The Final Strictly Come Dancing


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The Final

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the Strictly Come Dancing grand final. The three remaining couples perform three dances as they battle to be crowned champions.


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It started with 15. Now there are three. You ignite. PS. Stunning.

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Fantastic. Months of strenuous training comes down to this, the

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final week. Three celebrities with gruelling schedules have never had

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it so tough. Just finished our first date's training of final week. It

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Takes Two. It is the final. Really nervous. Not only have we got three

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dancers, there is loads of press and media. It doesn't stop! No! That is

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a day of rehearsal Don. Absolutely crazy week. It is nonstop. These are

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our brilliant finalists. It is the fear of what might happen. It is

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indescribable. I'm so proud to be there. Being in the final of the

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show just was not even an option. It was the realisation of a dream.

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Louise, Ore, Danny, one of them will be your champion tonight.

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I can't believe how far I have come. All the hard work has come down to

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this. Months of training. I can do this.

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I'm ready. This is it. This year. The Glitterball Trophy. Could be

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mine... And now please welcome... Danny.

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Louise. And Ore!

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2016 Strictly Come Dancing finalists!

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Live from the BBC, this is Strictly Come Dancing the Grand Final!

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Hello and welcome to Strictly Come Dancing.

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Thank you to our professional dancers and finalists for that

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That's what you call arriving in style.

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Back in September, the days were long, the sun was shining,

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and 15 celebrities took their first tentative steps onto this floor.

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And after four months of blood, sweat and spray tans,

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Tonight, one of them will be crowned Strictly Come Dancing Champion 2016!

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But first, our three finalists must dance three times.

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So strap yourselves in and get ready for a huge night of dance.

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Also tonight, we have a performance from the amazing Emeli Sande.

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Plus, we'll be reuniting the Class of 2016 for one final

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Casting an eye over the Grand Final are these wonderful four.

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Tonight, they'll be scoring, but those scores

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Your votes alone will decide which couple will be crowned this

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year's Strictly winners at the end of the show.

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Our finalists are backstage, focused, ready and raring to go.

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TV presenter and singer Louise Redknapp and her

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BBC sports presenter Ore Oduba and his partner, Joanne Clifton.

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Actor Danny Mac and his partner, Oti Mabuse.

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Every one of them has topped the leaderboard.

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Every one of them is dreaming of lifting

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First, our couples will perform a dance chosen by the judges.

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It's a routine they've done before that the judges

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After they've all danced once, we'll open the vote, so you can

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Their second dance is something that we've looked

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Our finalists will be pulling out all the stops to blow us away

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And for their third and final dance, our couples will perform their very

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And dancing first for your votes is Ore and his partner, Joanne.

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The dance the judges have chosen for them to perform again is that

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unforgettable American Smooth to 'Singin' In The Rain'.

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We know we'd love to see it again, let's find out why

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It still feels so strange to say it, but we are in the final!

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It was a fantastic dance! Last Saturday night, it will go down as

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one of these best nights in my life. We are in the final! Look at you

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two, Ore and Joanne, congratulations. You've been a

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revelation. Your talent as a dancer is incredible. We have chosen for

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you to repeat that amazing American smooth.

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The foxtrot. Really? Are you kidding? I'm not kidding. I remember

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it was Gene Kellie, fabulous! The first time you did it, it was only

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weeks three and you got 35. All the dances that we have chosen, we think

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you will have the potential to get ten across the board. My only advice

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is to maintain your frame, this is the bit where you were slightly

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leaning over Jo. Keep the lovely wide elbows and beautiful posture,

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correct footwork. Only perfection is going to do if you are going to win

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this competition. I really feel like we can smash this

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one out of the park! Out lot is riding on this dance.

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Back then, we only come only, got 35. They gave constructive criticism

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and we are working really hard to try to perfect their stance because

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we've got to get this one and gone. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.

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Dancing the American Smooth, Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton.

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And what a dance! I think you are happy with that.

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This four months has been the biggest honour, beyond both our

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wildest dreams. This day has been incredible, I can't believe that

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reception, thank you so much! It is amazing! Soak it up.

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While you two take it all in, please welcome our superb live singers...

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And, of course, Dave Arch and his brilliant orchestra!

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You couldn't hear me Ore. I was screaming the whole way through it.

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You are... No, I was. You are the boy that brings joy. You were

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Singin' in the Rain but my thoughts were only of happiness. Honestly, I

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thought it was such a greater number before. You have taken great to an

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even greater place. It was brilliant. I love it! Bruno? Fasten

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your seat belts, it will be a fantastic night. We are off on a

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high. It was such a beautifully crafted tribute to Gene Kelly, but

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what I liked about it was it was not an imitation, it was true to the

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spirit of a great start but your personality and your talent really

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shone through, your cheeky charm. You put so much of yourself into it,

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and yet it was true to the brief and a great American Smooth foxtrot as

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well. Spot-on. APPLAUSE

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Did his frame make you happier that time around, Craig?

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Yes, the frame was vastly improved this time. And also you were much

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higher up on your toes, which I noticed, but I also noticed you did

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not appoint your foot on some sections. It is the final. You have

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style, you have substance, it was sophisticated, it was polished and,

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you know what, I think you are a miracle. I really do. That is a

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miracle, him giving you a compliment!

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Darcey? Ore, Joanne, I wish I could play it on rewind. In week three I

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said it took my breath away, you made me gasp again. It is heaven.

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How you capture the style, the understanding you have on the dance

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floor, it all came together and you have pulled it off again. Thank you.

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CHEERING It is the final!

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The whole gang is back to support you, huge congratulations. When you

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first did the dance, Gene Kelly's widow Patricia got into urged to say

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that she loved it, she is here this evening. It is an absolute honour

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for us. And I believe you have dinner...

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. Patricia, thank you for joining us,

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it must have been wonderful for you guys to meet. It is hard to top this

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experience, it has been an honour and privilege and I have made best

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friends on this show, to have Patricia here and to do this

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number... You describe it. 39. Each judge went up a mug, you

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had to be happy? Amazing. -- each judge went up a mark.

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Remember, those scores are for guidance only.

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Tonight, your votes alone will decide the winners.

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And if your winners are Ore and Joanne, all the details

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are on your screen now, and the vote will open

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after all three of our couples have danced once.

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Terms and conditions coming up later.

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But for now, if you are going to vote online,

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Do that by going to the website address on screen.

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If you are going to vote by phone, please do not call yet,

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as the vote is not open, your vote won't count

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Our next finalists to take to the floor are Louise

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The judges have chosen her Cha-Cha to 'Flashdance' from Movie Week.

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Ten weeks on, she's doing it again - and she's hoping the sequel will be

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I just feel incredibly grateful to still be in the competition. Stunt

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to have been saved by the public, because I was joint bottom in the

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Leader Board. In my head, I was very unsure of what would happen. To get

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the opportunity to dance in the final, I can't believe it, I think I

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am still in shock. Welcome, my darlings, I bet you are both dying

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to know what we have chosen. It is from week three, the cha-cha-cha.

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The cha-cha-cha! Outcomes the leotard!

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That was not your highest mark but you won the cha-cha-cha Lynch, when

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you dance that, we could see such an enormous improvement. This is what

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we are after, you get movements when your hip action is to reflect. We

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want to see that quality of hip action throughout the dance. -- your

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hip action is to refix. You are both capable of maximum points on this.

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If you pull this off you could be getting a ten from Len. You have

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everything within you to deliver a scorching performance. Good luck, go

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for it. I think the cha-cha is quite hard to

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understand with accounts and the straight legs. It will be good to

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get back out there and get the technique right. I don't know what I

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am more scared of, the straight legs or the leotard. It can't be anything

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less than perfect. Dancing the Cha-Cha-Cha,

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Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton. MUSIC: "Flashdance...

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What A Feeling" What a feeling! What a feeling! Yes,

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you are in the final. You asked for a scorching

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performance. Oh, welcome back, Louise. Scorching

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hot! And quite saucy tonight, all saucy on me. More saucy than ever.

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The saucier the better. It was like a flashback into the 80s with a

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feel-good factor. But apart from that, the cha-cha-cha it self, it

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was actually extremely well-placed, precise to, clean, well executed.

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Looking good, feeling great! It took me back to the 80s, darling,

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too when I did this in a bit in my drag act.

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I have to agree, the hip action has come on noticeably. Particularly in

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the time sets as well. Technically, so much better. That has happened

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largely due to your confidence, that has grown so much over the

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programme. So well done. Darcey? We must remember this year

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has been such a strong competition, and you are in the final, the only

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lady. CHEERING

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And you deserve it, Louise, you certainly do. You fall into that

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style with such natural ease, it is a joy to watch because you never

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overdo it. It is very subtle, you're hip action, how you glance through

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your head back, the detail, the energy, it is all that and the

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confidence is losing. Len? Firstly, I was very impressed

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at the start. You are right there on your own, cha-cha is funny, you are

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on the second beta, for a celebrity to pick out the second beta is a

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tough job, but few went, right on time. Lots of celebrities and their

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professional partners disguise stuff with a fringe and frilly skirts, you

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were very exposed. And yet you're hip action was pressed, sharp, a

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red-hot cha-cha from a red-hot Redknapp.

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Well done. I love you, Len! I can't wait to see the red-hot Redknapp

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showdown! It's their show dance next,

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and we're all looking Your first dance of the final, they

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are so right about confidence. I remember this, week three, you were

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like, can I borrow a towel, it is mortifying, and in the final you are

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like... Boom! Did you love it? Yes, I feel really grateful to be,

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everybody has been so amazing this season, to still be standing here I

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feel really lucky. I just wanted to make the most bit and do it us all.

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If you want Louise and Kevin to win Strictly Come Dancing, all

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So you can vote for them when the vote opens,

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after all our couples have danced once.

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Dancing next is Danny and his partner, Oti.

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When he first performed this routine in Week Four,

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the judges thought it was pure class - and he scored four nines.

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Can he turn pure class into perfection and

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The whole semifinal week was the hardest week. It is tough doing the

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two dancers, you have so much going through your week.

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You have worked nonstop for the past three months to get to the final.

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And to get their means you have to fight one more time. But this time

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against somebody that you absolutely love.

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Both couples were worth tens, but the couple but had a small edge

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was... Danny and Oti. I was so, so happy

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but it broke my hoard -- hard to put Claudia out, genuinely.

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Congratulations on getting through to the final.

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Week four, your dance was the quickstep, and we would love to see

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you dance it again. Yes! The reason we wanted to see

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this again was that you scored 36, and I think you are capable of

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maximum points. You had the style, you set the scene

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so beautifully and the choreography, technically, incredibly difficult.

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And you were delicious in underlying those wonderful subtleties.

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Keep that going. And keep the feeling of Fred Astaire going.

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I can't wait! Because it is the final, everything has to be better.

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We had to be light on our feet. There will be a lot riding on this.

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We definitely need to go out, think back to how fun it was and enjoy it.

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Dancing the Quickstep, Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse.

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Such showmanship! I saw your dress got caught up. These things happen.

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The dance-off last week and the final this week.

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Your first of three dances in the final.

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I love that dance, I enjoyed it the first time and I did so much that

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time. Whatever happens, I'm so happy to be here and it was so nice to do

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that again. Craig, what did you think? Timing on

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the first pendulum was a bit out. And the promenade section coming

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down here, it just went. It was a shame because I was really hoping

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and praying that it was going to be absolutely fantastic. But apart from

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that, it was bright and lively and elegant and you are a first-class

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tonne sub. And you make a wonderful partnership. Darcey. I loved this

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stands when I first saw it and I still love it. It's a shame you made

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that mistake but this is the competition. It is so hard on me get

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this point. But my goodness, the speed, at your composure in your

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upper body, it is the most beautiful choreography, Oti, thank you.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. Even with those tiny mistakes, as you said,

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you are a superb dancer. Thank you. I do have two more

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chances tonight. You are a superb dancers. And the

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standard of dancing he produced throughout this competition has been

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the catalyst to make everyone else dance better. You have set the bar,

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your standard of dance is the one that everyone is aiming for. I'm so

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disappointed, you did so many nice things. I moaned about too much

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conducting, you cut out half of that. You did everything to possibly

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please me. But it is live and it is here. There was a pretty big mistake

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going on. But you are fantastic, Danny. You truly are!

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These things happen. Bruno. Danny, let's forget about that, you have

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another two dances, this is in the past. Focus on what you have. You

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are one of the best show men we have ever seen. You deliver performances

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at 110%, keep doing that. Your technique is spotless! You went

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wrong, forget about it, come back and show us what you are made of

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because you've got it! Yes!

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Danny and Oti! We thought it was absolutely beautiful, can you talk

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about the mistake? What happened? I don't know what went wrong, I

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thought it was in my body, I will have to watch it back. Maybe forget

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that and replay it on YouTube! That is an excellent idea. We made

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this in March! You trying so hard, how difficult was it to put three

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dancers in this week? It was tough because we worked on the Show Dance

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first because that was the brand-new dance. Picking up the old ones was

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fun and there are certain bits in your body you are so grateful of,

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but that was a long time ago. I know, it was in February.

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If Danny and Oti are your champions, then vote for them.

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All the information you need is on your screen now.

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And the vote opens in just a few moments' time.

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All our couples have danced their first dance,

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so let's take a look at where that leaves them on the leaderboard.

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Currently, Ore and Joanne at the top with 39, followed by Louise and

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Kevin with 38, and at the bottom with 36, Danny and Oti.

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But remember, those scores are for guidance.

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But first, let me read the Terms and Conditions!

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Calls cost 15p, plus any network access charge.

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Please get the billpayer's permission before you call.

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Or alternatively, you can vote online for free

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at bbc.co.uk/strictly, where you will also find full

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The vote closes later, and we will be announcing the winner

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Please don't try to vote if you're watching On Demand.

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As it's the final, we've got a proper superstar to open the vote.

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I give you the one and only Len Goodman!

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Remember, our couples still have two more dances to perform,

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To help you decide, here's a reminder of

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their first performances, and the all-important

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Vote online or from your mobile, to vote for Ore and Joanne.

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For Louise and Kevin, vote online or from your mobile...

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And to vote for Danny and Oti, vote online, or from your mobile...

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I know, I'm just lowering it into position now.

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First up with their show dance are Ore and his partner, Joanne.

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The show dance is an opportunity for our celebrities to showcase

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everything they've learnt over the series.

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Our second stands tonight is a Show Dance. Jo has choreographed routine

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and it is big and it is bold. I want to show off every skill that he has

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mastered throughout this series. There is Quickstep, there is some

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jive and even Viennese waltz, I have pulled out all the stops.

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This year, Claudia and I could not wait to see the Showdances so we

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went to see how they were getting on.

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Let's do the conga! Hello! What you want the public to

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get out of watching your show dance? I would love to show them what we

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have gone through. What are you most worried about during this routine?

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Genuinely worried about falling from a height.

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You dancing on a platform? Platforms. If we slip up, there is

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no coming back! Get comfortable. We've got a show

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dance! Fantastic! So good! You are so

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brave, so many things could go wrong potentially!

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Good luck! CU for the show dance! Pot that elbow down, what is that?

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He throws everything at it, it matters so much to him.

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I need a lie down. Delighted. They loved it. This is

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the best showcase of what migratory and I bring together. With it being

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the final, it you have to go big, but there is no room for a slip-up!

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Dancing their Show dance, Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton.

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What did you not put in there, it was superb! And you didn't fall, so

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relieved! And the banister! The reaction in this room was just

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incredible! And well deserved. Thank you!

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Did that showcase how much he's grown as a dancer, Darcey?

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Well, a round of applause. I have to say that was fun, that was fast and

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classic. My cup of tea! When you got up and you were beating out that

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rhythm on those drums, that was so difficult. And you were able to

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glance at the camera, how you didn't miss one of those! It was close! It

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was excellent. I loved the highlights from all the dances you

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have done over the competition. They appeared in so many special spots

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and they brought back great memories. You did that with such

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class, I'm so impressed, well done! We all are! Is saw the one on the

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left! Len. Who could ask for anything

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more? CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. Standing

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ovation. From Len. From novice to this, Bruno.

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Exceeding all expectations. A different class altogether. It was a

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ballroom -based extravaganza mixing all the best of classic Hollywood,

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the glitz and glamour and Broadway. I'm totally razzle-dazzle by it!

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Craig? It was like an advanced aerobics step class, that. I am

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blown away. I had to say, the cross-section of steps was just

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brilliant. Hitch cakes, stabbing, the charleston, it was all in there

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and it was brilliant. -- hedge kicks, stepping. Thank you, judges.

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Ore and Joanne, well done. When we came to see the show dance we were

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like, what? You're making him jump from tiny round things. You must

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have been, Jo, let's not do that? You have to run with Jo Clifton,

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there is nothing better at choreographed thing a ballroom show

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dance. I have fallen in love with this girl, her creativity, her

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dedication, her patients and just everything. I had to say, all the

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information for all of finalists is on screen, please keep voting. It is

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on there, we just put it up. I love your parents, there were shots of

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them, they were crying. Your dad flew back early. They must just be

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so incredibly proud. Your wife was sobbing. It has been amazing for

:45:52.:45:54.

you? It has been the best gifts. My dad

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wasn't going to come back from Nigeria before Christmas, it is

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Christmas come early. This whole experience, I can't believe it. I

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turned up in the show a stone yet back in August, she tells me

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everyday, I have this suit on... You look like a supermodel.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. And 810 from Craig! Well done. Very well done.

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Danny and Oti show-dance with a mirror.

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I'm sure he'll have an excellent frame!

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We have seen the first perfect score of the final.

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Next up and hoping to win your votes is Louise and her partner, Kevin.

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For their show dance, they'll be performing

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to Whitney Houston's 'One Moment In Time'.

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And if it helps Louise win the Glitterball Trophy.

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it will be a moment in time she'll never forget.

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Our show dance will be the story of Kiwis's journey on Strycova come

:47:16.:47:28.

dancing. She has gone from being not very confident at the beginning to

:47:29.:47:32.

losing all of their innovations, I want Louise to show that she can

:47:33.:47:36.

dance that kind of abandoned. With the show dance there is a lot of

:47:37.:47:39.

pressure, people want to see what you are really good at. There are no

:47:40.:47:46.

rules, you can do whatever you like. As normal, Kevin does not come up

:47:47.:47:51.

with an easy routine. We have lots of lifts, which we have not done of

:47:52.:48:00.

in this series. It is full of danger. We are taking risks, I did

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not want to pay its say. Kevin has given me so much, I would like on

:48:04.:48:08.

Saturday for him to be really proud. We did not want to play it safe.

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We are having a sneak preview. Hello!

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What are you trying to get across in the show dance? We wanted to be

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emotional, it is quite lyrical. Darcey loves this side of you. We

:48:26.:48:32.

can't wait to see it. Let's see it. Beautiful!

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This is nice! I love a good lift in a show dance.

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How many finals, four so far? Will it be his first win?

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No pressure, Louise! It is the final, I just had to go out and

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smash it on Saturday night. Dancing their Show Dance,

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Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton, Louise and Kevin!

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So much riding on these dancers tonight.

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What do you think, Len? One moment in time, Louise I am sure this is

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one moment in time you will never forget, the night you danced in the

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final of Strictly Come Dancing and performed with so much confidence,

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so much style. Terrific lifts, dancing right on the edge. It was

:51:39.:51:42.

knockout. Well done. Lots of risky lifts,

:51:43.:51:47.

Bruno? The best lift was the one you gave

:51:48.:51:55.

to my heart. Not just dancing, that is being with your heart. Every bit

:51:56.:52:01.

of the way, so expressive, so touching, so moving. All your best

:52:02.:52:08.

qualities right there on show. The fluidity, the joy of dance. That is

:52:09.:52:13.

what it is all about. That is what it is all about, my darling. Great?

:52:14.:52:23.

Google very expressive and emotive. I had a problem with the final bit,

:52:24.:52:29.

because the new macro does not lower to the foot. You had to make sure

:52:30.:52:34.

that the foot is out, not like a sickle. But what a routine.

:52:35.:52:40.

Ballroom, classical, modern, contemporary, I absolutely loved it.

:52:41.:52:50.

I really, really lived. -- loved it. Kevin showing off how lyrical and

:52:51.:52:54.

fluid you are, how you show that through your body. It could have

:52:55.:52:58.

been quite daring to certainly wear soft ballet shoes, suddenly to

:52:59.:53:03.

change from wearing heels, but it made you more expressive, it's made

:53:04.:53:07.

you feel the floor and how you moved across and how you were in the

:53:08.:53:15.

beautiful arms of Kevin. It was touching and emotional.

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Go and get ready for your Argentine Tango next.

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The information for all three couples is on your screen right now.

:53:21.:53:34.

You made Bruno cry! Bless him. It was very touching, and your face

:53:35.:53:42.

when you did that running, I am sure it is not called running...! You

:53:43.:53:48.

look so happy, so full of joy. I am really happy to be here. So relieved

:53:49.:53:55.

to get him into the final? I was so petrified we would not.

:53:56.:53:59.

I love your husband Jamie, who was like, please don't Barry is me, then

:54:00.:54:06.

he was on It Takes To this week, sobbing. -- please don't embarrass

:54:07.:54:08.

me. Everybody is loving it. Plus the cast of 2016 take to the

:54:09.:54:46.

floor for one final time. Get ready for gymnastics, facial choreography

:54:47.:54:47.

and a spot of Gangnam Style. Dancing next, in a bid to be

:54:48.:54:57.

crowned your champion, Danny and his partner,

:54:58.:54:59.

Oti. Over the series, Danny has topped

:55:00.:55:00.

the leaderboard more than any other finalist,

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scoring two perfect 40s on the way. So expectations are high for

:55:04.:55:06.

a spectacular show dance tonight. Our second dance of the night will

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be the show dance. Anything goes, no rules, we will push the limits,

:55:22.:55:27.

because that is what O2 does. The show dance is a combination between

:55:28.:55:32.

Argentine tango, paso and contemporary dance. It has every

:55:33.:55:37.

right to be the most incredible dance of the night. I just really,

:55:38.:55:42.

really hope I can get there and bring that for her.

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We are about to go and see Danny and Oti's showdowns.

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How are you, guys? Tess and Claudia came to visit us, which was

:55:54.:55:58.

brilliant. It was so lovely to see them out of the studio. It starts

:55:59.:56:02.

off with him being shy and not able to find himself on the show until

:56:03.:56:07.

the end, when he is the man that he is today. It is really intense,

:56:08.:56:13.

really fiery. Fire rears good. Would you mind if we watched? I don't

:56:14.:56:18.

mind. It is nerve wracking having them in, the training room is such a

:56:19.:56:25.

safe environment, but you could not have two more positive people in the

:56:26.:56:32.

room, at the same time. Don't drop! They are so in sync.

:56:33.:56:36.

Nice! It feels like set a day night is just around the corner. Dramatic

:56:37.:56:42.

but heartfelt, it showcased everything you do so well. The

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expectation is so high, I don't want to let Oti down. It has to be

:56:49.:56:50.

perfect. Dancing their Show Dance,

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Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse. The Mac is back!

:56:51.:56:53.

CHEERING The Mac is back!

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You said you wanted The Mac is back!

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firework of passion! The intensity, Everything you do has a meaning.

:59:42.:59:53.

Everything makes sense. It is perfectly fitted to

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Everything makes sense. It is what did you think, Craig?

:00:18.:00:17.

Two words, totally brilliant! CHEERING AND

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Two words, totally brilliant! like a stand-off between you, a

:00:25.:00:25.

great mix of like a stand-off between you, a

:00:26.:00:35.

was clean, the timing. But fabulously wild at

:00:36.:00:57.

well done. We enjoyed the magic.

:00:58.:00:58.

The vote is still open, and the information for all three

:00:59.:01:09.

You can keep voting until the vote closes later in the show.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. They are screaming for you up here!

:01:14.:01:24.

Your fiance, she didn't breed throughout. She is sitting with your

:01:25.:01:30.

mother and your grandma who were like that... Oti, that choreography,

:01:31.:01:38.

did you go, we will be banking a mirror? I will jump through it, it

:01:39.:01:42.

is quite intense. Is that what you wanted? All of that, I wanted the

:01:43.:01:47.

fire and the drama that he has inside him. Not a what people see

:01:48.:01:53.

that in the series. Yes, he is so smiley. He is so passionate and

:01:54.:01:57.

intense anti-enjoys being here and I love working with him. Well done.

:01:58.:01:59.

Ten! Yes! Congratulations, well done. I tell you what, thank

:02:00.:02:33.

goodness, otherwise these guys would have gone down and they would have

:02:34.:02:35.

hurt the judges! Very well done. Each of our couples have

:02:36.:02:36.

performed two routines, and they all have one to go -

:02:37.:02:40.

their favourite of the series. Before that, let's have a look

:02:41.:02:43.

at the leaderboard. At the top, Ore and Joanne, with a

:02:44.:02:52.

joint score of 79 and joint second, Louise and Kevin and Danny and Oti,

:02:53.:02:56.

But don't forget, that is only a guide.

:02:57.:02:58.

Calls cost 15p, plus any network access charge.

:02:59.:03:02.

Please get the billpayer's permission before you call.

:03:03.:03:04.

Or alternatively, you can vote online for free

:03:05.:03:06.

at bbc.co.uk/strictly, where you will also find full

:03:07.:03:08.

The vote closes later and we will be announcing your winner

:03:09.:03:14.

Please don't try to vote if you're watching On Demand.

:03:15.:03:21.

Remember, our couples still have one more dance to perform,

:03:22.:03:26.

To help you decide, here's a reminder of their

:03:27.:03:30.

first two performances, and the all-important

:03:31.:03:31.

More dancing still to come, when each of our couples

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perform their favourite routine from the past 13 weeks.

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Every one of them has their eye on the Glitterball Trophy tonight,

:05:26.:05:28.

and here is why it would mean so much to win.

:05:29.:05:36.

I have loved every single second of this entire Strictly adventure. My

:05:37.:05:44.

life has changed because of the show. When I look back, I can't

:05:45.:05:47.

believe what we had been through to get here.

:05:48.:05:52.

Being in Strictly, I think I have learned is to be more fearless. I

:05:53.:05:56.

used to sit at home and think, I don't know how anybody has got the

:05:57.:06:00.

nerve to go out and do that live on a Saturday night. To dance in front

:06:01.:06:05.

of millions of people on the TV is something so exhilarating!

:06:06.:06:11.

You go through so many different emotions while you are doing

:06:12.:06:15.

Strictly. Physically, mentally, emotionally, you invest everything

:06:16.:06:20.

in the show. All of that effort has finally paid off and we are here, in

:06:21.:06:24.

with a shout of lifting the Glitterball Trophy.

:06:25.:06:27.

I would love to win Strictly because I think he deserves to win it more

:06:28.:06:32.

than anybody! It would be the best way of thanking the best dance

:06:33.:06:35.

partner I could ask for for everything she has given me. The

:06:36.:06:40.

lift that Glitterball with Oti would just mean the world to me. If I got

:06:41.:06:44.

to win the Glitterball Trophy, it would have pride of place on the

:06:45.:06:48.

Christmas dinner table! I definitely think that is something you would

:06:49.:06:52.

want to tell the grandchildren about. It would be the greatest

:06:53.:06:55.

achievement of my life. It would be something I'm proud of for ever.

:06:56.:06:59.

It would mean so much to all three of our finalists.

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And they have just one last chance to win your votes.

:07:04.:07:06.

First to perform their favourite routine of the series

:07:07.:07:08.

is Ore and his partner, Joanne.

:07:09.:07:10.

This Jive scored them 39 out of 40 first time

:07:11.:07:16.

Can they improve on that score and possibly run

:07:17.:07:19.

I knew I was going to enjoy this, but I could not have imagined I

:07:20.:07:36.

would enjoy it as much as I have. This series of Strictly for me has

:07:37.:07:41.

been absolutely incredible. I didn't know that I could achieve the things

:07:42.:07:46.

that I have done. I watched some of our performances back and you almost

:07:47.:07:52.

think, who is that guy? Seeing his progress from a non-dancer to this

:07:53.:07:55.

moment is unbelievable for me. Movies week was when my Strictly

:07:56.:08:02.

dream really came to life. When we dance it, you could feel there was

:08:03.:08:06.

magic. I'm astounded how good that was!

:08:07.:08:11.

Need in the rain was when the dream was realised, Jive was when it was

:08:12.:08:18.

blown out of the water. He just went out there and he absolutely smashed

:08:19.:08:21.

it, which I'm very proud about. A star is born! Is to get the three

:08:22.:08:28.

tenors, cue the a gain! -- tens. It is not nice being in the

:08:29.:08:36.

dance-off, it is devastating. This thing that you now love could be

:08:37.:08:40.

gone. Just like that. But you have to go through the lows to appreciate

:08:41.:08:45.

Baha'is. Having this experience with Joel on my side has made it even

:08:46.:08:52.

more special -- to appreciate Baha'is. I had no idea that I would

:08:53.:08:57.

make one of the best friends I have in the world. Ore is one of the

:08:58.:09:04.

kindest and sweetest people I have ever met in my entire life. I have

:09:05.:09:09.

found an absolute best friend forever will stop it has just been

:09:10.:09:14.

incredible. He has been wonderful. You could not

:09:15.:09:19.

do this without the support of the people closest to you. If it was not

:09:20.:09:23.

for my wife, I would not have been able to do this.

:09:24.:09:28.

Ore makes me so proud because he works so hard, he really amazes me

:09:29.:09:34.

every single week. I'm the proudest wife. You are amazing and I love you

:09:35.:09:39.

so, so much. I'm so glad that we get to do this

:09:40.:09:45.

Jive a gain. We know what it takes to get 39 so we are going to put

:09:46.:09:48.

everything into getting that extra mark. It is our last dance together.

:09:49.:09:55.

We have had moments to savour but I really want this to be one we never,

:09:56.:09:58.

ever forget. Come here!

:09:59.:10:04.

Learning to dance is a real adventure and I have loved every

:10:05.:10:09.

Dancing their Jive, in a bid to be your Strictly

:10:10.:10:13.

Come Dancing Champions, Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton.

:10:14.:10:15.

I know that's your favourite, but I think a few other

:10:16.:12:26.

Your stamina is unreal, did you enjoyed it, Craig? I can't bear it,

:12:27.:12:41.

you are so good! I have nothing to complain about, I hate that!

:12:42.:12:49.

Absolutely virtuosic! My favourite Craig comment ever!

:12:50.:12:55.

Darcey. I was impressed in week four and even more impressed. How do you

:12:56.:13:00.

keep that cool? The repetition, the stamina. The sharpness and the

:13:01.:13:06.

cleanness of those kicks and flicks. You know how to perfect, you know

:13:07.:13:09.

how to work and that is a true dancer.

:13:10.:13:13.

Has he done enough? Well, it is people like you that give me the

:13:14.:13:29.

most pleasure on Strictly. People with no dance background at all. And

:13:30.:13:36.

gradually, as the weeks go by, you grow to love dancing and we grow to

:13:37.:13:41.

love watching Hugh. Ore, you are in the spirit of Strictly. What a

:13:42.:13:52.

lovely thing to say. Bruno. I'm so glad I was right the first time

:13:53.:13:58.

around. Your star is shining brighter than ever! That was sheer

:13:59.:14:01.

perfection! Sheer perfection, he is the spirit

:14:02.:14:13.

of Strictly. They are stamping their feet in appreciation in the studio

:14:14.:14:20.

audience. Goodness me! I think they liked it. That is your last dance

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together tonight. They've done all they

:14:23.:14:23.

can, but have you? The information for all three

:14:24.:14:32.

finalists is on the screen now, CHEERING

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Well done. Very, very well done. That is

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your... I don't want to say it because I don't want to make you

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cry, that is the last time you will dance together.

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I know you wanted to give it absolutely everything. When I met

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you in Roehampton and it was August, September and you were like, I will

:15:04.:15:09.

last two weeks maximum, EU are in the final. Can I just say thank you

:15:10.:15:15.

for working so hard? You are speechless. I don't know how you are

:15:16.:15:20.

going back to the football, but we will see. Good luck with that. There

:15:21.:15:26.

is a swimming gala in Hull next week, good luck with that!

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CHEERING That is 40.

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Very, very well done. Tameka almost just exploded. Are you happy? This

:15:56.:15:59.

girl is everything. Thank you. Danny loses his shirt

:16:00.:16:00.

in the rainforest. If you're playing cards

:16:01.:16:03.

against the animals, don't. The next couple with their last

:16:04.:16:05.

chance to impress you tonight is Louise and her partner,

:16:06.:16:13.

Kevin. Their favourite dance is the

:16:14.:16:14.

Argentine Tango, from Week Seven. It's a dance that's packed

:16:15.:16:20.

with drama, tension and emotion. And it's perfect for tonight,

:16:21.:16:23.

as this could be the routine that I'm kind of shocked, excited,

:16:24.:16:42.

amazed. In a million years I never thought I'd be here until the very

:16:43.:16:48.

end of Strictly. It's been absolutely incredible.

:16:49.:16:53.

I've had the most amazing series. I've learnt some incredible dancers.

:16:54.:16:57.

Who gets to learn the Argentine tango and the Viennese waltz? These

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are not just things that you get the opportunity to learn.

:17:03.:17:06.

I think my breakthrough moment, I had a week where Len said I had

:17:07.:17:10.

plateaued. Something had to happen to give you the extra boost.

:17:11.:17:16.

I thought, I can carry on doing what I am doing or really try to up my

:17:17.:17:19.

game. The Argentine tango was the first

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time I got ten. I really and truly loved it.

:17:24.:17:28.

It was such a great dance. I was proud as punch.

:17:29.:17:32.

There is something extra special about watching her just living every

:17:33.:17:39.

dance. The paso at Blackpool was my most memorable dance. When I watch

:17:40.:17:43.

it I am shocked that I did that, because I know what I am like, I am

:17:44.:17:47.

not that fears. I was blown away tonight with that.

:17:48.:17:52.

Fantastic. Good god I truly do not think I would still be in this

:17:53.:17:56.

competition without Kevin as apartment. He has been brilliant and

:17:57.:18:00.

we laugh from the moment we come into training until we go home.

:18:01.:18:06.

I feel like I have found a really good friend. Her confidence, I know

:18:07.:18:10.

she was battling at the beginning and she keeps saying she does not

:18:11.:18:15.

want to let me down. There is nothing but she can do that

:18:16.:18:19.

would let me down. It is an experience that you have

:18:20.:18:24.

together that I think only if you're in it you can really appreciate what

:18:25.:18:33.

it is about. I am going to cry. So proud of her, so to see her grow

:18:34.:18:38.

and do better and better has been lovely to see, it takes your breath

:18:39.:18:43.

away. Bring back the Glitterball Trophy,

:18:44.:18:48.

we love you. Don't forget, keep dancing!

:18:49.:18:52.

I just had to go at the Argentine tango again with more gusto.

:18:53.:18:57.

I think that it is not like this is our last week training. I am really

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going to miss you. It's going to be really strange.

:19:02.:19:05.

What I have learned through this experience, don't have any regrets,

:19:06.:19:10.

give it everything you have in life. I will definitely walk away with a

:19:11.:19:14.

heart full of pride, without a shadow of the doubt.

:19:15.:19:15.

It has been incredible. VO: Dancing their Argentine Tango,

:19:16.:19:19.

in a bid to be your Strictly Come Dancing Champions,

:19:20.:19:22.

Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton. Oh, they are on their feet in the

:19:23.:21:25.

studio. Lovely, Louise. I love it when you do drama.

:21:26.:21:26.

We thought it was good the first time

:21:27.:21:28.

Darcey, what did you think the second time

:21:29.:21:31.

One special Argentine tango. The intensity you brought again, the

:21:32.:21:40.

power, the control, the balance and every recovery from every lunch and

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lift was perfect. You are one beautiful lady of the night.

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Stunning. Len? Throughout the series, you have

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been, and I have to do this, forgive me, my most consistent dancer. You

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have never had a... Seven! It has been eight and above the whole time.

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Watching that dance shows why, you truly deserve to be in this final.

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APPLAUSE Would they be worthy winners, Bruno?

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What do you expect after this Argentine sparkler? I'm telling you,

:22:21.:22:26.

sultry, sensuous, quality of movement astonishing. But what you

:22:27.:22:30.

have that really thrills me is the way that you approach the musical

:22:31.:22:36.

phrasing in the dance. Nothing is ever even, you managed to stretch a

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phrase right to the last moment until you go to the next faster bit,

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hold back, go into it with a musicality that is absolutely

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gorgeous. APPLAUSE

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Craig? I'm so pleased that the audience at

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home are deciding, because that was superlative, darling.

:22:59.:23:01.

That's what the judges think, but it's up to the viewers

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Who do you want to lift the Glitterball Trophy?

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All the information you need to vote is on screen now.

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That was phenomenal. It was your favourite dance, what has been your

:23:24.:23:30.

favourite thing about Strictly? For me, the whole experience has just

:23:31.:23:34.

been... It's been really incredible, I wasn't expecting to love that the

:23:35.:23:38.

way have. I've met some amazing people, danced with a great guy

:23:39.:23:43.

every day who has taught me so much, just being part of it has been

:23:44.:23:45.

incredible. We love that dance. Well done. The

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scores are written. -- in. Look at your face. Well done, Kevin

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and Louise. It'll be like a school

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reunion, but fun. And now with their final

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throw of the dice, it's Danny and his partner,

:24:18.:24:24.

Oti. Their favourite

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routine is the Samba. It's the only Samba in Strictly

:24:27.:24:32.

history that's ever This is Danny and Oti's last chance

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to prove they deserve to be Strictly has easily been the best

:24:35.:24:55.

experience of my life, without a shadow of a doubt. That performance

:24:56.:25:00.

on a Saturday night is the best feeling, there is nothing else I

:25:01.:25:03.

have done that even compares. We are so lucky to have this opportunity.

:25:04.:25:08.

This show has been going so well. It is a different challenge each week

:25:09.:25:12.

but I seem to be overcoming it, up until that foxtrot. There is a

:25:13.:25:16.

stumble and my body did not know what it would do next. Thankfully, I

:25:17.:25:27.

had the most incredible person drag me to the next point of my memory

:25:28.:25:30.

and we managed to pick it up. This entire experience is nothing

:25:31.:25:32.

without Oti. She has been the most amazing teacher. And not just about

:25:33.:25:39.

how to dance. About myself as well. You got this. I've had literally the

:25:40.:25:44.

best partner anybody could ever ask for.

:25:45.:25:47.

The charleston at Blackpool was pretty special. Fantastic.

:25:48.:25:55.

Unbelievable. Fabulous. It was incredible to get that first 40 when

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all of the judges agreed. My family and friends are the

:26:01.:26:04.

greatest people in the world. He is genuinely the nicest guy you will

:26:05.:26:09.

ever, ever meet. Every week you seems to grow in confidence. You are

:26:10.:26:15.

almost there, I hope you can win. Smash it and bring that little home.

:26:16.:26:20.

I could not be proud of. To have them behind you the whole way means

:26:21.:26:24.

so much. My beautiful, gorgeous fiancee has

:26:25.:26:27.

been there for me when I have not necessarily been there for her.

:26:28.:26:32.

She has made this possible, they all have, and I could never, ever have

:26:33.:26:36.

done it without them. He has just made me the happiest

:26:37.:26:40.

person, so thank you for that, Danny Mac.

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We get to dance favourite dance, which is going to be...

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The samba! We chose the samba because it was the highlight of the

:26:50.:26:53.

series for us. It was the first time I went out and I was myself on the

:26:54.:26:59.

dance floor, having the time of my life.

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This has been the best experience ever, and if it is going to end, it

:27:03.:27:07.

should end with a bang. This dance has to be exactly what it

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was the first time, fun, full of energy and represent everything we

:27:14.:27:19.

have been through. We are at team. Yes, we are. Let's go out and do

:27:20.:27:22.

that one last time. Yes. VO: Dancing their Samba,

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in a bid to be your Strictly Come Dancing Champions,

:27:29.:27:30.

Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse. You brought the house down! Danny

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Mac and Oti! Oh, my goodness me! That was heart! Goodness me! I think

:29:57.:30:02.

people wanted to join in with you, myself included!

:30:03.:30:02.

The make-up lady came up to my room and she decided not to put any on.

:30:03.:30:20.

She said, you can't improve on perfection! It was perfect last time

:30:21.:30:25.

and if anything, it had a little more control and it was even more

:30:26.:30:31.

perfect this time round. Bruno. I feel restless, like a caged

:30:32.:30:41.

animal! I tell you, you were two magnificent animals. Sex on legs!

:30:42.:30:47.

Another one for the history books. It will never be forgotten, I

:30:48.:30:51.

guarantee you. I think you are right, Bruno!

:30:52.:30:57.

Steady on! Craig. One word, three syllables, beginning with...

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Fabulous! Darcey. I have to say anything, but

:31:09.:31:16.

the articulation of those body isolations and your very very

:31:17.:31:20.

abandonment, my gosh! A winning combination! And Unforgettable

:31:21.:31:25.

samba. Yes! One for the history books. Oti

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is crying. They've done all they can.

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On screen now is the all-important information you need to vote

:31:38.:31:46.

Danny... Thanks, everyone! That must have

:31:47.:32:14.

felt amazing for you both? Look at you! Ukraine because it went well or

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it is the last time you will be dancing together? Are you crying.

:32:19.:32:27.

Both! I don't like crying on TV! Talk to Ore. Sorry, sorry. Everyone.

:32:28.:32:35.

It was so fantastic. You must have adored that dance. I absolutely

:32:36.:32:39.

loved it first time and I just wanted to go out and have the best

:32:40.:32:44.

time. Oti has taught me so much. These guys have been incredible, the

:32:45.:32:49.

audience, this entire thing. It is just incredible.

:32:50.:32:54.

I'm so, so grateful. All right, thank you so much.

:32:55.:32:54.

Danny and Oti are the last couple to perform, so let's have a look

:32:55.:33:32.

Well done. At the top, Ore and Joanne with a score of 119. Joint

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second, Louise and Kevin, Danny and Oti, 116.

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But those scores are purely for guidance and do not count

:33:49.:33:52.

And you have approximately ten more minutes to vote for your champions.

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Please get the billpayer's permission before you call.

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Or alternatively, you can vote online for free

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Please don't try to vote if you're watching On Demand.

:34:10.:34:18.

To help you decide, here's a reminder of all nine

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performances from our finalists and the all-important

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For Ore and Joanne, call 6 22 52 06 from your mobile,

:34:25.:34:34.

For Louise and Kevin, call 6 22 52 01 from your mobile,

:34:35.:35:23.

For Danny and Oti, call 6 22 52 14 from your mobile,

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They are all amazing, but only one can win.

:36:14.:37:01.

Very soon, we will find out which of our finalists will

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But first, it's been an incredible series - we've

:37:05.:37:08.

thoroughly enjoyed it - and many of you wanted to

:37:09.:37:10.

share with us why you've loved watching Strictly

:37:11.:37:12.

Strictly this year was amazing. It gets better and better each time.

:37:13.:37:32.

The costumes and the make-up. The music absolutely just fills the

:37:33.:37:35.

place! Saturday night is fantastic and it would not be the same without

:37:36.:37:40.

Strictly. The dancing has been amazing this year. I love the paso

:37:41.:37:45.

doble Louise in Blackpool. She is really good, I was so impressed. My

:37:46.:37:50.

favourite dance of the series was Aljaz and Daisy and 33 macro. I

:37:51.:38:00.

loved Naga. And I loved Laura. She is so good. We loved Tameka and if

:38:01.:38:05.

she had stayed, she would find her feet. I loved Claudia. The attention

:38:06.:38:09.

to detail and the way she perfected them in one week was superb.

:38:10.:38:15.

Remember when she did the Argentine tango? Your balance and control, I

:38:16.:38:20.

was totally taken away. I love Darcey. She always sees the

:38:21.:38:24.

positive. The like this in your feet was not what I was expecting. The

:38:25.:38:29.

Quickstep. She did that charleston and the high kick. Anton du Beke,

:38:30.:38:37.

you would want him to be your partner, very charming. The

:38:38.:38:40.

professional dancers had been amazing this year. I love a bit of

:38:41.:38:46.

Brendan! Remember when he was ill? You look different. He came to the

:38:47.:38:51.

rescue and was the knight in shining armour for Anastascia. The dancers

:38:52.:38:59.

have been amazing. I like AJ. Katya was brilliant. She choreographed to

:39:00.:39:04.

bring the best out of him. I like Oksana. Judge Rinder is phenomenal.

:39:05.:39:09.

He has been a big surprise. This remind you of anybody? Greg was

:39:10.:39:15.

brilliant, he did it for the gingers! You lost a bit of dignity

:39:16.:39:19.

when you did that bottom grind. I was made up! I have only got a four!

:39:20.:39:28.

Craig this year has been nicer than any other year. Fantastic!

:39:29.:39:33.

Brilliant! Incredible! What has happened to Craig? Fabulous! The

:39:34.:39:39.

talent has been amazing. The men have stolen the show. Danny Mac was

:39:40.:39:46.

brilliant. Oti is a brilliant choreography. I'm hyperventilating!

:39:47.:39:50.

Bruno never fails to make me laugh. He is very one point. What are you

:39:51.:39:55.

doing to me? My favourite bit was the Bollywood dancing. It was fun!

:39:56.:40:00.

We should do that! Do you remember Melvin? Why did he have two weeks so

:40:01.:40:05.

soon shaking like that? That is a winning move. Ore normally sit

:40:06.:40:09.

there, did you think he had that in him? He is fantastic, and knew he

:40:10.:40:15.

would be brilliant. I have never seen a celebrity cry so much in this

:40:16.:40:19.

series! I thought he had something in his eyes. I loved Tameka! She is

:40:20.:40:27.

also crying. Claudia and Tess, Strictly all over. The dancing has

:40:28.:40:31.

been out of this world. It really has. In terms of my own enjoyment of

:40:32.:40:39.

it, I would also say two words, Ed Balls. Somebody stop me! Ed Balls

:40:40.:40:45.

may does want to go and learn how to dance. Ed Balls, you are more like

:40:46.:40:50.

Lottery balls! You never know what will happen next. Gangnam. You would

:40:51.:40:55.

never think that was Ed Balls a politician. I don't know how he will

:40:56.:41:00.

get back to politics after that. 100%, you are the people's champion!

:41:01.:41:07.

Who will they were yet to replace Len? Len, we are really going to

:41:08.:41:12.

miss you! Goodman, Goodman, great man! Well done! Se-ven!! Come on!

:41:13.:41:21.

The best we ever! The entire production has been pretty

:41:22.:41:23.

fantastic. I don't know how I will thought my Saturday nights!

:41:24.:41:26.

Keep dancing! Thank you for spreading

:41:27.:41:29.

the Strictly love. And we'll be recreating

:41:30.:41:31.

some of those memorable moments when this year's

:41:32.:41:34.

cast return to the floor The vote will be closing

:41:35.:41:37.

in less than five minutes so if you want your

:41:38.:41:41.

favourite couple to be crowned Strictly champions,

:41:42.:41:43.

vote now - you don't Please welcome the

:41:44.:41:45.

wonderful Emeli Sande. # We hold the future

:41:46.:41:51.

in the palm of our hands # I'm talking 'bout

:41:52.:42:08.

the forever, baby # And we've run out

:42:09.:42:51.

of all the silver and gold # Will you still wanna

:42:52.:43:11.

be my someone to hold? # See, I would

:43:12.:43:15.

you, but you already know # It's bringing in my

:43:16.:43:20.

heart like thunder Thank you to the brilliant

:43:21.:44:01.

Emeli Sande and, of course, our fantastic pro

:44:02.:45:20.

dancers Giovanni and Close the laptop, hang up

:45:21.:45:22.

the phone, the vote is now Please don't call as your vote

:45:23.:45:28.

won't count and you We will be announcing

:45:29.:45:33.

the winners very shortly. While the vote is counted

:45:34.:45:36.

and independently verified let's focus

:45:37.:45:38.

on one particular man. He's been here since the very

:45:39.:45:42.

beginning, heading up the judging panel,

:45:43.:45:44.

casting an eye over the routines and quietly

:45:45.:45:46.

pickling his walnuts. He calls himself a cup of tea

:45:47.:45:49.

in a world of skinny We, are of course,

:45:50.:45:52.

talking about Len Goodman. The one and only.

:45:53.:46:10.

When you consider how long Len and I have been judging, it is quite

:46:11.:46:15.

unbelievable we're here now, so many series later. How do you describe

:46:16.:46:23.

Len Goodman? The perfect gentleman. Let is brilliant, clever, kind.

:46:24.:46:28.

Really good fun. Bites at the screen. The perfect gent. He

:46:29.:46:35.

commands authority. Has an aura about him. Very, very down-to-earth,

:46:36.:46:41.

no-nonsense. That is what I like about him.

:46:42.:46:51.

He has the passion for the knowledge but here's a great entertainer as

:46:52.:46:52.

well. He brings joy to people. They were

:46:53.:46:55.

fantastic. That is why people love him.

:46:56.:47:00.

You want all the judges to like you, but you want Len to love you. He is

:47:01.:47:05.

the man you want to impress. He is the person you look to for the big

:47:06.:47:10.

moments. Fantastic choreography. Getting a

:47:11.:47:15.

ten from Len feel so special. To get a ten from Len is what it is all

:47:16.:47:20.

about. He actually gave me a standing

:47:21.:47:24.

ovation, that was one of the best feelings.

:47:25.:47:27.

If you know you're not going to get a ten, you would really like a

:47:28.:47:32.

seven. I love him. He has the best

:47:33.:47:38.

one-liners. I'm going to pickle my walnuts. Winner, winner, chicken

:47:39.:47:47.

dinner! A go! Such a character. A gem of a performance.

:47:48.:47:55.

He is a ballroom genius. I think Len sums up Strictly Come Dancing. For

:47:56.:48:00.

me, he will be sorely missed. It has been amazing and I have made

:48:01.:48:04.

not only a fantastic colleague but a very, very good friend. You are

:48:05.:48:09.

extraordinarily and I will miss you. From the bottom of our hearts, we

:48:10.:48:13.

love you. You will always be a part of this

:48:14.:48:18.

family, we will miss you every week. Thank you for the lattice, thank you

:48:19.:48:22.

for the memories. I love you, we will miss you.

:48:23.:48:28.

I am going to miss our giggles, but fingers crossed I get to dance with

:48:29.:48:32.

you on that dance floor again. CHEERING

:48:33.:48:44.

They won't stop, I don't blame them. CHEERING

:48:45.:49:04.

Len, thank you so much. We'll miss you terribly, what will

:49:05.:49:05.

you miss most about Strictly? I will miss everything about the

:49:06.:49:17.

show. I promise you. I will miss just turning up and the anticipation

:49:18.:49:22.

of what is going to occur. I will miss what I consider the three best

:49:23.:49:28.

judges on television on any of these type of shows. Being close to the

:49:29.:49:34.

band and listening to the fabulous singers. I will miss you. I think

:49:35.:49:38.

the whole thing, it is like a big machine with cogs. And every cog has

:49:39.:49:44.

to work to make the whole thing happen. You know, we will miss you,

:49:45.:49:51.

Len, you would miss any of the cogs, that is what makes Strictly into

:49:52.:49:56.

Strictly. I will miss it all. Thank you so much, Len.

:49:57.:49:58.

You've given us so many unforgettable moments

:49:59.:50:00.

over the past 14 series, but what's your stand-out moment?

:50:01.:50:04.

With a classic ballroom routine for our classic ballroom boy -

:50:05.:50:10.

Len, this is just for you - please welcome our

:50:11.:50:12.

# May each day in the week be a good day

:50:13.:50:28.

# And may all of your hopes turn to wishes

:50:29.:50:48.

May all of your daydreams be memories.

:50:49.:51:00.

# Bay all of your memories be sweet. # The weeks turn two months.

:51:01.:51:08.

# And the months into years. The ruck there will be sadness and joy.

:51:09.:51:17.

# There will be laughter and tears. # But one thing I prayed, to heaven

:51:18.:51:25.

above. # May each of your days be a day

:51:26.:51:30.

full of love. # May each day in the year

:51:31.:51:38.

be a good day # May each dawn find you

:51:39.:51:40.

happy and gay # And may all of your

:51:41.:51:45.

days be as lovely # As the one you shared

:51:46.:51:54.

with me today # May each day of your life

:51:55.:52:03.

be a good day Thank you to our amazing

:52:04.:52:13.

professional dancers. They'll be back on the floor very

:52:14.:52:49.

soon for a massive group number That was so beautiful. Wasn't it?

:52:50.:53:08.

Thank you, Len. APPLAUSE

:53:09.:53:22.

CHEERING You are a gentleman.

:53:23.:53:24.

We met them back back in September, when the pros returned

:53:25.:53:27.

from Planet Strictly and were paired up with their brand new partners.

:53:28.:53:29.

And I think they all agree their time on the show has

:53:30.:53:32.

It is quite nice to be back. Like coming home. That first day standing

:53:33.:53:48.

behind the rocket, waiting to be revealed. I was so nervous. Just

:53:49.:53:53.

before it took off I turned to Lesley and said, is it too late to

:53:54.:53:58.

promote? And then the rocket went up.

:53:59.:54:01.

It just felt like a dream, is this really happening? Are we really

:54:02.:54:04.

doing this? People were cheering us, we had to

:54:05.:54:10.

do a catwalk procession. You had press,.

:54:11.:54:18.

That is what it felt like, you were actually on the show. It was the

:54:19.:54:21.

most magical, sparkling experience of my life. Such an incredible buzz,

:54:22.:54:25.

the anticipation, who would you be partnered with?

:54:26.:54:31.

I thought, who will play Pammy with? Oksana! I had an intuitive sense

:54:32.:54:40.

that we would hit it off. AJ! Being paired with Janette was the best

:54:41.:54:45.

thing about the show for me. When I got Anton I leapt in the air and

:54:46.:54:53.

landed, luckily, he caught me. Started dancing! I really loved the

:54:54.:54:58.

training. You became enthralled in wanting to learn these dancers.

:54:59.:55:03.

Trying to retrain your feet. My body did not know what had hit it. Sweat

:55:04.:55:10.

in my eyes. Ridiculous. I learned very early that dancing was as much

:55:11.:55:15.

about what you don't move as what you do. There is so much more to

:55:16.:55:19.

dancing when you realise. I was terrified on the first live

:55:20.:55:24.

show, I did not know what to expect, the lights and the audience, a bit

:55:25.:55:32.

daunting. Breathe deeply and concentrate. This is it. Showtime!

:55:33.:55:37.

It was the most crazy, extraordinary and deliciously frightening

:55:38.:55:41.

experience I could ever remember. I will enjoy every single moment. A

:55:42.:55:48.

brilliant, brilliant sensation. One I will remember forever. Those 90

:55:49.:55:53.

seconds of dancing, no one can ever take away from you. I was really

:55:54.:55:58.

quite scared of going in front of the judges, I remember the fear.

:55:59.:56:02.

Once you have rehearsed for a whole week you do not want to hear

:56:03.:56:05.

anything negative. That is a site I don't think I ever

:56:06.:56:10.

wish to see again. Craik was tough but there was always

:56:11.:56:14.

a twinkle in his eye. Bruno makes you feel so at ease. You would bring

:56:15.:56:23.

the dead back to life! Eagle-eyed Len knows everything, the ballroom

:56:24.:56:27.

expert. At the end of the waltz, Darcey said, get into character and

:56:28.:56:32.

performed the dance. Two weeks later I had a green face. Theme weeks are

:56:33.:56:38.

what makes Strictly Come Dancing. Movie Week was great fun, I was a

:56:39.:56:45.

spy. Halloween week was amazing. The costumes, colour and atmosphere were

:56:46.:56:49.

extraordinary. Plus I got to come down on a wire, it is the most fun I

:56:50.:56:54.

have pretty much ever had. Strictly is a roller-coaster, highs and lows.

:56:55.:57:05.

Probably the most difficult thing on the show is dancing off against

:57:06.:57:07.

someone you have loved seeing grow. I don't think anybody can prepare

:57:08.:57:09.

for the red light. The dance-off is so hard, you want

:57:10.:57:14.

to do as well as you can stay in this incredible competition.

:57:15.:57:17.

I always knew our time would run out, I could never match the quality

:57:18.:57:22.

of the guys in the final. I never knew how much doing Strictly

:57:23.:57:28.

was going to end in meaning to me. Never did I expect to love dance,

:57:29.:57:32.

that has been, for me, the most incredible change.

:57:33.:57:38.

You can't beat that. My Strictly experience was everything and more

:57:39.:57:41.

than I thought it would be. An experience like no other. I'm so

:57:42.:57:47.

pleased I took part, it has made me more confident as a person.

:57:48.:57:52.

Strictly has reminded me that however difficult something maybe,

:57:53.:57:55.

if you invest all your passion you can succeed in anything. It has been

:57:56.:58:03.

an amazing reminder. It has been very joyous, something I

:58:04.:58:07.

am grateful to have been part of. I learned to dance, I laughed, I

:58:08.:58:11.

loved it and would not have missed it for the world. Exciting. Sparkly.

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Exhilarating. Incredible. Just incredible.

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Three months ago, we confused 15 celebrities with talk of kicks,

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They listened, they learned, and now they're back.

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Please welcome, for one final time...

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We'll announce your winner in just a few moments' time.

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And while this series will soon come to an end,

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we do have something very special for you on Christmas Day.

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Hello and welcome to Strictly Come Dancing. The Christmas Special.

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Merry Christmas! It promises to be a blockbuster of a

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show! Bring on the pigs in blankets! I have got to say you got my bed

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balls bouncing! Gorka, I'm here! Please welcome Matt

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Goss! Amazing. Yes!

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Don't miss that on Christmas Day at 6:45pm.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. Ed Balls, you even capable? When you

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walk down the street, do people shout, just do Gangnam. They do it

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in the playground, the station, it is wonderful. The show is made by

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the people at home and vote and join in and they love it and we love it

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enjoying it so much, such a special experience, thank you. Thank you so

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much. When a lot of people finish the show, they say, I'm going to

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continue to dance and they've an enormous leap. But you have

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continued! Thank you to Strictly and Aljaz, I will dance every day for

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the rest of my life! It is sweet to have totally taken it on. 100%, I

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love it so much and I can't live a day without dancing any more, I

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really can't, so thank you. Thank you so much. Tameka, are you happy

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with the finalists? We have missed you so much, can you stay here every

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day? I'm available, we could work it out, guys! Let me tell you, the

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final is so, I can't find the right words right now. Good, that is one

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word! But the energy is so good. But we are in it together! We are, and I

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have said the camaraderie is extraordinary. I'm not making it up,

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you two, you have started going on holiday together! Together on

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Christmas Day! That is the beauty of the show, you get close as a group

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and we had the opportunity to go on holiday together and we had a good

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time! Everybody is invited! Were going! Strictly love!

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We will soon find out whether you have chosen Ore,

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Louise or Danny as your Strictly champion, but here's our judges'

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This series has been fantastic. The most unpredictable, surprising,

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entertaining Strictly ever! The standard of dancing is

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absolutely unbelievable! Danny, the ultimate showman. What a

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dance delight. Danny boy! The amount of detail that has gone into their

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dances is outstanding. The charleston and Blackpool. The acting

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and the telling the story, I adored that. You could not even tell he was

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not one of the professionals. Spectacular levels. Full of fun and

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entertainment. Danny is the only guy that has ever had a 40 for a samba.

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It was a masterclass in how to deliver the best technique.

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It had to be four tens. Ten! Louise, great dancer, wonderful

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musicality. She has this lovely, natural charm about her. She looks

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so graceful. There is an elegance. Louise was not very confident in the

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beginning. And the nerves were just, you could see her covered in them.

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I'm shaking! And then she did one routine that just changed

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everything. She did the Argentine tango and we

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saw a different lady on the dance floor! She showed personality, she

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was doing the kicks and the flicks. They proved they deserve a place in

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the final. In week ten, we had a beautiful

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waltz and you saw she had the confidence to perform on her own.

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She has grown into a really fantastic dancer.

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Ore was a surprise. For someone that has never trained before, to have

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that amount of technique is extraordinary. His emotional

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commitment is outstanding. What I love the Ore, he goes out and he

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just gives it everything. Great technique, great musicality. He

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always nail is not just the dance, but a different character.

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Suave, slightly cheeky magical character. Ore's jive, one of the

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best I have seen on Strictly. Everybody went mad for it. That was

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when I thought, you have a chance of getting to the final.

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The final three deserve to be there because they are extraordinary. They

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all have something very special to give. All of them really could have

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been the win as any other season. If I have got to leave after any

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If I have got to leave after any series, I'm so glad it is this one.

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Hundreds of hours in the training room, three months of performing

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live all boil down to this one moment.

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Who will be the winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2016?

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The votes have been counted and independently verified

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and I can now reveal the Strictly Come Dancing

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I know! I don't want to make it worse. Look at your mum and dad!

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Look at your mum's face. Joanne, congratulations! Can you speak? Come

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forward. How does it feel? You are champions.

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OK, before you left the Glitterball, let's talk to the runners-up, Louise

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and Kevin, congratulations, you made it this far.

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Your sister is the winner. How much have you loved it? It has been

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incredible, amazing experience, everyone is amazing. I have made

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amazing friends and had the pleasure of watching my family here every

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week and I love you all very much. And the pleasure of dancing with

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Kevin. Thank you, let's hear it for Louise and Kevin. And now our other

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runners-up, Danny and Oti, you came so close and you have done such an

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incredible job and entertained everybody. Have you enjoyed

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yourself? I have made no secret about this being one of the best

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experiences of my life. It is incredible, so glad I have done it

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and met this woman, she has brought the best out of me, things I never

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thought I could do in a billion years and I'm so grateful to

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everybody who voted and the entire Strictly family. And the

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professionals have been so amazing! You've been wonderful, thank you so

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much. Before we make this official and

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hand over this trophy, Ore, can you speak? Would you like to say

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anything to Joanne? I love you with all of my heart. I'm so speechless,

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I just wanted to say thank you. I want to say thank you for everything

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that you have given me. You are the most incredible person. This has

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been the most incredible experience of my life, I have learned to dance,

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I have made a best friend, I have been on the show that I love for 12

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years. Every single one of you... I know you are watching. Happy

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birthday, France! Make up, the hair, the judges, Len. Claudia, Tess. And

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this is for you. Thank you. I'm speechless. I just can't believe...

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Just thank you for working so hard and you have become a dancer.

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You are a dancer! So sweet! We have greater pleasure in presenting the

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Glitterball Trophy to Ore and Joanne! Your Strictly Come Dancing

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Champions! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.

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A huge thank you to all our amazing couples, to our wonderful judges.

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Len, we are going to miss you and we wish you all

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And, of course, thank you to every single one

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Don't forget, we'll all be back for our Christmas special

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on Christmas Day at 6:45pm on BBC One.

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And all that's left is for us to say a big congratulations

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For one last dance, it is Ore and Joanne!

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Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman invite you to join them for the Strictly Come Dancing grand final. The three remaining couples perform three dances as they battle to be crowned champions of Strictly 2016. They have to deliver a spectacular showdance and reprise one of their routines from the series, chosen by the judges. In a final bid for viewer votes, each couple performs the routine they hope will secure them victory.

While the judges comment on and score the performances, it is for guidance only as it's all down to the viewers' vote to decide who will be the winning couple. Plus a performance from Emeli Sande, the Strictly celebrities of 2016 return for one last group performance, and Strictly says goodbye to head judge Len Goodman in the most spectacular fashion.