Russell Grant makes bizarre return to Strictly Come Dancing dressed as Aladdin’s Genie

Russell Grant returned to Strictly! (Picture: BBC)

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Russell Grant made a bizarre return to the show on Saturday night (December 2).

The 66-year-old competed on the show back in 2011 and was eliminated in week eight, but returned to this year’s series with a bang by appearing as the Genie from Aladdin.

Speaking after Gemma Atkinson and Aljaz Skorjanec received their score of 29, host Claudia Winkleman said: ‘As it’s a musical special I’ve been put in charge of Aladdin’s lamp.

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