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.
Fantastic. Months of strenuous training comes down to this, the
final week. Three celebrities with gruelling schedules have never had
it so tough. Just finished our first date's training of final week. It
Takes Two. It is the final. Really nervous. Not only have we got three
dancers, there is loads of press and media. It doesn't stop! No! That is
a day of rehearsal Don. Absolutely crazy week. It is nonstop. These are
our brilliant finalists. It is the fear of what might happen. It is
indescribable. I'm so proud to be there. Being in the final of the
show just was not even an option. It was the realisation of a dream.
Louise, Ore, Danny, one of them will be your champion tonight.
I can't believe how far I have come. All the hard work has come down to
this. Months of training. I can do this.
I'm ready. This is it. This year. The Glitterball Trophy. Could be
mine... And now please welcome... Danny.
Louise. And Ore!
2016 Strictly Come Dancing finalists!
Live from the BBC, this is Strictly Come Dancing the Grand Final!
Hello and welcome to Strictly Come Dancing.
Thank you to our professional dancers and finalists for that
That's what you call arriving in style.
Back in September, the days were long, the sun was shining,
and 15 celebrities took their first tentative steps onto this floor.
And after four months of blood, sweat and spray tans,
Tonight, one of them will be crowned Strictly Come Dancing Champion 2016!
But first, our three finalists must dance three times.
So strap yourselves in and get ready for a huge night of dance.
Also tonight, we have a performance from the amazing Emeli Sande.
Plus, we'll be reuniting the Class of 2016 for one final
Casting an eye over the Grand Final are these wonderful four.
Tonight, they'll be scoring, but those scores
Your votes alone will decide which couple will be crowned this
year's Strictly winners at the end of the show.
Our finalists are backstage, focused, ready and raring to go.
TV presenter and singer Louise Redknapp and her
BBC sports presenter Ore Oduba and his partner, Joanne Clifton.
Actor Danny Mac and his partner, Oti Mabuse.
Every one of them has topped the leaderboard.
Every one of them is dreaming of lifting
First, our couples will perform a dance chosen by the judges.
It's a routine they've done before that the judges
After they've all danced once, we'll open the vote, so you can
Their second dance is something that we've looked
Our finalists will be pulling out all the stops to blow us away
And for their third and final dance, our couples will perform their very
And dancing first for your votes is Ore and his partner, Joanne.
The dance the judges have chosen for them to perform again is that
unforgettable American Smooth to 'Singin' In The Rain'.
We know we'd love to see it again, let's find out why
It still feels so strange to say it, but we are in the final!
It was a fantastic dance! Last Saturday night, it will go down as
one of these best nights in my life. We are in the final! Look at you
two, Ore and Joanne, congratulations. You've been a
revelation. Your talent as a dancer is incredible. We have chosen for
you to repeat that amazing American smooth.
The foxtrot. Really? Are you kidding? I'm not kidding. I remember
it was Gene Kellie, fabulous! The first time you did it, it was only
weeks three and you got 35. All the dances that we have chosen, we think
you will have the potential to get ten across the board. My only advice
is to maintain your frame, this is the bit where you were slightly
leaning over Jo. Keep the lovely wide elbows and beautiful posture,
correct footwork. Only perfection is going to do if you are going to win
this competition. I really feel like we can smash this
one out of the park! Out lot is riding on this dance.
Back then, we only come only, got 35. They gave constructive criticism
and we are working really hard to try to perfect their stance because
we've got to get this one and gone. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.
Dancing the American Smooth, Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton.
And what a dance! I think you are happy with that.
This four months has been the biggest honour, beyond both our
wildest dreams. This day has been incredible, I can't believe that
reception, thank you so much! It is amazing! Soak it up.
While you two take it all in, please welcome our superb live singers...
And, of course, Dave Arch and his brilliant orchestra!
You couldn't hear me Ore. I was screaming the whole way through it.
You are... No, I was. You are the boy that brings joy. You were
Singin' in the Rain but my thoughts were only of happiness. Honestly, I
thought it was such a greater number before. You have taken great to an
even greater place. It was brilliant. I love it! Bruno? Fasten
your seat belts, it will be a fantastic night. We are off on a
high. It was such a beautifully crafted tribute to Gene Kelly, but
what I liked about it was it was not an imitation, it was true to the
spirit of a great start but your personality and your talent really
shone through, your cheeky charm. You put so much of yourself into it,
and yet it was true to the brief and a great American Smooth foxtrot as
well. Spot-on. APPLAUSE
Did his frame make you happier that time around, Craig?
Yes, the frame was vastly improved this time. And also you were much
higher up on your toes, which I noticed, but I also noticed you did
not appoint your foot on some sections. It is the final. You have
style, you have substance, it was sophisticated, it was polished and,
you know what, I think you are a miracle. I really do. That is a
miracle, him giving you a compliment!
Darcey? Ore, Joanne, I wish I could play it on rewind. In week three I
said it took my breath away, you made me gasp again. It is heaven.
How you capture the style, the understanding you have on the dance
floor, it all came together and you have pulled it off again. Thank you.
CHEERING It is the final!
The whole gang is back to support you, huge congratulations. When you
first did the dance, Gene Kelly's widow Patricia got into urged to say
that she loved it, she is here this evening. It is an absolute honour
for us. And I believe you have dinner...
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. Patricia, thank you for joining us,
it must have been wonderful for you guys to meet. It is hard to top this
experience, it has been an honour and privilege and I have made best
friends on this show, to have Patricia here and to do this
number... You describe it. 39. Each judge went up a mug, you
had to be happy? Amazing. -- each judge went up a mark.
Remember, those scores are for guidance only.
Tonight, your votes alone will decide the winners.
And if your winners are Ore and Joanne, all the details
are on your screen now, and the vote will open
after all three of our couples have danced once.
Terms and conditions coming up later.
But for now, if you are going to vote online,
Do that by going to the website address on screen.
If you are going to vote by phone, please do not call yet,
as the vote is not open, your vote won't count
Our next finalists to take to the floor are Louise
The judges have chosen her Cha-Cha to 'Flashdance' from Movie Week.
Ten weeks on, she's doing it again - and she's hoping the sequel will be
I just feel incredibly grateful to still be in the competition. Stunt
to have been saved by the public, because I was joint bottom in the
Leader Board. In my head, I was very unsure of what would happen. To get
the opportunity to dance in the final, I can't believe it, I think I
am still in shock. Welcome, my darlings, I bet you are both dying
to know what we have chosen. It is from week three, the cha-cha-cha.
The cha-cha-cha! Outcomes the leotard!
That was not your highest mark but you won the cha-cha-cha Lynch, when
you dance that, we could see such an enormous improvement. This is what
we are after, you get movements when your hip action is to reflect. We
want to see that quality of hip action throughout the dance. -- your
hip action is to refix. You are both capable of maximum points on this.
If you pull this off you could be getting a ten from Len. You have
everything within you to deliver a scorching performance. Good luck, go
for it. I think the cha-cha is quite hard to
understand with accounts and the straight legs. It will be good to
get back out there and get the technique right. I don't know what I
am more scared of, the straight legs or the leotard. It can't be anything
less than perfect. Dancing the Cha-Cha-Cha,
Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton. MUSIC: "Flashdance...
What A Feeling" What a feeling! What a feeling! Yes,
you are in the final. You asked for a scorching
performance. Oh, welcome back, Louise. Scorching
hot! And quite saucy tonight, all saucy on me. More saucy than ever.
The saucier the better. It was like a flashback into the 80s with a
feel-good factor. But apart from that, the cha-cha-cha it self, it
was actually extremely well-placed, precise to, clean, well executed.
Looking good, feeling great! It took me back to the 80s, darling,
too when I did this in a bit in my drag act.
I have to agree, the hip action has come on noticeably. Particularly in
the time sets as well. Technically, so much better. That has happened
largely due to your confidence, that has grown so much over the
programme. So well done. Darcey? We must remember this year
has been such a strong competition, and you are in the final, the only
And you deserve it, Louise, you certainly do. You fall into that
style with such natural ease, it is a joy to watch because you never
overdo it. It is very subtle, you're hip action, how you glance through
your head back, the detail, the energy, it is all that and the
confidence is losing. Len? Firstly, I was very impressed
at the start. You are right there on your own, cha-cha is funny, you are
on the second beta, for a celebrity to pick out the second beta is a
tough job, but few went, right on time. Lots of celebrities and their
professional partners disguise stuff with a fringe and frilly skirts, you
were very exposed. And yet you're hip action was pressed, sharp, a
red-hot cha-cha from a red-hot Redknapp.
Well done. I love you, Len! I can't wait to see the red-hot Redknapp
showdown! It's their show dance next,
and we're all looking Your first dance of the final, they
are so right about confidence. I remember this, week three, you were
like, can I borrow a towel, it is mortifying, and in the final you are
like... Boom! Did you love it? Yes, I feel really grateful to be,
everybody has been so amazing this season, to still be standing here I
feel really lucky. I just wanted to make the most bit and do it us all.
If you want Louise and Kevin to win Strictly Come Dancing, all
So you can vote for them when the vote opens,
after all our couples have danced once.
Dancing next is Danny and his partner, Oti.
When he first performed this routine in Week Four,
the judges thought it was pure class - and he scored four nines.
Can he turn pure class into perfection and
The whole semifinal week was the hardest week. It is tough doing the
two dancers, you have so much going through your week.
You have worked nonstop for the past three months to get to the final.
And to get their means you have to fight one more time. But this time
against somebody that you absolutely love.
Both couples were worth tens, but the couple but had a small edge
was... Danny and Oti. I was so, so happy
but it broke my hoard -- hard to put Claudia out, genuinely.
Congratulations on getting through to the final.
Week four, your dance was the quickstep, and we would love to see
you dance it again. Yes! The reason we wanted to see
this again was that you scored 36, and I think you are capable of
maximum points. You had the style, you set the scene
so beautifully and the choreography, technically, incredibly difficult.
And you were delicious in underlying those wonderful subtleties.
Keep that going. And keep the feeling of Fred Astaire going.
I can't wait! Because it is the final, everything has to be better.
We had to be light on our feet. There will be a lot riding on this.
We definitely need to go out, think back to how fun it was and enjoy it.
Dancing the Quickstep, Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse.
Such showmanship! I saw your dress got caught up. These things happen.
The dance-off last week and the final this week.
Your first of three dances in the final.
I love that dance, I enjoyed it the first time and I did so much that
time. Whatever happens, I'm so happy to be here and it was so nice to do
that again. Craig, what did you think? Timing on
the first pendulum was a bit out. And the promenade section coming
down here, it just went. It was a shame because I was really hoping
and praying that it was going to be absolutely fantastic. But apart from
that, it was bright and lively and elegant and you are a first-class
tonne sub. And you make a wonderful partnership. Darcey. I loved this
stands when I first saw it and I still love it. It's a shame you made
that mistake but this is the competition. It is so hard on me get
this point. But my goodness, the speed, at your composure in your
upper body, it is the most beautiful choreography, Oti, thank you.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. Even with those tiny mistakes, as you said,
you are a superb dancer. Thank you. I do have two more
chances tonight. You are a superb dancers. And the
standard of dancing he produced throughout this competition has been
the catalyst to make everyone else dance better. You have set the bar,
your standard of dance is the one that everyone is aiming for. I'm so
disappointed, you did so many nice things. I moaned about too much
conducting, you cut out half of that. You did everything to possibly
please me. But it is live and it is here. There was a pretty big mistake
going on. But you are fantastic, Danny. You truly are!
These things happen. Bruno. Danny, let's forget about that, you have
another two dances, this is in the past. Focus on what you have. You
are one of the best show men we have ever seen. You deliver performances
at 110%, keep doing that. Your technique is spotless! You went
wrong, forget about it, come back and show us what you are made of
because you've got it! Yes!
Danny and Oti! We thought it was absolutely beautiful, can you talk
about the mistake? What happened? I don't know what went wrong, I
thought it was in my body, I will have to watch it back. Maybe forget
that and replay it on YouTube! That is an excellent idea. We made
this in March! You trying so hard, how difficult was it to put three
dancers in this week? It was tough because we worked on the Show Dance
first because that was the brand-new dance. Picking up the old ones was
fun and there are certain bits in your body you are so grateful of,
but that was a long time ago. I know, it was in February.
If Danny and Oti are your champions, then vote for them.
All the information you need is on your screen now.
And the vote opens in just a few moments' time.
All our couples have danced their first dance,
so let's take a look at where that leaves them on the leaderboard.
Currently, Ore and Joanne at the top with 39, followed by Louise and
Kevin with 38, and at the bottom with 36, Danny and Oti.
But remember, those scores are for guidance.
But first, let me read the Terms and Conditions!
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Please get the billpayer's permission before you call.
Or alternatively, you can vote online for free
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The vote closes later, and we will be announcing the winner
Please don't try to vote if you're watching On Demand.
As it's the final, we've got a proper superstar to open the vote.
I give you the one and only Len Goodman!
Remember, our couples still have two more dances to perform,
To help you decide, here's a reminder of
their first performances, and the all-important
Vote online or from your mobile, to vote for Ore and Joanne.
For Louise and Kevin, vote online or from your mobile...
And to vote for Danny and Oti, vote online, or from your mobile...
I know, I'm just lowering it into position now.
First up with their show dance are Ore and his partner, Joanne.
The show dance is an opportunity for our celebrities to showcase
everything they've learnt over the series.
Our second stands tonight is a Show Dance. Jo has choreographed routine
and it is big and it is bold. I want to show off every skill that he has
mastered throughout this series. There is Quickstep, there is some
jive and even Viennese waltz, I have pulled out all the stops.
This year, Claudia and I could not wait to see the Showdances so we
went to see how they were getting on.
Let's do the conga! Hello! What you want the public to
get out of watching your show dance? I would love to show them what we
have gone through. What are you most worried about during this routine?
Genuinely worried about falling from a height.
You dancing on a platform? Platforms. If we slip up, there is
no coming back! Get comfortable. We've got a show
dance! Fantastic! So good! You are so
brave, so many things could go wrong potentially!
Good luck! CU for the show dance! Pot that elbow down, what is that?
He throws everything at it, it matters so much to him.
I need a lie down. Delighted. They loved it. This is
the best showcase of what migratory and I bring together. With it being
the final, it you have to go big, but there is no room for a slip-up!
Dancing their Show dance, Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton.
What did you not put in there, it was superb! And you didn't fall, so
relieved! And the banister! The reaction in this room was just
incredible! And well deserved. Thank you!
Did that showcase how much he's grown as a dancer, Darcey?
Well, a round of applause. I have to say that was fun, that was fast and
classic. My cup of tea! When you got up and you were beating out that
rhythm on those drums, that was so difficult. And you were able to
glance at the camera, how you didn't miss one of those! It was close! It
was excellent. I loved the highlights from all the dances you
have done over the competition. They appeared in so many special spots
and they brought back great memories. You did that with such
class, I'm so impressed, well done! We all are! Is saw the one on the
left! Len. Who could ask for anything
more? CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. Standing
ovation. From Len. From novice to this, Bruno.
Exceeding all expectations. A different class altogether. It was a
ballroom -based extravaganza mixing all the best of classic Hollywood,
the glitz and glamour and Broadway. I'm totally razzle-dazzle by it!
Craig? It was like an advanced aerobics step class, that. I am
blown away. I had to say, the cross-section of steps was just
brilliant. Hitch cakes, stabbing, the charleston, it was all in there
and it was brilliant. -- hedge kicks, stepping. Thank you, judges.
Ore and Joanne, well done. When we came to see the show dance we were
like, what? You're making him jump from tiny round things. You must
have been, Jo, let's not do that? You have to run with Jo Clifton,
there is nothing better at choreographed thing a ballroom show
dance. I have fallen in love with this girl, her creativity, her
dedication, her patients and just everything. I had to say, all the
information for all of finalists is on screen, please keep voting. It is
on there, we just put it up. I love your parents, there were shots of
them, they were crying. Your dad flew back early. They must just be
so incredibly proud. Your wife was sobbing. It has been amazing for
you? It has been the best gifts. My dad
wasn't going to come back from Nigeria before Christmas, it is
Christmas come early. This whole experience, I can't believe it. I
turned up in the show a stone yet back in August, she tells me
everyday, I have this suit on... You look like a supermodel.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. And 810 from Craig! Well done. Very well done.
Danny and Oti show-dance with a mirror.
I'm sure he'll have an excellent frame!
We have seen the first perfect score of the final.
Next up and hoping to win your votes is Louise and her partner, Kevin.
For their show dance, they'll be performing
to Whitney Houston's 'One Moment In Time'.
And if it helps Louise win the Glitterball Trophy.
it will be a moment in time she'll never forget.
Our show dance will be the story of Kiwis's journey on Strycova come
dancing. She has gone from being not very confident at the beginning to
losing all of their innovations, I want Louise to show that she can
dance that kind of abandoned. With the show dance there is a lot of
pressure, people want to see what you are really good at. There are no
rules, you can do whatever you like. As normal, Kevin does not come up
with an easy routine. We have lots of lifts, which we have not done of
in this series. It is full of danger. We are taking risks, I did
not want to pay its say. Kevin has given me so much, I would like on
Saturday for him to be really proud. We did not want to play it safe.
We are having a sneak preview. Hello!
What are you trying to get across in the show dance? We wanted to be
emotional, it is quite lyrical. Darcey loves this side of you. We
can't wait to see it. Let's see it. Beautiful!
This is nice! I love a good lift in a show dance.
How many finals, four so far? Will it be his first win?
No pressure, Louise! It is the final, I just had to go out and
smash it on Saturday night. Dancing their Show Dance,
Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton, Louise and Kevin!
So much riding on these dancers tonight.
What do you think, Len? One moment in time, Louise I am sure this is
one moment in time you will never forget, the night you danced in the
final of Strictly Come Dancing and performed with so much confidence,
so much style. Terrific lifts, dancing right on the edge. It was
knockout. Well done. Lots of risky lifts,
Bruno? The best lift was the one you gave
to my heart. Not just dancing, that is being with your heart. Every bit
of the way, so expressive, so touching, so moving. All your best
qualities right there on show. The fluidity, the joy of dance. That is
what it is all about. That is what it is all about, my darling. Great?
Google very expressive and emotive. I had a problem with the final bit,
because the new macro does not lower to the foot. You had to make sure
that the foot is out, not like a sickle. But what a routine.
Ballroom, classical, modern, contemporary, I absolutely loved it.
I really, really lived. -- loved it. Kevin showing off how lyrical and
fluid you are, how you show that through your body. It could have
been quite daring to certainly wear soft ballet shoes, suddenly to
change from wearing heels, but it made you more expressive, it's made
you feel the floor and how you moved across and how you were in the
beautiful arms of Kevin. It was touching and emotional.
Go and get ready for your Argentine Tango next.
The information for all three couples is on your screen right now.
You made Bruno cry! Bless him. It was very touching, and your face
when you did that running, I am sure it is not called running...! You
look so happy, so full of joy. I am really happy to be here. So relieved
to get him into the final? I was so petrified we would not.
I love your husband Jamie, who was like, please don't Barry is me, then
he was on It Takes To this week, sobbing. -- please don't embarrass
me. Everybody is loving it. Plus the cast of 2016 take to the
floor for one final time. Get ready for gymnastics, facial choreography
and a spot of Gangnam Style. Dancing next, in a bid to be
crowned your champion, Danny and his partner,
Oti. Over the series, Danny has topped
the leaderboard more than any other finalist,
scoring two perfect 40s on the way. So expectations are high for
a spectacular show dance tonight. Our second dance of the night will
be the show dance. Anything goes, no rules, we will push the limits,
because that is what O2 does. The show dance is a combination between
Argentine tango, paso and contemporary dance. It has every
right to be the most incredible dance of the night. I just really,
really hope I can get there and bring that for her.
We are about to go and see Danny and Oti's showdowns.
How are you, guys? Tess and Claudia came to visit us, which was
brilliant. It was so lovely to see them out of the studio. It starts
off with him being shy and not able to find himself on the show until
the end, when he is the man that he is today. It is really intense,
really fiery. Fire rears good. Would you mind if we watched? I don't
mind. It is nerve wracking having them in, the training room is such a
safe environment, but you could not have two more positive people in the
room, at the same time. Don't drop! They are so in sync.
Nice! It feels like set a day night is just around the corner. Dramatic
but heartfelt, it showcased everything you do so well. The
expectation is so high, I don't want to let Oti down. It has to be
perfect. Dancing their Show Dance,
Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse. The Mac is back!
CHEERING The Mac is back!
You said you wanted The Mac is back!
firework of passion! The intensity, Everything you do has a meaning.
Everything makes sense. It is perfectly fitted to
Everything makes sense. It is what did you think, Craig?
Two words, totally brilliant! CHEERING AND
Two words, totally brilliant! like a stand-off between you, a
great mix of like a stand-off between you, a
was clean, the timing. But fabulously wild at
well done. We enjoyed the magic.
The vote is still open, and the information for all three
You can keep voting until the vote closes later in the show.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. They are screaming for you up here!
Your fiance, she didn't breed throughout. She is sitting with your
mother and your grandma who were like that... Oti, that choreography,
did you go, we will be banking a mirror? I will jump through it, it
is quite intense. Is that what you wanted? All of that, I wanted the
fire and the drama that he has inside him. Not a what people see
that in the series. Yes, he is so smiley. He is so passionate and
intense anti-enjoys being here and I love working with him. Well done.
Ten! Yes! Congratulations, well done. I tell you what, thank
goodness, otherwise these guys would have gone down and they would have
hurt the judges! Very well done. Each of our couples have
performed two routines, and they all have one to go -
their favourite of the series. Before that, let's have a look
at the leaderboard. At the top, Ore and Joanne, with a
joint score of 79 and joint second, Louise and Kevin and Danny and Oti,
But don't forget, that is only a guide.
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The vote closes later and we will be announcing your winner
Please don't try to vote if you're watching On Demand.
Remember, our couples still have one more dance to perform,
To help you decide, here's a reminder of their
first two performances, and the all-important
More dancing still to come, when each of our couples
perform their favourite routine from the past 13 weeks.
Every one of them has their eye on the Glitterball Trophy tonight,
and here is why it would mean so much to win.
I have loved every single second of this entire Strictly adventure. My
life has changed because of the show. When I look back, I can't
believe what we had been through to get here.
Being in Strictly, I think I have learned is to be more fearless. I
used to sit at home and think, I don't know how anybody has got the
nerve to go out and do that live on a Saturday night. To dance in front
of millions of people on the TV is something so exhilarating!
You go through so many different emotions while you are doing
Strictly. Physically, mentally, emotionally, you invest everything
in the show. All of that effort has finally paid off and we are here, in
with a shout of lifting the Glitterball Trophy.
I would love to win Strictly because I think he deserves to win it more
than anybody! It would be the best way of thanking the best dance
partner I could ask for for everything she has given me. The
lift that Glitterball with Oti would just mean the world to me. If I got
to win the Glitterball Trophy, it would have pride of place on the
Christmas dinner table! I definitely think that is something you would
want to tell the grandchildren about. It would be the greatest
achievement of my life. It would be something I'm proud of for ever.
It would mean so much to all three of our finalists.
And they have just one last chance to win your votes.
First to perform their favourite routine of the series
is Ore and his partner, Joanne.
This Jive scored them 39 out of 40 first time
Can they improve on that score and possibly run
I knew I was going to enjoy this, but I could not have imagined I
would enjoy it as much as I have. This series of Strictly for me has
been absolutely incredible. I didn't know that I could achieve the things
that I have done. I watched some of our performances back and you almost
think, who is that guy? Seeing his progress from a non-dancer to this
moment is unbelievable for me. Movies week was when my Strictly
dream really came to life. When we dance it, you could feel there was
magic. I'm astounded how good that was!
Need in the rain was when the dream was realised, Jive was when it was
blown out of the water. He just went out there and he absolutely smashed
it, which I'm very proud about. A star is born! Is to get the three
tenors, cue the a gain! -- tens. It is not nice being in the
dance-off, it is devastating. This thing that you now love could be
gone. Just like that. But you have to go through the lows to appreciate
Baha'is. Having this experience with Joel on my side has made it even
more special -- to appreciate Baha'is. I had no idea that I would
make one of the best friends I have in the world. Ore is one of the
kindest and sweetest people I have ever met in my entire life. I have
found an absolute best friend forever will stop it has just been
incredible. He has been wonderful. You could not
do this without the support of the people closest to you. If it was not
for my wife, I would not have been able to do this.
Ore makes me so proud because he works so hard, he really amazes me
every single week. I'm the proudest wife. You are amazing and I love you
so, so much. I'm so glad that we get to do this
Jive a gain. We know what it takes to get 39 so we are going to put
everything into getting that extra mark. It is our last dance together.
We have had moments to savour but I really want this to be one we never,
ever forget. Come here!
Learning to dance is a real adventure and I have loved every
Dancing their Jive, in a bid to be your Strictly
Come Dancing Champions, Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton.
I know that's your favourite, but I think a few other
Your stamina is unreal, did you enjoyed it, Craig? I can't bear it,
you are so good! I have nothing to complain about, I hate that!
Absolutely virtuosic! My favourite Craig comment ever!
Darcey. I was impressed in week four and even more impressed. How do you
keep that cool? The repetition, the stamina. The sharpness and the
cleanness of those kicks and flicks. You know how to perfect, you know
how to work and that is a true dancer.
Has he done enough? Well, it is people like you that give me the
most pleasure on Strictly. People with no dance background at all. And
gradually, as the weeks go by, you grow to love dancing and we grow to
love watching Hugh. Ore, you are in the spirit of Strictly. What a
lovely thing to say. Bruno. I'm so glad I was right the first time
around. Your star is shining brighter than ever! That was sheer
perfection! Sheer perfection, he is the spirit
of Strictly. They are stamping their feet in appreciation in the studio
audience. Goodness me! I think they liked it. That is your last dance
together tonight. They've done all they
can, but have you? The information for all three
finalists is on the screen now, CHEERING
Well done. Very, very well done. That is
your... I don't want to say it because I don't want to make you
cry, that is the last time you will dance together.
I know you wanted to give it absolutely everything. When I met
you in Roehampton and it was August, September and you were like, I will
last two weeks maximum, EU are in the final. Can I just say thank you
for working so hard? You are speechless. I don't know how you are
going back to the football, but we will see. Good luck with that. There
is a swimming gala in Hull next week, good luck with that!
CHEERING That is 40.
Very, very well done. Tameka almost just exploded. Are you happy? This
girl is everything. Thank you. Danny loses his shirt
in the rainforest. If you're playing cards
against the animals, don't. The next couple with their last
chance to impress you tonight is Louise and her partner,
Kevin. Their favourite dance is the
Argentine Tango, from Week Seven. It's a dance that's packed
with drama, tension and emotion. And it's perfect for tonight,
as this could be the routine that I'm kind of shocked, excited,
amazed. In a million years I never thought I'd be here until the very
end of Strictly. It's been absolutely incredible.
I've had the most amazing series. I've learnt some incredible dancers.
Who gets to learn the Argentine tango and the Viennese waltz? These
are not just things that you get the opportunity to learn.
I think my breakthrough moment, I had a week where Len said I had
plateaued. Something had to happen to give you the extra boost.
I thought, I can carry on doing what I am doing or really try to up my
game. The Argentine tango was the first
time I got ten. I really and truly loved it.
It was such a great dance. I was proud as punch.
There is something extra special about watching her just living every
dance. The paso at Blackpool was my most memorable dance. When I watch
it I am shocked that I did that, because I know what I am like, I am
not that fears. I was blown away tonight with that.
Fantastic. Good god I truly do not think I would still be in this
competition without Kevin as apartment. He has been brilliant and
we laugh from the moment we come into training until we go home.
I feel like I have found a really good friend. Her confidence, I know
she was battling at the beginning and she keeps saying she does not
want to let me down. There is nothing but she can do that
would let me down. It is an experience that you have
together that I think only if you're in it you can really appreciate what
it is about. I am going to cry. So proud of her, so to see her grow
and do better and better has been lovely to see, it takes your breath
away. Bring back the Glitterball Trophy,
we love you. Don't forget, keep dancing!
I just had to go at the Argentine tango again with more gusto.
I think that it is not like this is our last week training. I am really
going to miss you. It's going to be really strange.
What I have learned through this experience, don't have any regrets,
give it everything you have in life. I will definitely walk away with a
heart full of pride, without a shadow of the doubt.
It has been incredible. VO: Dancing their Argentine Tango,
in a bid to be your Strictly Come Dancing Champions,
Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton. Oh, they are on their feet in the
studio. Lovely, Louise. I love it when you do drama.
We thought it was good the first time
Darcey, what did you think the second time
One special Argentine tango. The intensity you brought again, the
power, the control, the balance and every recovery from every lunch and
lift was perfect. You are one beautiful lady of the night.
Stunning. Len? Throughout the series, you have
been, and I have to do this, forgive me, my most consistent dancer. You
have never had a... Seven! It has been eight and above the whole time.
Watching that dance shows why, you truly deserve to be in this final.
APPLAUSE Would they be worthy winners, Bruno?
What do you expect after this Argentine sparkler? I'm telling you,
sultry, sensuous, quality of movement astonishing. But what you
have that really thrills me is the way that you approach the musical
phrasing in the dance. Nothing is ever even, you managed to stretch a
phrase right to the last moment until you go to the next faster bit,
hold back, go into it with a musicality that is absolutely
Craig? I'm so pleased that the audience at
home are deciding, because that was superlative, darling.
That's what the judges think, but it's up to the viewers
Who do you want to lift the Glitterball Trophy?
All the information you need to vote is on screen now.
That was phenomenal. It was your favourite dance, what has been your
favourite thing about Strictly? For me, the whole experience has just
been... It's been really incredible, I wasn't expecting to love that the
way have. I've met some amazing people, danced with a great guy
every day who has taught me so much, just being part of it has been
incredible. We love that dance. Well done. The
scores are written. -- in. Look at your face. Well done, Kevin
and Louise. It'll be like a school
reunion, but fun. And now with their final
throw of the dice, it's Danny and his partner,
Oti. Their favourite
routine is the Samba. It's the only Samba in Strictly
history that's ever This is Danny and Oti's last chance
to prove they deserve to be Strictly has easily been the best
experience of my life, without a shadow of a doubt. That performance
on a Saturday night is the best feeling, there is nothing else I
have done that even compares. We are so lucky to have this opportunity.
This show has been going so well. It is a different challenge each week
but I seem to be overcoming it, up until that foxtrot. There is a
stumble and my body did not know what it would do next. Thankfully, I
had the most incredible person drag me to the next point of my memory
and we managed to pick it up. This entire experience is nothing
without Oti. She has been the most amazing teacher. And not just about
how to dance. About myself as well. You got this. I've had literally the
best partner anybody could ever ask for.
The charleston at Blackpool was pretty special. Fantastic.
Unbelievable. Fabulous. It was incredible to get that first 40 when
all of the judges agreed. My family and friends are the
greatest people in the world. He is genuinely the nicest guy you will
ever, ever meet. Every week you seems to grow in confidence. You are
almost there, I hope you can win. Smash it and bring that little home.
I could not be proud of. To have them behind you the whole way means
so much. My beautiful, gorgeous fiancee has
been there for me when I have not necessarily been there for her.
She has made this possible, they all have, and I could never, ever have
done it without them. He has just made me the happiest
person, so thank you for that, Danny Mac.
We get to dance favourite dance, which is going to be...
The samba! We chose the samba because it was the highlight of the
series for us. It was the first time I went out and I was myself on the
dance floor, having the time of my life.
This has been the best experience ever, and if it is going to end, it
should end with a bang. This dance has to be exactly what it
was the first time, fun, full of energy and represent everything we
have been through. We are at team. Yes, we are. Let's go out and do
that one last time. Yes. VO: Dancing their Samba,
in a bid to be your Strictly Come Dancing Champions,
Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse. You brought the house down! Danny
Mac and Oti! Oh, my goodness me! That was heart! Goodness me! I think
people wanted to join in with you, myself included!
The make-up lady came up to my room and she decided not to put any on.
She said, you can't improve on perfection! It was perfect last time
and if anything, it had a little more control and it was even more
perfect this time round. Bruno. I feel restless, like a caged
animal! I tell you, you were two magnificent animals. Sex on legs!
Another one for the history books. It will never be forgotten, I
guarantee you. I think you are right, Bruno!
Steady on! Craig. One word, three syllables, beginning with...
Fabulous! Darcey. I have to say anything, but
the articulation of those body isolations and your very very
abandonment, my gosh! A winning combination! And Unforgettable
samba. Yes! One for the history books. Oti
is crying. They've done all they can.
On screen now is the all-important information you need to vote
Danny... Thanks, everyone! That must have
felt amazing for you both? Look at you! Ukraine because it went well or
it is the last time you will be dancing together? Are you crying.
Both! I don't like crying on TV! Talk to Ore. Sorry, sorry. Everyone.
It was so fantastic. You must have adored that dance. I absolutely
loved it first time and I just wanted to go out and have the best
time. Oti has taught me so much. These guys have been incredible, the
audience, this entire thing. It is just incredible.
I'm so, so grateful. All right, thank you so much.
Danny and Oti are the last couple to perform, so let's have a look
Well done. At the top, Ore and Joanne with a score of 119. Joint
second, Louise and Kevin, Danny and Oti, 116.
But those scores are purely for guidance and do not count
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They are all amazing, but only one can win.
Very soon, we will find out which of our finalists will
But first, it's been an incredible series - we've
thoroughly enjoyed it - and many of you wanted to
share with us why you've loved watching Strictly
Strictly this year was amazing. It gets better and better each time.
The costumes and the make-up. The music absolutely just fills the
place! Saturday night is fantastic and it would not be the same without
Strictly. The dancing has been amazing this year. I love the paso
doble Louise in Blackpool. She is really good, I was so impressed. My
favourite dance of the series was Aljaz and Daisy and 33 macro. I
loved Naga. And I loved Laura. She is so good. We loved Tameka and if
she had stayed, she would find her feet. I loved Claudia. The attention
to detail and the way she perfected them in one week was superb.
Remember when she did the Argentine tango? Your balance and control, I
was totally taken away. I love Darcey. She always sees the
positive. The like this in your feet was not what I was expecting. The
Quickstep. She did that charleston and the high kick. Anton du Beke,
you would want him to be your partner, very charming. The
professional dancers had been amazing this year. I love a bit of
Brendan! Remember when he was ill? You look different. He came to the
rescue and was the knight in shining armour for Anastascia. The dancers
have been amazing. I like AJ. Katya was brilliant. She choreographed to
bring the best out of him. I like Oksana. Judge Rinder is phenomenal.
He has been a big surprise. This remind you of anybody? Greg was
brilliant, he did it for the gingers! You lost a bit of dignity
when you did that bottom grind. I was made up! I have only got a four!
Craig this year has been nicer than any other year. Fantastic!
Brilliant! Incredible! What has happened to Craig? Fabulous! The
talent has been amazing. The men have stolen the show. Danny Mac was
brilliant. Oti is a brilliant choreography. I'm hyperventilating!
Bruno never fails to make me laugh. He is very one point. What are you
doing to me? My favourite bit was the Bollywood dancing. It was fun!
We should do that! Do you remember Melvin? Why did he have two weeks so
soon shaking like that? That is a winning move. Ore normally sit
there, did you think he had that in him? He is fantastic, and knew he
would be brilliant. I have never seen a celebrity cry so much in this
series! I thought he had something in his eyes. I loved Tameka! She is
also crying. Claudia and Tess, Strictly all over. The dancing has
been out of this world. It really has. In terms of my own enjoyment of
it, I would also say two words, Ed Balls. Somebody stop me! Ed Balls
may does want to go and learn how to dance. Ed Balls, you are more like
Lottery balls! You never know what will happen next. Gangnam. You would
never think that was Ed Balls a politician. I don't know how he will
get back to politics after that. 100%, you are the people's champion!
Who will they were yet to replace Len? Len, we are really going to
miss you! Goodman, Goodman, great man! Well done! Se-ven!! Come on!
The best we ever! The entire production has been pretty
fantastic. I don't know how I will thought my Saturday nights!
Keep dancing! Thank you for spreading
the Strictly love. And we'll be recreating
some of those memorable moments when this year's
cast return to the floor The vote will be closing
in less than five minutes so if you want your
favourite couple to be crowned Strictly champions,
vote now - you don't Please welcome the
wonderful Emeli Sande. # We hold the future
in the palm of our hands # I'm talking 'bout
the forever, baby # And we've run out
of all the silver and gold # Will you still wanna
be my someone to hold? # See, I would
you, but you already know # It's bringing in my
heart like thunder Thank you to the brilliant
Emeli Sande and, of course, our fantastic pro
dancers Giovanni and Close the laptop, hang up
the phone, the vote is now Please don't call as your vote
won't count and you We will be announcing
the winners very shortly. While the vote is counted
and independently verified let's focus
on one particular man. He's been here since the very
beginning, heading up the judging panel,
casting an eye over the routines and quietly
pickling his walnuts. He calls himself a cup of tea
in a world of skinny We, are of course,
talking about Len Goodman. The one and only.
When you consider how long Len and I have been judging, it is quite
unbelievable we're here now, so many series later. How do you describe
Len Goodman? The perfect gentleman. Let is brilliant, clever, kind.
Really good fun. Bites at the screen. The perfect gent. He
commands authority. Has an aura about him. Very, very down-to-earth,
no-nonsense. That is what I like about him.
He has the passion for the knowledge but here's a great entertainer as
well. He brings joy to people. They were
fantastic. That is why people love him.
You want all the judges to like you, but you want Len to love you. He is
the man you want to impress. He is the person you look to for the big
moments. Fantastic choreography. Getting a
ten from Len feel so special. To get a ten from Len is what it is all
about. He actually gave me a standing
ovation, that was one of the best feelings.
If you know you're not going to get a ten, you would really like a
seven. I love him. He has the best
one-liners. I'm going to pickle my walnuts. Winner, winner, chicken
dinner! A go! Such a character. A gem of a performance.
He is a ballroom genius. I think Len sums up Strictly Come Dancing. For
me, he will be sorely missed. It has been amazing and I have made
not only a fantastic colleague but a very, very good friend. You are
extraordinarily and I will miss you. From the bottom of our hearts, we
love you. You will always be a part of this
family, we will miss you every week. Thank you for the lattice, thank you
for the memories. I love you, we will miss you.
I am going to miss our giggles, but fingers crossed I get to dance with
you on that dance floor again. CHEERING
They won't stop, I don't blame them. CHEERING
Len, thank you so much. We'll miss you terribly, what will
you miss most about Strictly? I will miss everything about the
show. I promise you. I will miss just turning up and the anticipation
of what is going to occur. I will miss what I consider the three best
judges on television on any of these type of shows. Being close to the
band and listening to the fabulous singers. I will miss you. I think
the whole thing, it is like a big machine with cogs. And every cog has
to work to make the whole thing happen. You know, we will miss you,
Len, you would miss any of the cogs, that is what makes Strictly into
Strictly. I will miss it all. Thank you so much, Len.
You've given us so many unforgettable moments
over the past 14 series, but what's your stand-out moment?
With a classic ballroom routine for our classic ballroom boy -
Len, this is just for you - please welcome our
# May each day in the week be a good day
# And may all of your hopes turn to wishes
May all of your daydreams be memories.
# Bay all of your memories be sweet. # The weeks turn two months.
# And the months into years. The ruck there will be sadness and joy.
# There will be laughter and tears. # But one thing I prayed, to heaven
above. # May each of your days be a day
full of love. # May each day in the year
be a good day # May each dawn find you
happy and gay # And may all of your
days be as lovely # As the one you shared
with me today # May each day of your life
be a good day Thank you to our amazing
professional dancers. They'll be back on the floor very
soon for a massive group number That was so beautiful. Wasn't it?
Thank you, Len. APPLAUSE
CHEERING You are a gentleman.
We met them back back in September, when the pros returned
from Planet Strictly and were paired up with their brand new partners.
And I think they all agree their time on the show has
It is quite nice to be back. Like coming home. That first day standing
behind the rocket, waiting to be revealed. I was so nervous. Just
before it took off I turned to Lesley and said, is it too late to
promote? And then the rocket went up.
It just felt like a dream, is this really happening? Are we really
doing this? People were cheering us, we had to
do a catwalk procession. You had press,.
That is what it felt like, you were actually on the show. It was the
most magical, sparkling experience of my life. Such an incredible buzz,
the anticipation, who would you be partnered with?
I thought, who will play Pammy with? Oksana! I had an intuitive sense
that we would hit it off. AJ! Being paired with Janette was the best
thing about the show for me. When I got Anton I leapt in the air and
landed, luckily, he caught me. Started dancing! I really loved the
training. You became enthralled in wanting to learn these dancers.
Trying to retrain your feet. My body did not know what had hit it. Sweat
in my eyes. Ridiculous. I learned very early that dancing was as much
about what you don't move as what you do. There is so much more to
dancing when you realise. I was terrified on the first live
show, I did not know what to expect, the lights and the audience, a bit
daunting. Breathe deeply and concentrate. This is it. Showtime!
It was the most crazy, extraordinary and deliciously frightening
experience I could ever remember. I will enjoy every single moment. A
brilliant, brilliant sensation. One I will remember forever. Those 90
seconds of dancing, no one can ever take away from you. I was really
quite scared of going in front of the judges, I remember the fear.
Once you have rehearsed for a whole week you do not want to hear
anything negative. That is a site I don't think I ever
wish to see again. Craik was tough but there was always
a twinkle in his eye. Bruno makes you feel so at ease. You would bring
the dead back to life! Eagle-eyed Len knows everything, the ballroom
expert. At the end of the waltz, Darcey said, get into character and
performed the dance. Two weeks later I had a green face. Theme weeks are
what makes Strictly Come Dancing. Movie Week was great fun, I was a
spy. Halloween week was amazing. The costumes, colour and atmosphere were
extraordinary. Plus I got to come down on a wire, it is the most fun I
have pretty much ever had. Strictly is a roller-coaster, highs and lows.
Probably the most difficult thing on the show is dancing off against
someone you have loved seeing grow. I don't think anybody can prepare
for the red light. The dance-off is so hard, you want
to do as well as you can stay in this incredible competition.
I always knew our time would run out, I could never match the quality
of the guys in the final. I never knew how much doing Strictly
was going to end in meaning to me. Never did I expect to love dance,
that has been, for me, the most incredible change.
You can't beat that. My Strictly experience was everything and more
than I thought it would be. An experience like no other. I'm so
pleased I took part, it has made me more confident as a person.
Strictly has reminded me that however difficult something maybe,
if you invest all your passion you can succeed in anything. It has been
an amazing reminder. It has been very joyous, something I
am grateful to have been part of. I learned to dance, I laughed, I
loved it and would not have missed it for the world. Exciting. Sparkly.
Exhilarating. Incredible. Just incredible.
Three months ago, we confused 15 celebrities with talk of kicks,
They listened, they learned, and now they're back.
Please welcome, for one final time...
We'll announce your winner in just a few moments' time.
And while this series will soon come to an end,
we do have something very special for you on Christmas Day.
Hello and welcome to Strictly Come Dancing. The Christmas Special.
Merry Christmas! It promises to be a blockbuster of a
show! Bring on the pigs in blankets! I have got to say you got my bed
balls bouncing! Gorka, I'm here! Please welcome Matt
Goss! Amazing. Yes!
Don't miss that on Christmas Day at 6:45pm.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. Ed Balls, you even capable? When you
walk down the street, do people shout, just do Gangnam. They do it
in the playground, the station, it is wonderful. The show is made by
the people at home and vote and join in and they love it and we love it
enjoying it so much, such a special experience, thank you. Thank you so
much. When a lot of people finish the show, they say, I'm going to
continue to dance and they've an enormous leap. But you have
continued! Thank you to Strictly and Aljaz, I will dance every day for
the rest of my life! It is sweet to have totally taken it on. 100%, I
love it so much and I can't live a day without dancing any more, I
really can't, so thank you. Thank you so much. Tameka, are you happy
with the finalists? We have missed you so much, can you stay here every
day? I'm available, we could work it out, guys! Let me tell you, the
final is so, I can't find the right words right now. Good, that is one
word! But the energy is so good. But we are in it together! We are, and I
have said the camaraderie is extraordinary. I'm not making it up,
you two, you have started going on holiday together! Together on
Christmas Day! That is the beauty of the show, you get close as a group
and we had the opportunity to go on holiday together and we had a good
time! Everybody is invited! Were going! Strictly love!
We will soon find out whether you have chosen Ore,
Louise or Danny as your Strictly champion, but here's our judges'
This series has been fantastic. The most unpredictable, surprising,
entertaining Strictly ever! The standard of dancing is
absolutely unbelievable! Danny, the ultimate showman. What a
dance delight. Danny boy! The amount of detail that has gone into their
dances is outstanding. The charleston and Blackpool. The acting
and the telling the story, I adored that. You could not even tell he was
not one of the professionals. Spectacular levels. Full of fun and
entertainment. Danny is the only guy that has ever had a 40 for a samba.
It was a masterclass in how to deliver the best technique.
It had to be four tens. Ten! Louise, great dancer, wonderful
musicality. She has this lovely, natural charm about her. She looks
so graceful. There is an elegance. Louise was not very confident in the
beginning. And the nerves were just, you could see her covered in them.
I'm shaking! And then she did one routine that just changed
everything. She did the Argentine tango and we
saw a different lady on the dance floor! She showed personality, she
was doing the kicks and the flicks. They proved they deserve a place in
the final. In week ten, we had a beautiful
waltz and you saw she had the confidence to perform on her own.
She has grown into a really fantastic dancer.
Ore was a surprise. For someone that has never trained before, to have
that amount of technique is extraordinary. His emotional
commitment is outstanding. What I love the Ore, he goes out and he
just gives it everything. Great technique, great musicality. He
always nail is not just the dance, but a different character.
Suave, slightly cheeky magical character. Ore's jive, one of the
best I have seen on Strictly. Everybody went mad for it. That was
when I thought, you have a chance of getting to the final.
The final three deserve to be there because they are extraordinary. They
all have something very special to give. All of them really could have
been the win as any other season. If I have got to leave after any
If I have got to leave after any series, I'm so glad it is this one.
Hundreds of hours in the training room, three months of performing
live all boil down to this one moment.
Who will be the winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2016?
The votes have been counted and independently verified
and I can now reveal the Strictly Come Dancing
I know! I don't want to make it worse. Look at your mum and dad!
Look at your mum's face. Joanne, congratulations! Can you speak? Come
forward. How does it feel? You are champions.
OK, before you left the Glitterball, let's talk to the runners-up, Louise
and Kevin, congratulations, you made it this far.
Your sister is the winner. How much have you loved it? It has been
incredible, amazing experience, everyone is amazing. I have made
amazing friends and had the pleasure of watching my family here every
week and I love you all very much. And the pleasure of dancing with
Kevin. Thank you, let's hear it for Louise and Kevin. And now our other
runners-up, Danny and Oti, you came so close and you have done such an
incredible job and entertained everybody. Have you enjoyed
yourself? I have made no secret about this being one of the best
experiences of my life. It is incredible, so glad I have done it
and met this woman, she has brought the best out of me, things I never
thought I could do in a billion years and I'm so grateful to
everybody who voted and the entire Strictly family. And the
professionals have been so amazing! You've been wonderful, thank you so
much. Before we make this official and
hand over this trophy, Ore, can you speak? Would you like to say
anything to Joanne? I love you with all of my heart. I'm so speechless,
I just wanted to say thank you. I want to say thank you for everything
that you have given me. You are the most incredible person. This has
been the most incredible experience of my life, I have learned to dance,
I have made a best friend, I have been on the show that I love for 12
years. Every single one of you... I know you are watching. Happy
birthday, France! Make up, the hair, the judges, Len. Claudia, Tess. And
this is for you. Thank you. I'm speechless. I just can't believe...
Just thank you for working so hard and you have become a dancer.
You are a dancer! So sweet! We have greater pleasure in presenting the
Glitterball Trophy to Ore and Joanne! Your Strictly Come Dancing
Champions! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.
A huge thank you to all our amazing couples, to our wonderful judges.
Len, we are going to miss you and we wish you all
And, of course, thank you to every single one
Don't forget, we'll all be back for our Christmas special
on Christmas Day at 6:45pm on BBC One.
And all that's left is for us to say a big congratulations
For one last dance, it is Ore and Joanne!
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.