The latest season of Strictly Come Dancing is over now, and the finale kept all the show's viewers on the edge of their seats. Who won the popular show's main trophy, and who landed second? Here you can read all the news about this thrilling dancing competition and the victorious duo.
Strictly Come Dancing is a show that features celebrities learning to dance together with a professional partner. Each week, they have to deliver a new dance which is judged by the jury panel and public vote. Through this competition, multiple celebrities have proved that they are great dancers.
Strictly Come Dancing 2019: all the news
The seventeenth season of this popular TV show's UK edition first aired on September 7, 2019. It consisted of fifteen couples that competed for the title of best dancers. The judging panel included Bruno Tonioli, Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, and Motsi Mabuse. The competition lasted for 13 weeks and kept viewers invested as they had an opportunity to vote for their favourite dancing pair.
On December 14, 2019, the amazing finale with three of the most popular couples took place. They performed their memorable dances, hoping to sway the viewers to their side. After everyone's last performance, the winner was determined by the public voting system.
The winning couple's prize was the prestigious Glitterball trophy that indicates being the most impressive dancers. Additionally, the finale had a lot of special surprises, such as an exclusive performance from Taylor Swift with her magical song "Lover", which was praised by viewers. There was also a lively group dance from the entire cast.
Who won Strictly Come Dancing 2019?
After thirteen exhausting yet rewarding weeks, former Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher and his professional partner Oti Mabuse were crowned as winners. In the finale, they competed against two other couples: Emma Barton from EastEnders and her partner Anton Du Beke, as well as Karim Zeroual from CBBC and professional dancer Amy Dowden. Both of those couples became runners up of the series as the main trophy went to Kelvin and Oti.
Their victory was full of incredible emotions and feelings. Kelvin, who is known as an actor and a racing driver, burst out crying after getting his award. He confessed that, in his opinion, the show represents the best things about the country, and it is a privilege to take part in it.
He later made a post on Twitter, where he described his feelings after the victory as "humbled, elated, and honoured". The star thanked everyone and happily announced that "Team Floti did it".
This was also the first win for Oti Mabuse, the sister of jury member Motsi Mabuse. She also got emotional while lifting the important trophy. She confessed that in her five years of being on the show as a professional partner to various celebrities, she has never met anyone as hardworking and dedicated as Kelvin.
The dancer admitted that he gave his whole heart and soul at the rehearsals.
An interesting fact about this year's edition was that the eventual winner, Kelvin, was originally not supposed to take part in the show. He was invited to participate after the original competitor, Jamie Laing, got a foot injury during the launch show. The Made in Chelsea star was happy for the victorious pair and congratulated them on Twitter, jokingly adding that he thanks God for his broken foot.
The seventeenth season of Strictly Come Dancing just ended with a well-deserved victory for Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse. Now, the show's fans are patiently waiting for the competition's next edition, hoping to see their favourite celebrities rock the dance floor.