Alex is paired with Pasha Kovalev.

All three couples will be performing to a very appropriate song too – the 1990 England World Cup song 'World In Motion' by New Order.

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We'll have to wait until the Sport Relief telethon takes place on March 23 to see how the three measure up, but the fact that David has already taken part in the French version of the show (and finished third too) means he must have some idea of what to expect.

Not to mention some old skills to tap into too.

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And Strictly isn't the only thing to look forward to during the Sport Relief telethon, as it was recently revealed that the BBC and ITV will be going up against each other in the ultimate battle for TV supremacy with a special rowing competition.

Clash of the Channels Boat Race will feature stars from both channels going head-to-head in a gruelling boat race, with the likes of Coronation Street's Nicola Thorp, Emmerdale's Chris Bisson and TOWIE's Ferne McCann representing ITV, while the BBC stars include Top Gear's Rory Reid, BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker and Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox.

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This year's Sport Relief will also feature celebrity boxing matches, with Made in Chelsea's Spencer Matthews, footballer Wayne Bridge, singer Vanessa White and actress Hannah Spearritt all in training for the bouts.

The 2018 Sport Relief telethon will air on Friday, March 23 on BBC One, and you can do your part by making a donation to Sport Relief, which provides vital funding to charities across the UK. To contribute, all you have to do is click here.

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