Christmas card features Strictly Come Dancing celebrity contestant
Popular reality TV show Strictly Come Dancing is the theme of Jimmy Cricket’s 2023 Christmas card.
Jimmy is superimposed next to one of the BBC programme’s contestants, TV presenter Angela Rippon.
On the card, Angela appears to be lifting the comedian’s right leg high off the ground.
Jimmy jokes: “Aww she’s pulling my leg folks!”
Strictly Come Dancing is a dance contest show in which celebrities partner professional dancers to compete in mainly ballroom and Latin dance.
A panel of judges hands out scores to each couple, while the general public also have a vote.
The semi-finals of this year’s competition take place at the weekend.
Jimmy’s Christmas cards usually have a topical theme to them.
His 2022 card focused on the fact that the UK had three prime ministers last year.
And the 2020 one featured Dominic Cummings’ controversial trip to Barnard Castle during the first coronavirus lockdown.
It showed Jimmy dressed as Father Christmas telling Cummings: “They are the strongest glass we make in Lapland, Dominic!”
Jimmy also chose a political theme for his 2019 Christmas card – the way Westminster MPs behaved over Brexit.
It showed him telling her majesty the Queen that all members of parliament are on the naughty list.
(Tradition has it that Father Christmas – also known as Santa Claus – has two lists: the naughty list and the nice list.
He checks over his list twice. If you are nice you get presents. If you are naughty you get a lump of coal in your stocking.)
Former PM Johnson reportedly apologised to the Queen after the Supreme Court ruled his decision to prorogue (suspend) Parliament earlier that year was unlawful.
Northern Irish comedian Jimmy has traditionally created his own customised Christmas card over the years.
In 2012, he picked a picture of Usain Bolt and Mo Farah, which was one of the iconic images from the London Olympics.
The followed year, it was a photo associated with the theft of his concrete wellies, which was widely covered in the media.
And his 2014 card (above) featured a sketch which took place during that year’s Comic Relief event.
The card recalled the Only Fools and Horses charity scene starring regular cast members David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst.
In addition, it featured former England and Manchester United footballer David Beckham.
Famous entertainer Jimmy was included on the card as if part of the get-together and referenced his famous Mammy!