In the perfect finale to the Castle’s 900th anniversary year, a star-studded cast recently visited Leeds Castle to film part of the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, which will be aired on BBC One Christmas Day at 4.40pm.
Celebrities such as Joe Sugg, Mark Wright and Debbie McGee descended on the historic attraction near Maidstone for a magical backdrop to this year's festive programme, which last Christmas was the second highest watched programme on the BBC, attracting an audience of 5.8 million.
A behind the scenes trailer posted last week on the BBC Strictly Come Dancing Facebook page,
gives a glimpse of dance routines performed on the Castle Island, at the Christmas
Market and even a routine performed by two of the professional dancers in the
Castle’s Yellow Drawing Room.
Choreographer Sharna Bugess said in the video: "We are here in Kent at