The top three teams from 2008 return to battle it out against former celebrity couples to be crowned the Christmas Champions for 2008. After all teams have performed and the judges scores are combined to that of the audience Kelly and Jill learn that they are in the top two. Jill and Darren are then announced as the Christmas Champions.
Season 8 Episode 0 of Strictly Come Dancing resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
The show pairs a number of celebrities with professional ballroom dancers who each week compete against each other to impress a panel of judges and the viewing public in order to survive potential elimination. Through telephone voting, viewers vote for whom they would like to stay, the results of the poll being combined with the ranking of the panel of judges.
The show is broadcast live on BBC One on Saturday evenings, and is presented by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly. The judging panel consists mainly of Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman and Craig Revel Horwood.