Nothing makes us feel as festive as the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special. Here are some of the best bits from past shows – prepare to feel very Christmassy indeed! EastEnders star Jill Halfpenny, 42, and dance partner Darren Bennett first won the festive Glitterball prize in 2004, and again in 2008 with a seasonal smooth to My Favourite Things. Strictly 2007 winner and Mis-Teeq singer Alesha Dixon, 39, was back for the Christmas special in 2008.
Although Dancing On Ice is still a way away from being aired, we already have a sneak peak at the first of the celebrity contestantsâ€ŚBut theyâ€™re not making it easy! An enticing picture was recently uploaded of one of the new contestants to the showâ€™s official Instagram account â€“ but only of their torso. It was captioned: â€˜Our brand new celebs are getting to grips with the iceâ€Ś Follow us for more first looks of ourÂ #DancingOnIceline-upÂ @itvÂ #ITVâ€™.
Gavin and Stacey star Sheridan Smith has opened up for the first time about the debilitating anxiety battle she suffered last year. The actress endured a tricky time in 2016, pulling out of West End production Funny Girl on several occasions due to stress and worrying fans with bizarre outbursts on social media. And she suffered another huge blow when her dad was diagnosed with cancer, eventually losing him to the disease in December.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".