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The Final

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the grand final as the four remaining couples dance three times to impress viewers. There is also music from Ed Sheeran.


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This is where it all starts.

I don't

think it has sunk in on doing

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Strictly.

I'm looking forward to the

challenge.

I never thought I'd get

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the opportunity to do it. Looking

around at all this and the sparkles

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I feel a bit nervous but also

excited.

It is all about taking the

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risks.

Fantastic, explosive side by

side. It was quite an emotional

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performance.

Everything about it was

stunning. You are stunning.

Strictly

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gorgeous! Debbie always delivers.

Determination, the passion, you were

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going for it.

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Strictly Come Dancing has been more

than I ever thought it would be.

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More highs and lows than I ever

imagined.

It all comes down to this.

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Me, my partner and the dance floor.

This is the final love Strictly Come

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Dancing.

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CHEERING

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CHEERING

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MUSIC: What A Feeling

by Alex Gaudino

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Ladies and gentlemen, your 2017

Strictly Come Dancing finalists.

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Alexandra Burke.

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Debbie McGee.

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Gemma Atkinson.

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And Joe McFadden.

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APPLAUSE

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Live from the BBC, this

is Strictly Come Dancing

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the Grand Final!

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Please welcome your hosts...

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Tess Daly.

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And Claudia Winkleman.

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APPLAUSE

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CHEERING

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Hello and welcome to

Strictly Come Dancing.

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It's our live Grand Final!

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CHEERING

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Thank you to our

professional dancers and

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celebrities for that

brilliant opening routine.

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And "what a feeling" it must be

for our finalists to be

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here tonight.

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Back in September we

introduced you to 15

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celebrities and introduced

them to a whole new

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world of dance.

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15 weeks, 11 dance-offs

and 1,276 spray tans later,

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we are left with our final

four and tonight one of

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them will be crowned

Strictly Come Dancing

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champions 2017.

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APPLAUSE

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Tonight our four finalists

must dance three times.

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So, brace yourself for

a massive night of dance.

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As it's the biggest night

of the series, it's only right

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we have music from one

of the biggest stars on

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the planet.

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Ed Sheeran!

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CHEERING

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Plus, we'll be reuniting

the class of 2017 for one

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epic group performance.

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APPLAUSE

Can't wait for that, it will be

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good.

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And casting an eye over

the live Grand Final are

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these grand four.

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Please welcome the judges.

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APPLAUSE

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Darcey Bussell.

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Bruno Tonioli.

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Craig Revel Horwood.

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And Shirley Ballas.

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The judges, everyone.

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Tonight they will be scoring,

but those scores are

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for guidance only.

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Your votes alone will decide

who will be crowned

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this year's winners.

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Our couples are backstage,

determined to deliver

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a final we'll never forget.

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So please welcome

our Strictly stars.

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Actress and radio

presenter Gemma Atkinson

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and her partner Aljaz Skorjanec.

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Entertainer and radio broadcaster,

Debbie McGee and her

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partner Giovanni Pernice.

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From Holby City, Joe McFadden

and his partner Katya Jones.

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Singer and theatre

star Alexandra Burke

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and her partner Gorka Marquez.

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CHEERING

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Our final four, each

with three chances to impress

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tonight, but only one

of them can lift this -

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the Glitterball trophy.

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AUDIENCE: Ooh!

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It's real!

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The first dance our couples

will perform is chosen

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by the judges.

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It's a routine that the judges love

and want to see again.

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After they've all danced

once, the vote will open

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so you can start voting

for your winner.

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For their second dance,

our finalists will be pulling

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out all the stops to

blow us away with their

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spectacular Showdances.

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And for their third and final

dance, they will all

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perform their very favourite

routine of the series.

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So much to look forward to.

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Dancing first for your votes

is Alexandra and her partner Gorka.

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APPLAUSE

Come on!

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The judges have chosen

Alexandra's Movie Week

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American smooth from My Fair Lady.

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She scored 33 for it,

first time round and "wouldn't it be

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lovely" if she did

even better tonight?

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Come on, Alexandra.

Saturday night for me is the most

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content I've ever been in the whole

journey of Strictly. Ida what

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happened. The fact that we are here

in the final is absolutely

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everything. Thank you.

Alexandra,

Gorkha, congratulations on making it

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to the final. How do you feel?

I

feel amazing, very excited.

Would

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you like to know what dance we have

chosen for you to dance?

Yes,

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please.

American smooth.

I love that

one. Thank you, guys.

I absolutely

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love the way you bring light to

characters, certain things have to

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be refined.

Take the space and don't

be frightened to bring the space and

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turn.

You've got to bring everything

you can enter this performance.

I

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think you're capable of achieving

full marks for this if you really

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focus.

Go out there and set the room

on Fire!

I'm so over the moon. How

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do you feel?

So excited.

I want to

make sure I'm focused rather than

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being overwhelmed by it all. I loved

doing the American smooth on Movie

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Week so I hope we can create the

same magic and I can't wait to give

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it my all.

APPLAUSE

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Dancing the American smooth,

Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez.

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MUSIC: Wouldn't It Be

Lovely by Marni Nixon

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Yes.

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Our fair lady.

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Come on over, darling, look at that

for a reception. The first dance

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done and what a dance. Beautiful.

You've had more sense than anyone

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else in the final. You are in the

final, how does it feel?

It feels

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out of this world, I just want to do

that again because I love the

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American smooth and we are in the

final!

It was beautiful. Take it on

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and soak it up and let's welcome our

superb live singers. Hayley, Lance,

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Andrea, Tommy Blaize and of course,

Dave Arch and his brilliant

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orchestral. How did that compare to

the original?

You've captured the

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essence of everything the Strictly

final is about. I talked to you

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about taking the space, your

beautiful arms, you took the most

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gorgeous extension over here. So

feminine. You brought a much softer

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side. We are used to you with your

energy and everything but it was

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exquisite.

Thank you, thank you so

much.

You can't ask for higher

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praise than that. Bruno.

Lovelier

than ever and even more fragrant

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than the blooms on display. But

actually, honestly, my darling, your

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greatest qualities that you really

give all of your heart and soul in

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everything you do. You don't hold

back. It has love, it has truth and

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honesty.

Thank you.

And that, I'm

telling you, is very hard to beat.

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Lovely thing to say. Alexandra might

be capable of full marks. What do

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you think now?

I thought it was

absolutely dreadful, because I

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couldn't find a single thing wrong.

APPLAUSE

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Darcey. There is not anything wrong

with it. How you express feelings

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through every movement, you create a

narrative with every step you take.

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And how you extend and stretch out.

Every beat of the music you are

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sensitive to and that is your

strength and it is wonderful to

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watch.

Thank you so much. You are

exquisite. What a strong start. Your

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show dance is coming up. Looking

forward to that. Well done, you are

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up and running. Alexandra and Gorka.

CHEERING

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Well done, darling.

Everyone is back. The gang days

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back. -- is back. How did that feel?

Did it come flooding back? No,

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because I started giggling. Every

time we tried to run it. But I had

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the best time. I love the American

Smooth. And it is a lovely tune.

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The scores are in.

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The judges have their scores...

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Craig Revel Horwood.

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Darcey Bussell.

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CHEERING

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Shirley Ballas.

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Bruno Tonioli.

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CHEERING

Well done. Well done. You look so

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happy. What is Swede is how happy

everyone else is. -- what is so

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sweet. Well done. Remember the

scores are for guidance only.

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Tonight your votes alone

will decide the winners.

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If you think Alexandra

and Gorka should be

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crowned this year's

champions then you will need

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to show them your support.

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All the details are

on your screen now.

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The vote will open after

all our couples have danced

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once, so don't call yet.

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If you are going to vote

online, please sign in or

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register now.

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Well done.

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Tess.

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Our next finalists to take

to the floor are Debbie

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and her partner Giovanni.

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CHEERING

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The dance the judges have

asked Debbie to perform

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again is her salsa.

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It has some tricky lifts that didn't

quite go to plan first time round,

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but she's hoping to master them

tonight when it matters most.

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On Saturday, leading up to the live

show, I felt this is how I used to

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feel when I was performing with Paul

and I got a sense I would have a

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great time.

It is outstanding what

you give every night.

Strictly

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gorgeous.

The finals of Strictly...

It is the best feeling ever.

People

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have voted for Giovanni and I and I

have to up my game.

I bet you are

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dying to know what we have chosen

for you to dance in the final. This

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is a dance we think you can improve

on. Yes. It is the salsa. This will

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give you an opportunity to make sure

the lifts work.

Do not just pick up

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your arm and expected Giovanni to

take it.

Be aware. The first time

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you've got 35. You have to go for

the perfect 40.

Sell it like you

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have never sold it before. I feel

lucky I have been given the

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opportunity to improve on it.

The

final is a great competition.

We

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cannot do any mistakes. I want the

salsa to be perfect this time.

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Otherwise I do not think I will ever

forgive myself.

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Dancing the salsa, Debbie McGee

and Giovanni Pernice.

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APPLAUSE

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MUSIC: I Can't Take My Eyes Off You

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Oh, my goodness me. What about that

for a salsa? You are the Queen of

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lifts. Three of the judges gave you

a standing ovation. The first of

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three dances and what a first.

Brilliant. Can you say one last

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time, Debbie.

Debbie.

Thank you.

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You wanted it to be perfect.

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You have got to be kidding me. She

is like the Tardis. She defies the

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laws of physics and concept of time.

You dance like a 20-year-old.

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Brilliant.

How much has Debbie

improved? Lovely rotation in the

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hips. Under arm turns worked well. I

loved the left.

Spectacular,

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darling.

It is this chemistry,

partnership, it gels to perfection.

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How it could have got faster or

tighter and how you keep the smile

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on your face, upside down. With that

hand between your legs, I want to

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bottle a little bit of Debbie McGee.

You are amazing.

Shirley. On week

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number eight you missed the under

arm turns and you have that

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fantastic focus. You caught the hand

and made everything work. The

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lift... Darcey and I took a deep

breath when you did the lift.

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Fantastic. We agree you are

brilliant, Debbie McGee.

Those

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lifts. So brave.

Debbie!

Go and get

your first set of scores.

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Debbie! Well done. How did you feel

when the judges said they wanted you

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to do the salsa, did you think about

the lift being terrifying?

Yes.

But

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you did it. You trust him so much.

It must be adorable to get those

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comments when they talk about the

connection. Three dances, snow

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interrupted week, training, did not

feel well, panto rehearsals.

Never

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late. Never. She worked really hard.

We enjoy doing the dance, really

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nice.

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The scores are in.

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Craig Revel Horwood.

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Darcey Bussell.

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Shirley Ballas.

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Bruno Tonioli.

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39. Well done.

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If your winners are Debbie

and Giovanni, all the

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details you need to help them

lift the glitterball

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trophy are on your screen now.

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The vote will open after all four

of our couples have danced once.

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Well done.

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Tess.

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Our next finalist is Gemma

and her partner Aljaz.

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The dance the judges have

chosen for them is the

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paso doble.

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First time round,

it really showed off

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Gemma's power, but will

she be strong enough to

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fight off the opposition tonight?

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The semifinal went well.

I enjoyed

the dances. Gemma was firing, she

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came out and delivered two strong

performances.

From doing the dances

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and feeling good about them, we had

a massive lull but we made it

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through. Being in the final of

Strictly is a dream come true.

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Congratulations for making the

final.

We have chosen your dance to

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be...

The paso doble. This time I will

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look for more angles in your body

and if anything is square on I would

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like more rotation.

Do not bury your

chin.

Stare Aljaz out.

Make sure you

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drive it home. This is the final and

you have to give it absolutely

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everything.

We will work on shaping

and intention and the character.

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That is a lot of work. I will not

let Aljaz down.

I need to do him

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proud. We have one eight and three

nines last time, this time we hope

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for better.

We have to dance this

paso doble like never before.

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Dancing the paso doble,

Gemma Atkinson and Aljaz Skorjanec.

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APPLAUSE

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MUSIC: Viva La Vida

by Coldplay

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Yes!

Yes!

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Paso power! You are covered in

glitter. Passion of first

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performance by Gemma and alias,

brilliant job. Well done. What do

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you think of that focus, Craig?

Fantastic actually. Strong lines,

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fantastic intent this time and

purpose, this dance suits your

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frame, I thought it worked

brilliantly.

15 weeks and Craig is

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finally being nice. Gemma.

You are

on fire. The determination and

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drama, very strong shaping as well.

Well done because you held onto the

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passion until the last beat of the

music, exactly what we want. Well

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done.

They mean business, it.

Surely, did you get the shaping you

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are looking for?

I got more beyond,

I got angles and shapes and you have

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mastered your craft. Let me tell you

something, the mind is like a

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parachute, it works best when it's

open and you have had an open mind

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from day one, you have taken

criticism on the chin, you've been

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amazing.

APPLAUSE

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Goodness gracious, great balls of

Fire!

You've taken that bull by the

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horns, darling. She was really

leading that dance. I loved it, it

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was fierce, it was powerful, and

again, my darling, you've grown so

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much over the last few months. Every

time you came back you added a

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little bit, you taken on comments,

you've improved, and you've peaked

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just at the right time, well done.

That was so sweet. Off you go,

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darling. Well done.

APPLAUSE

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Ole!

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Put your hands up!

Sorry, so sorry.

Very well done. Gemma, I remember

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when you first came here in week

one, your mum used to call you a

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baby elephant, and you are in the

final.

I know! I love it, this is my

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favourite Strictly series ever.

Thank you very much. This was from

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week four. Did you go, what, where

am I going?

Because it was a dance I

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loved I thought I'd pick it up

easily but when we practised it it

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didn't go...

It was easy -ish. I

love it. We got there.

The scores

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are in.

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The judges have their scores.

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Craig Revel Horwood.

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Nine.

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Darcey Bussell.

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Nine.

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Shirley Ballas.

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Ten.

Ten.

You must be over the moon.

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If Gemma and Aljaz

are your favourites and you

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would like them to win,

please give them your vote.

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All the details you need

are on the screen now.

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Still to come, Alexandra

starts her Showdance in

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front of a make-up mirror.

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What's a make-up mirror?

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I guess we will find out, I don't

have one.

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Tess.

0:32:470:32:48

Performing next is Joe

and his partner Katya.

0:32:480:32:53

APPLAUSE

0:32:530:32:54

For his judges' pick,

Joe's doing his Viennese

0:32:540:32:56

waltz from Movie Week.

0:32:560:32:57

I'm sure his acting will be just

as good, but ten weeks on,

0:32:570:33:00

how much has his dancing improved?

0:33:000:33:02

Doing two dances in a week wasn't

easy. They were such contrasting

0:33:090:33:14

dances. The last lift went really

well because it hadn't in

0:33:140:33:19

rehearsals.

You took a big risk, did

it pay off? I think it did.

To get

0:33:190:33:24

through to the final really is the

best feeling in the world.

It's my

0:33:240:33:28

first-ever final on Strictly.

Just

still being here is the best thing

0:33:280:33:31

in the world.

It really means so

much.

Congratulations, you've made

0:33:310:33:36

it to the final.

I am so thrilled.

We have chosen a dance.

OK.

The

0:33:360:33:46

dance you will be doing is the

Viennese waltz.

Yes, yes, yes.

As

0:33:460:33:52

judges we love this dance but we

think there is room for improvement.

0:33:520:33:55

Absolutely.

You did this in week

three but now you are doing it in

0:33:550:34:00

the final. I want you to give

everything you have got to this

0:34:000:34:03

dance.

It is a Viennese waltz, no

rise and fall, no bum sticking out.

0:34:030:34:09

Make improvement in the footwork

area for me, but other than that,

0:34:090:34:13

just go for it.

Happy days.

I have to show the judges how far

0:34:130:34:20

I've come, and make it even better

than it was the first time around.

0:34:200:34:23

We are working on better footwork,

adding a lot more pushed to it. Two,

0:34:230:34:29

three...

Everything is riding on

this dance, this performance has got

0:34:290:34:32

to be the performance of my life.

0:34:320:34:34

Dancing the Viennese waltz,

Joe McFadden and Katya Jones.

0:34:360:34:38

MUSIC: Somewhere My Love

0:34:410:34:42

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:36:200:36:22

Joe and Katya, ladies and gentlemen.

That was magical, so well done.

0:36:330:36:40

You're the last man standing.

0:36:400:36:42

Yes, I am, somehow.

In the final.

Congratulations. Darcey, you wanted

0:36:420:36:49

joke to give this everything, did

he?

You certainly did, you rose to

0:36:490:36:55

the challenge, you excelled, you

improve your posture, there was

0:36:550:36:59

wonderful glide and flow. It's like

everything comes together when you

0:36:590:37:04

have wonderful choreography,

beautiful music, and this lovely

0:37:040:37:06

narrative. It is one of my

favourites of the series, I have to

0:37:060:37:09

say.

Thank you.

And how was the

footwork this time around for you,

0:37:090:37:17

surely?

I just thought it had it

all, it was big, it was bold and it

0:37:170:37:22

was beautiful.

So beautiful.

If I

had an 11 paddle for that flick on I

0:37:220:37:29

would be using it. That was as good

as any professional I have seen, I

0:37:290:37:33

just have to say.

Nobody does a

fleckerl better.

Your posture,

0:37:330:37:39

beautiful straight-line tonight, I'm

very proud of you.

There was no

0:37:390:37:47

bottom sticking out, was there,

Bruno?

I think we are all in love

0:37:470:37:52

all over again, from Russia with

love. Wasn't it lovely? Romantic.

0:37:520:37:57

You tell the story so beautifully,

wonderful piece of choreography.

0:37:570:38:02

What happened this week, I think, is

you have added an extra effortless

0:38:020:38:07

flow. You are moving around and it

looked like you were skating on a

0:38:070:38:11

frozen lake, and that really put in

the extra touch to something that

0:38:110:38:15

was already good and it made it even

better.

Thank you.

That's good.

0:38:150:38:22

Craig.

Absolutely, no-nonsense,

proper Viennese waltz, I love to see

0:38:220:38:29

that. I really do. Posture has

improved beyond compare, the

0:38:290:38:34

storytelling I absolutely loved, the

drama you managed to both put into

0:38:340:38:37

that waltz was absolutely superb.

APPLAUSE

0:38:370:38:44

Superb, as are your comments from

all four Goerges. It's the Showdance

0:38:440:38:47

next and we all have high hopes for

that. Great start, Joe and Katya.

0:38:470:38:52

Well done. -- all four judges.

0:38:520:39:03

Well done, Joe and Katya. I remember

when you first did the Viennese

0:39:030:39:07

waltz, you were not in love with it.

It feels like a lifetime ago, nice

0:39:070:39:12

to come back because it's so

beautifully choreographed, nice to

0:39:120:39:15

do it again and we did it a bit

better than last time hopefully.

To

0:39:150:39:20

receive judges' comments like that

must be amazing.

It is amazing, the

0:39:200:39:24

best feeling in the world.

And Craig

was nice.

Fantastic.

0:39:240:39:29

The scores are in.

0:39:290:39:30

The judges' scores are in.

0:39:300:39:31

Craig Revel Horwood.

0:39:310:39:33

Nine.

0:39:330:39:34

Darcey Bussell.

0:39:340:39:37

Ten.

0:39:370:39:38

Shirley Ballas.

0:39:380:39:41

Ten.

0:39:410:39:43

Bruno Tonioli.

0:39:430:39:46

Ten.

Lovely.

0:39:460:39:50

If you love Joe and Katya

and want to see them

0:39:500:39:53

take home the Glitterball

trophy, then please

0:39:530:39:55

make sure you vote for them.

0:39:550:39:56

All the details you need are on your

screen now and the vote will

0:39:560:39:59

open in just a few moments' time.

0:39:590:40:01

All our couples have

performed their first dance

0:40:010:40:03

so let's take a look

at the leaderboard.

0:40:030:40:06

Currently at the top are Alexandra

and Gorka with a score of 40, joint

0:40:060:40:13

second Debbie and Giovanni and Joe

and Katya both with 39 command at

0:40:130:40:16

the other end but still with a hefty

and brilliant score of 38 is Gemma

0:40:160:40:21

and Aljaz. That could all change as

each couple have two more dancers to

0:40:210:40:25

perform.

0:40:250:40:26

But remember, tonight, the judges'

scores are for guidance because you

0:40:260:40:29

get the final say

once the vote opens.

0:40:290:40:31

But first, the terms and conditions.

0:40:310:40:32

MUSIC: Don't Stop Me Now.

0:40:320:40:34

Calls to the short number

from a mobile cost 15p.

0:40:340:40:36

Calls to the long number cost 15p

plus your network's access charge.

0:40:360:40:39

Please ask the bill

payer's permission.

0:40:390:40:40

You can vote online by visiting

bbc.co.uk/strictly where you will

0:40:400:40:43

also find terms and conditions.

0:40:430:40:44

The vote closes later and we will be

announcing the winner

0:40:440:40:47

at the end of the show.

0:40:470:40:48

Please don't try to vote

if you're watching on demand.

0:40:480:40:50

The vote is open!

0:40:500:40:53

Remember, our couples still have two

more dances to perform,

0:40:580:41:00

so please use your votes wisely.

0:41:000:41:03

To help you decide, here's

a reminder of their first

0:41:030:41:06

performances, and the all-important

vote information.

0:41:060:41:09

To vote for Alexandra and Gorka from

your mobile call 6225250, or from

0:41:170:41:23

your landline call:

0:41:230:41:28

for Debbie and Giovanni from your

mobile call 6225207. From your

0:41:340:41:42

landline call: 09015 225207.

0:41:420:41:51

For Gemma and Aljaz from your mobile

call six 225209, or from your

0:41:510:42:01

landline call 0901 225209, or vote

online.

0:42:010:42:06

And to vote for Joe and Katya from

your mobile call 6225212. From your

0:42:070:42:17

landline call 09015 225212. Or vote

online.

0:42:170:42:23

They're all relying on your votes.

0:42:250:42:26

And now our finalists are about to

perform their Showdances.

0:42:260:42:35

And, if that's not

enough, we're going to

0:42:350:42:37

show you a snippet of our

Showdance, it includes

0:42:370:42:40

the famous lift from Dirty Dancing.

0:42:400:42:44

Are you sure that's a good idea?

0:42:440:42:50

It is you and me, we are a team, it

is going to be great.

0:42:500:42:56

I'll get ready.

0:42:560:42:57

First up with their Showdance

are Alexandra and

0:42:570:42:59

her partner Gorka.

0:42:590:43:03

Alexandra and Gorka

have brought us so many

0:43:030:43:05

amazing routines.

0:43:050:43:07

Their Showdance promises to be

something very special.

0:43:070:43:11

OK, Claud, are you ready?

0:43:110:43:18

The question is, are you ready? I am

ready.

0:43:180:43:29

Here they are in training.

0:43:300:43:34

We are doing our show dance to There

Is No Business Like Show Business.

.

0:43:400:43:50

Is like a Hollywood movie.

With the

show dance, there are no rules and

0:43:500:43:56

that excites Gorka very much.

I want

to push Alexandra to the maximum.

0:43:560:44:03

Stop.

It is so fast and technical.

The lifts and tricks come randomly.

0:44:030:44:12

This is the routine that will be the

biggest challenge.

Because Claudia

0:44:120:44:17

and I could not wait to see the show

dances, we went to training to see

0:44:170:44:22

how they were getting on. Hello.

Surprise.

Will you let us have a

0:44:220:44:31

preview? Of course.

We are playing

Hollywood characters.

Pure show

0:44:310:44:36

business.

Show business. Look at

that. The timing. You are fitter

0:44:360:44:52

than him.

What do you think?

I think

it is so good.

It showcases all that

0:44:520:45:05

she is good at. Claudia and Tess

walking into the room and surprised

0:45:050:45:10

us.

They were positive about the

show dance.

We want to make sure

0:45:100:45:15

when we go out there everybody will

feel how happy we are.

0:45:150:45:19

Dancing their Showdance,

Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez.

0:45:190:45:26

Take one, action.

0:45:260:45:28

MUSIC: There's No Business

Like Showbusiness

0:45:280:45:34

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:47:130:47:23

My goodness.

0:47:250:47:28

You are a joy to watch.

0:47:280:47:35

What a treat. You just put the show

into show dance.

0:47:350:47:40

Shirley, how was the first

Showdance of the night?

0:47:400:47:44

My goodness, it was fun, it

manoeuvred all around the floor. You

0:47:440:47:51

took up the whole space. I like the

movie camera was going. I feel like

0:47:510:47:58

you have come into your own. Your

energy is boundless. Every time you

0:47:580:48:03

step onto the floor, I feel

sincerely from your heart you feel

0:48:030:48:08

every step you have taken.

Congratulations. Bruno, did that

0:48:080:48:14

show off Alexandra's skills?

Top of

the Pops. Hit after hit after hit.

0:48:140:48:26

20 dances crammed into one. A

Strictly greatest hits. Argentine

0:48:260:48:32

tango, Charleston, quickstep.

Everything was in it. I love the way

0:48:320:48:38

you wrapped it into a tribute to the

movies. Your show business.

Lovely.

0:48:380:48:46

You have such a wonderful Matt

Gotrel ability. It uses -- you have

0:48:460:48:52

a natural ability that oozes out of

you. The energy was brilliant

0:48:520:49:01

throughout. It was full of surprises

that really took me.

We love it when

0:49:010:49:11

you are so nice, Craig.

Darcey.

It

is shocking. I am shocked. It is the

0:49:110:49:17

final, about time.

It is true. How

you show off your extraordinary

0:49:170:49:25

personality. In this dance,

everything you gave, the exuberance

0:49:250:49:31

you gave. Your unfailing focus.

You'd know exactly you are going to

0:49:310:49:38

perform to 100%.

That is a real

artist.

Thank you. And a joy to

0:49:380:49:43

watch. Two dances down and your

favourite is still to go. We are in

0:49:430:49:51

for a treat. Alexandra and Gorka.

Well done.

0:49:510:50:05

Well done. Well done to you, Gorka,

your first final and all he wanted

0:50:060:50:14

was to show the best bits, most

memorable and emotional parts.

There

0:50:140:50:19

are so many moments I would have

loved to have done tonight but it is

0:50:190:50:23

not possible.

You enjoyed it? I

loved it so much.

We loved watching

0:50:230:50:31

you.

0:50:310:50:33

The scores are in.

0:50:330:50:34

Craig Revel Horwood.

0:50:340:50:36

Darcey Bussell.

0:50:360:50:39

Shirley Ballas.

0:50:390:50:43

Bruno Tonioli.

0:50:430:50:52

That is fantastic. I love it when

you go like that. We have managed to

0:50:520:51:02

keep this a secret. You are allowed

to share with the group now, which

0:51:020:51:06

are you dancing next?

The jive.

CHEERING

0:51:060:51:18

To Tina Turner.

It was going to be

between that and the paso doble and

0:51:180:51:23

then we thought go for it. Jive!

0:51:230:51:37

Tess.

0:51:370:51:39

But next and hoping to win

your votes with their

0:51:390:51:42

anything goes Showdance,

Debbie and her partner Giovanni.

0:51:420:51:43

APPLAUSE

0:51:430:51:50

Debbie will start on top of a music

box and if it helps her win the

0:51:500:51:55

trophy, she will be on top of the

world.

The second dance is the show

0:51:550:52:04

dance, a mixture of dances and so

beautiful.

Don't worry. This is the

0:52:040:52:15

last dance Debbie has to learn so I

will push her really hard.

I cannot

0:52:150:52:21

wait to see what these two have got

on offer. Let's go in. Hello.

It is

0:52:210:52:30

nice to see you.

Tell us about your

show dance. It is quite emotional

0:52:300:52:35

with a lot of lifts.

Your

speciality. Are you nervous, it is

0:52:350:52:40

there more pressure with the show

dance?

Yes because it is one of the

0:52:400:52:44

last we will do together so we have

to get this right. Let us watch, if

0:52:440:52:49

you don't mind.

Oh, Debbie.

Wow!

It

is so beautiful. The total

0:52:490:53:05

connection.

You can feel that

connection.

I cannot wait. Thank

0:53:050:53:13

you.

I cannot wait.

The reason I did

this choreography is because of you.

0:53:130:53:26

He has done such a good job. I have

loved every second of this

0:53:260:53:32

experience and this show dance is

your dance and that is it.

0:53:320:53:36

Dancing their Showdance,

Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice.

0:53:360:53:44

MUSIC: One Day I'll

Fly Away by Vaults

0:53:460:53:49

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:55:310:55:41

Beautiful.

Beautiful show dance,

Debbie and Giovanni. So graceful.

0:55:410:55:53

CHEERING

Listen to that, Debbie. So graceful.

0:55:530:55:59

That played to your strengths.

Bruno, could it help Debbie fly away

0:55:590:56:06

with the trophy?

I cannot predict

the future but what I can say is you

0:56:060:56:11

were flying like an angelic

ballerina. Every little girl has a

0:56:110:56:17

dream that one day they become this

beautiful creature dancing, moving

0:56:170:56:22

beautifully. You just did that. You

are the dream, my darling. Well

0:56:220:56:27

done.

Craig?

It is dangerous to

consider doing classical ballet

0:56:270:56:39

where we have old Darcey Bus stop

here. But I thought you pulled it

0:56:390:56:45

off really well. I liked the

ballerina story. It requires an

0:56:450:56:50

enormous amount of technique in the

turns, you were doing. I've really

0:56:500:56:59

enjoyed it a lot.

0:56:590:57:00

Darcey?

0:57:000:57:04

You are so perfectly petite. Like

this magical sparkle for Giovanni to

0:57:040:57:13

partner. It is so endearing. The

control and quality of every leg.

0:57:130:57:22

Every piece of balance. How, after

the spinning lift, how many times

0:57:220:57:27

did you go around, how did you find

your balance? It was extraordinary

0:57:270:57:32

how you came round and you were

here, I am still standing.

0:57:320:57:38

Extraordinary work, very beautiful.

0:57:380:57:42

High praise from Darcey Bussell.

Surely?

Quite emotional, Debbie.

0:57:420:57:49

This Showdance shows your growth and

how far you have come from the

0:57:490:57:53

beginning. At the beginning of the

season what I loved is you dared to

0:57:530:57:58

dream and look at you in this final.

Your dreams have truly come true.

0:57:580:58:04

I'm sure everybody on the outside

would love to put you in that little

0:58:040:58:08

box and take you home with them and

watch you sparkle every week, it was

0:58:080:58:12

amazing.

Debbie is a dream. That is

your Showdance done. The judges

0:58:120:58:19

loved it, let's help everyone at

home did. You will perform your

0:58:190:58:22

favourite dance later, we all look

forward to that.

Thank you.

It is

0:58:220:58:28

Debbie and Giovanni. Isn't she

brilliant?

0:58:280:58:31

If you want to vote for your

favourite finalist - the

0:58:310:58:33

details for all four couples

are on your screen right

0:58:330:58:36

now so please show your support.

0:58:360:58:40

Well done, that was quite

nerve-racking, wasn't it?

Very.

I

0:58:400:58:45

could tell because normally you are

fine but your face, because it was

0:58:450:58:48

tricky to learn and so many lifts,

was that it?

No, it's the music,

0:58:480:58:55

every time I've done it I've just

cried because the music is so

0:58:550:58:58

emotional and it just takes over

you, so I was really worried that if

0:58:580:59:03

I got too emotional in it that I

wouldn't pull everything off. It was

0:59:030:59:08

just lovely.

It was very lovely to

watch. Well done.

0:59:080:59:11

The scores are in.

0:59:110:59:13

The judges have their scores.

0:59:130:59:14

Craig Revel Horwood.

0:59:140:59:15

Nine.

0:59:150:59:16

Darcey Bussell.

0:59:160:59:19

Nine.

0:59:190:59:20

Shirley Ballas.

0:59:200:59:23

It's a ten from me.

0:59:230:59:25

Bruno Tonioli.

0:59:250:59:28

And its from me. -- ten from me.

0:59:280:59:35

Remember, all of the

judges' scores are for

0:59:350:59:37

guidance only.

0:59:370:59:37

It's your votes alone that

will determine the winner.

0:59:370:59:45

There were so many to choose from,

how have you picked and what have

0:59:450:59:48

you picked for your last dance? The

Reverend is particularly happy about

0:59:480:59:56

that. You wanted to improve on it

even though it was brilliant the

0:59:560:59:59

first time.

Yes, we just love doing

it and there were a few things we

0:59:591:00:03

felt we could get better.

We can't

wait to see it. Thank you so much.

1:00:031:00:10

Let's hear it for Debbie and

Giovanni.

1:00:101:00:12

I love the Showdance is.

1:00:121:00:14

Dancing next with their

no-rules Showdance is

1:00:141:00:16

Gemma and her partner Aljaz.

1:00:161:00:17

APPLAUSE

1:00:171:00:19

Gemma will start off her

Showdance standing on

1:00:191:00:21

giant letters that

spell out her name.

1:00:211:00:31

And she's hoping it won't just be

the letters that light

1:00:331:00:35

up the dance floor.

1:00:351:00:36

The second ounce is our Showdance,

alias described it to me as

1:00:361:00:40

celebrating me being able to dance.

We got foxtrot, Charleston and a bit

1:00:401:00:45

of quickstep in there. So there is

quite a lot to remember during our

1:00:451:00:49

Showdance. The most worrying aspect

is the lifts because I'm scared to

1:00:491:00:54

death of hurting alias.

We are going

to do that lift, we have to do it.

I

1:00:541:00:58

like spying. Let's go in and bother

them, come on. Gemma and Aljaz time.

1:00:581:01:06

Surprise! We would love to come and

watch you two.

Tell us about the

1:01:061:01:12

Showdance.

It's a very cabaret

feeling very powerful and strong.

1:01:121:01:19

It's all about Gemma.

As it should

be.

We are so ready to show you.

Oh!

1:01:191:01:30

Strong.

Yes!

Amazing. I feel happy

and I feel like I want to dance.

I

1:01:301:01:40

want to join in, doing a little

shoulder shimmy, weren't we?

Good

1:01:401:01:44

luck and we will see you on the

night.

Good luck! That's good.

1:01:441:01:50

That's awesome.

Those lifts, she is

so worried. She is smashing them.

1:01:501:01:57

Normally we only see them on a

Saturday so to have them come and

1:01:571:02:00

watch our rehearsals was pretty

special, actually. One more Saturday

1:02:001:02:04

night. Got to do it.

That's it.

1:02:041:02:09

Dancing their Showdance,

Gemma Atkinson and Aljaz Skorjanec.

1:02:091:02:11

APPLAUSE

1:02:111:02:13

MUSIC: Show Me How You Burlesque

1:02:131:02:14

by Christina Aguilera

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Yeah! Come on!

How about that, Gemma

and Aljaz.

Thank you.

Come on over.

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So excited. That had your name

written all over it. So much fun,

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you must have had doing that.

Yes!

Gemma!

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From one dance diva to another...

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Craig.

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I liked it but I didn't love it, I'm

afraid. I'll tell you what I did

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like, the fact you danced outside

the box and danced in ways we have

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not seen you dance before, which is

really good. I thought it was

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daring. I could see in this dance

how you've actually really and truly

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grown as a dancer over the last

couple of months. It's fantastic, it

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really is.

Darcey, what did you

think?

Seeing another side of you,

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this sassy Gemma, you are really

selling it to night. The attack, the

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cool extensions, I loved the staging

and choreography. You really are

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working it so well. Just having that

neat quickstep, just that change in

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dynamics, and all based in Chicago,

I think its great work, great work,

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well done.

There you go.

I don't

agree with Craig, I'm sorry. I'm in

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shock, where did that come from? You

have absolutely graduated from being

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a beginner from week one. You've had

no dance experience and you've come

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out there, you've lifted that leg,

look with that fierce face and

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attitude. I mean, you just gave

every single thing you had, you

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focused straight in his eye, you

were not scared, you were not

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frightened, you gave it 1000%.

APPLAUSE

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She is in your corner, are you,

Bruno?

Oh yes. Where have you been

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hiding, Gemma? You are a blonde

bombshell. That wasn't a quickstep,

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that was a quick sexy! That was

wonderful. A completely different

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character. You were erotic, sultry,

stunning out there. And the

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quickstep itself was actually

technically perfect.

Thank you,

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judges, for your comments. We will

see you for your favourite Dan

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Slater on.

Thank you so much. Come

on! Get in!

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The vote is still open,

and the information you

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need for all four finalists

is on the screen - you

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can still vote for your winner

until the vote closes later.

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Well done. It is going nuts up here

and when Shirley gave her verdict we

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were screaming. What were you trying

to show us with that Showdance,

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Aljaz Skorjanec about 13 weeks ago

Gemma was so scared to go even on

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the floor with me, let alone on her

own, to start a Showdance on your

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own Gemma written next year, you've

gone so far and I wanted you to on

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the dance floor and you did. --

written next to you. I love it!

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Everything was his idea, I loved it.

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The scores are in.

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The judges have their scores.

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Craig Revel Horwood.

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Eight.

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Darcey Bussell.

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Nine.

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Shirley Ballas.

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Ten today.

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Bruno Tonioli.

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I agree with you, my darling, ten!

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Come on! Come on! Gemma! Gemma!

Gemma!

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Please tell us what you are dancing

next, your favourite dance?

We are

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doing Downtown from Blackpool.

It

had to be, right? Your favourite

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week, one of your favourite towns,

we cannot wait to see it. We still

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have one Showdance to go. Well done,

Gemma.

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Next hoping, to wow us

with their spectacular

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Showdance is Joe

and his partner Katya.

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APPLAUSE

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Joe's show-dance is based

on the story of Cinderella.

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Katya will be Cinders

and Joe will be

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Prince Charming.

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And if they go on to win

the Glitterball trophy, they'll

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live happily ever after.

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APPLAUSE

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The second Downs we are going to be

doing is a Showdance. -- the second

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dance. We are doing a classic,

romantic Cinderella type dance.

The

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great thing about Showdance is that

there is no rules.

Katya has never

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shied away from adventurous

choreography.

Everybody's expecting

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big things from us. He has so much

potential and this is his chance to

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really entertain and perform.

I'm

really excited for this one.

I know,

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Joe and Katya.

Let's go and see

them. Hi!

Hi!

Hello, guys, how are

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you?

We really want to watch your

Showdance.

It's not quite perfect.

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Can we at least sit down.

Please sit

down.

Good luck. He's dancing alone

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with a shoe. Go on, Joe, find her.

Hello! That's so cute, so cute.

His

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little face. You handsome prince,

you.

The judges are going to weep.

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This is a crowd pleaser.

Yeah.

Amazing.

Amazing. That is such a

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good routine.

Completely enthralled.

You want to finish on a high. That's

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guaranteed.

It was really good doing

the dance in front of an audience

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for the first time and hopefully

everyone will enjoy it as much as

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Tess and Claudia.

They've thrown

everything but the kitchen sink at

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that.

I need to go and lie down now.

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Dancing their Showdance,

Joe McFadden and Katya Jones.

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APPLAUSE

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MUSIC: You Make My Dreams

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Yes?

Yes!

Joe and Katya, ladies and

gentlemen. Storytelling is so well.

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The lifts were superb. I have never

seen so many outfits in one dance.

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Did our prints charm you?

Dreamy

Prince Joe. You have come a long

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way, you are a snappy move up. I

loved the mix of the light quickstep

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with the essence of jive, cheeky and

playful. Really nice. Timeless

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magic. I did not want the fairy tale

to end.

Very happy.

Surely, was Joe

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the leading man? I am sure everybody

wants a part of your magical

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magnificence. You have come a long

way as well. You are the true Prince

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charming because I know this young

lady, it is her first time in the

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final and you have made her wish

come true today. Very true. She has

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done an amazing job for you and in

return you worked hard and you are

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in the final.

I applaud you.

Bruno?

Definitely the king and queen of the

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ball. Week after week, you have the

original, creative. It had a

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wonderful magic about it, working to

your strength. You entertained us in

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the perfect way and that is what the

Showdance is all about.

Craig, were

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you entertained?

That shoe might fit

me, darling. I love watching you

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dance. You are complete and absolute

showbiz and for the Showdance you

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turn it on the smile is there. You

just great.

Talking of smiles, you

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look handsome when you smile, Craig.

You should do it more often. You

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still have another chance to impress

the judges and everybody at home. I

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am looking forward to your favourite

dance. Joe would capture, well done,

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my lovely. -- Joe and Katya.

Well done, two dances down. You must

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feel relieved. You are a brilliant

choreographer. You want to play to

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his strengths.

The storytelling is

wonderful and leaving him alone with

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the shoe, that was risky.

The ring

is not bad. Does it fit?

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The vote is still open,

and the details for

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all four finalists are up

on your screen - you

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can still vote until the vote

closes later in the show.

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The scores are in.

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Craig Revel Horwood.

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Darcey Bussell.

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Shirley Ballas.

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Bruno Tonioli.

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39, well done. That was so clever.

Wardrobe are absolutely brilliant.

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Tell us what is your favourite?

We

are doing the Charleston, I am very

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happy to say.

Fantastic.

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Each of our couples have

performed two routines,

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meaning they have one more left.

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Before that let's have a look

at the leaderboard.

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Before that let's have a look

at the leaderboard.

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Not a lot in it.

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But don't forget

that is only a guide.

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Who wins is down to you at home.

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Here's a reminder of their

first two performances

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and the all important

vote information.

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What an incredible final. Each of

the Couples has only one dance left

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to perform.

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Now, with the last chance

to win your votes and

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prove she's worthy champion,

it's Alexandra and

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Gorka.

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APPLAUSE

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Alexandra's routines have

gone from strength to

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strength and so has

their partnership.

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Their experience on the

show has created an

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unbreakable bond.

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Before they perform their final

dance together, let's take

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a look back at their

time on Strictly.

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This experience of Strictly will

stay with me for ever. It has been

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an incredible journey. Now I know

how to do a jive, cha-cha-cha,

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Argentine tango, Charleston, samba.

It brings me so much joy. Blackpool

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was a dream. We got a quickstep on

that ballroom floor. I thought, this

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is ridiculous, it is crazy. I owe

Gorka so much, he always made me

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feel like it is us together, we are

a team. No matter what happened, he

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would be there for me.

I am beyond

proud of Alexandra. Every time we go

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onto the dance floor, it blew me

away, she never gave up. She has

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always been incredible.

I do not

know if he realises what he has

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given me over the past few months.

I

am so proud of you. Thank you for

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giving me something to enjoy.

Thank

you for giving me by life back.

You

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have done us proud.

I love the fact

we get to choose our favourite dance

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of the series. The music, the dress,

the choreography. Everything felt

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right. I have to channel Tina Turner

and go for it.

The last time I will

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be holding her, dancing, looking

into her eyes and saying, let's do

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it one more time.

It is making me

emotional. The fact we made it this

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far, I believe my family are proud

and most of all I think my mum would

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be the proudest mother on earth. To

do something so great.

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Dancing their jive,

in a bid to be your

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Strictly Come Dancing champions,

Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez.

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MUSIC: Proud Mary by Tina Turner

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Oh, my goodness me. How about that,

ladies and gentlemen? Oh, wow.

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CHEERING

Just listen to that, my darling. I

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hope you can hear that at home. The

energy you create is extraordinary.

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Gorka is down. He cannot keep up.

The hairs on my arms are standing on

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end. Shirley and Bruno were on their

feet. It was a beautiful thing. The

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stakes are high, surely, have they

done enough?

This is pure brilliance

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from the beginning to the end. You

display the correct posture and had

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amazing leg action. Your energy, how

you deliver, it is your character. I

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have seen you around and you always

sparkle. Amazing choreography. You

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have done magnificent. I want to

congratulate you.

What a first final

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for you, Gorka. Did Alexandra saved

the best till last?

It was like

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watching Tina Turner live. It is an

instant classic. My favourite dance

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of the season. I am sure it will go

down in the Strictly Come Dancing

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hall of fame. Between Jay McGuiness,

Jill Halfpenny, now we have

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Alexandra's jive.

Craig.

Fantastic.

So well deserved. Craig is on his

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feet, a standing ovation.

Well done.

Darcey. You are shining so bright.

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It is not just the silver costume.

You are out doing Gorka. I cannot

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believe you did this on week four.

Your energy and performance. Please

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tell me when you will perform next,

after Strictly, I want to see what

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you do next.

It is a lovely thing to

say. You lifted the room with your

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energy. They can do no more. It is

down to you and your votes. What a

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dance, Alexandra and Gorka. Thank

you so much.

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Alexandra and Gorka have done

all they can, but have you?

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The information for

all four finalists is

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on the screen now so you can

vote for your winner.

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Wow that looked overwhelming. I know

that song means a lot to you.

It

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does.

Let's talk about your support

network, your boyfriend Josh was

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sobbing, your mum and dad are here,

we saw them on the video, they've

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looked after you as well as this man

through the whole thing, haven't

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they?

They have. I don't want to

cry. I just want to say I'm

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grateful.

You can.

It has been a

tough journey and it is the last one

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with you which I'm gutted about. It

has brought so much joy to my life

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and I'm so happy, so happy, just

enjoying the rest of the night.

We

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love you.

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The scores are in.

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The judges have their scores.

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Craig Revel Horwood.

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Ten.

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Darcey Bussell.

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Ten.

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Shirley Ballas.

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Ten.

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Bruno Tonioli.

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Ten.

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Well done. Well done to you. We

never say well done to Gorka but we

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do mean it. Still to come, Gemma and

Aljaz perform their Blackpool

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American smooth. Well done, babe.

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Next, with their very last

chance to impress you

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tonight and win the trophy

is Debbie and Giovanni.

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APPLAUSE

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Strictly has given Debbie

her sparkle back and

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she's enjoyed every minute of it.

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She's about to perform her last

dance with Giovanni but first

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here's what Strictly

has meant to her.

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I've loved Strictly. It's 100 times

better than I could possibly have

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imagined, particularly working with

Giovanni.

It's Giovanni!

When I got

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Debbie I was so happy. She's an

amazing partner and friend. OK,

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let's do it again.

We have laughed

every single day and it's a great

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feeling to have a friend that you

can say anything too and also that

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they laugh at your jokes.

Salsa

time!

Yeah! We've had so many

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amazing moments where the judges'

comments have completely taken me by

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surprise. Not least when Craig fell

at my feet, I was absolutely

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speechless. That doesn't happen very

often.

Being in the final of

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Strictly come dancing is everything,

I've had the best time of my life.

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This is the cherry on the cake.

Good

luck, smashed it on Saturday, we

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know you can do it.

We love you so

much.

I want you to know how proud I

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am of you and I know your dad would

be doubly proud.

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After I lost Paul I lost a lot of

confidence. What Giovanni has given

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me is that confidence back that I

can do it on my own and that I'm

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actually OK. I will always look back

on Strictly with very happy

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memories.

So this is our last dance

together.

I can't believe, the Wicks

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have just flown by. Really sad it's

over. -- the weeks have flown by.

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Giovanni and I have chosen the

Argentine tango because it felt

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electric.

The first time round Craig mentioned

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I need to loosen my legs on the

gauchos so I will work on those a

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lot this week. I'm really hoping I

can give a very emotional

1:30:541:30:59

performance.

Shall we do it?

Let's

do it. Let's go.

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APPLAUSE

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Dancing their Argentine tango,

in a bid to be your

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Strictly Come Dancing champions,

Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice.

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MUSIC: Por Una Cabeza

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Stunning final performance from

Debbie and Giovanni. Just when you

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thought things couldn't get any more

dramatic, the intensity and passion.

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Those pins of yours. You had it all.

Bruno's on his feet again.

It was

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sublime. What a tango. You have

really set the bench mark for the

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Argentine tango. It was even better,

if possible than the first time

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around. But honestly and truthfully,

this is not a judge, this is Bruno

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talking. You really have exceeded my

expectations week after week after

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week. You have been such a source of

inspiration, for me included and

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millions of people out there. They

say, you get to a certain age and UI

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history. Well, you are not, you are

getting better.

Better and better.

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Phenomenal, Debbie.

For the

60-year-olds well said.

He's having

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a lovely night.

62 in your case,

Bruno.

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LAUGHTER

I still move better than you.

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Behave.

I absolutely, totally 100%

agree with Bruno. This is not the

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end of anything, my darling, for

you. It's a new beginning and it is

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just stunning watching you.

Darcey,

what do you think?

Debbie, you are

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stunningly fearless, how you come

out, the finesse and strength of

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every move you create. That balance

is extraordinary. You weren't even

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putting your heel down. It is

stunning to watch, the control, the

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mind of the legs, I could go on. You

just blow me away.

Blown us all

1:35:101:35:15

away. Surely, you were emotional the

last time Debbie Dunst the Argentine

1:35:151:35:20

tango, how do you feel now -- Debbie

was dancing the Argentine tango.

You

1:35:201:35:26

have been outstanding. I want to

know how you choreographed that. You

1:35:261:35:31

are so sensitive and you are so

caring and you allow her to come out

1:35:311:35:34

and be so daring in every single

thing she has done. How does it feel

1:35:341:35:39

to dance with him too, Debbie? Is he

just amazing?

From day one he just

1:35:391:35:46

wanted me to shine and all he has

done is put me first. And looked

1:35:461:35:51

after me.

And you deserve every

second of it. Every second.

1:35:511:35:59

Brilliant work, both of you.

Brilliant work, brilliant

1:35:591:36:04

partnership, thank you, judges. It

is up to you at home now. Debbie and

1:36:041:36:09

Giovanni. Go on my lovely.

1:36:091:36:15

Which couple do you want to lift

the glitterball trophy?

1:36:151:36:17

All the information

you need is on screen now.

1:36:171:36:21

That must mean so much to hear those

comments. You've made a great

1:36:211:36:26

friend, but as you said, you've made

your mum and your sister, both in

1:36:261:36:29

the audience, incredibly proud.

All

of my family and my brother at home,

1:36:291:36:35

we couldn't get enough tickets, all

of my friends who have just been

1:36:351:36:38

behind me and my Strictly family,

have just made the whole thing

1:36:381:36:44

incredible.

I know. You said this is

the best Strictly you've ever been

1:36:441:36:49

part of.

Definitely, the best

Strictly ever. It's not just about

1:36:491:36:53

dancing, it's feeling good every

time you go into Henry Purcell,

1:36:531:36:56

feeling great with a great, great

friend, Debbie.

Well done to the two

1:36:561:37:02

of you.

1:37:021:37:03

The scores are in.

1:37:031:37:04

The judges have their scores.

1:37:041:37:06

Craig Revel Horwood.

1:37:061:37:08

Ten!

1:37:081:37:11

Darcey Bussell.

1:37:111:37:14

Ten.

1:37:141:37:16

Shirley Ballas.

1:37:161:37:18

Ten!

1:37:181:37:20

Bruno Tonioli.

1:37:201:37:22

Ten.

1:37:221:37:23

Well done. Fantastic reaction to

that. Don't forget to night the

1:37:301:37:36

judges' scores are merely a guide.

1:37:361:37:39

It is your votes

that will decide the

1:37:391:37:41

winner so please keep voting.

1:37:411:37:42

Still to come, Joe

and Katya perform their

1:37:421:37:44

favourite dance of the series -

the Charleston.

1:37:441:37:46

Well done, Debbie and Giovanni.

1:37:461:37:47

Tess.

1:37:471:37:48

The next couple to perform

with their last chance

1:37:481:37:50

to win your votes and be

crowned champions is

1:37:501:37:52

Gemma and her partner Aljaz.

1:37:521:37:54

APPLAUSE

1:37:541:37:55

The dance they've chosen

is their American

1:37:561:37:58

smooth from Blackpool.

1:37:581:38:00

At the end of it they head

off on a tram and this

1:38:001:38:04

time round it's going to be

especially poignant as

1:38:041:38:06

this dance is the final stop

on their Strictly journey.

1:38:061:38:08

APPLAUSE

1:38:081:38:09

I would describe Strictly as one of

the scariest most exciting

1:38:141:38:20

roller-coaster rides but it's one of

those roller-coaster rides no one

1:38:201:38:22

wants to get off.

Gemma and I

really, really got along from the

1:38:221:38:31

first day on. She's been making me

proud for the last 14 weeks.

It has

1:38:311:38:35

been tough at times but literally

the thing that has got me through it

1:38:351:38:39

is Aljaz. Is very kind and very

patient.

To get through this whole

1:38:391:38:46

season the way we did, we are having

so much fun, and I will never forget

1:38:461:38:50

that.

I would like to say to Aljaz,

a massive, massive thank you,

1:38:501:38:56

because he's changed my life. He's

given me confidence that I never

1:38:561:39:01

had. He's given me a belief in

myself that I never had.

I couldn't

1:39:011:39:06

have asked for a better partner.

I've really made an incredible

1:39:061:39:10

friend in Gemma.

All of my family

and friends have been so supportive

1:39:101:39:13

and I'm really lucky they are behind

me no matter what.

It's been

1:39:131:39:18

absolutely fabulous to watch her

progression.

To see her get this far

1:39:181:39:22

in something she has never done

before is amazing.

Good luck, auntie

1:39:221:39:27

Gemma, you can do this.

You've

worked so, so hard for this and you

1:39:271:39:32

can do it.

My height was getting the

tens in Blackpool, and my mum in the

1:39:321:39:38

audience, everything was beautiful

about that darts and that's why we

1:39:381:39:41

have to do it again in the final.

The American smooth in the final as

1:39:411:39:47

a favourite pic, we couldn't do

anything else. We are going to do

1:39:471:39:51

our last dance this Saturday.

I

know, it's going to make me cry.

1:39:511:39:55

Come here. I've had the best time

with you.

This experience is going

1:39:551:40:02

to stay with me for ever. It's just

been incredible.

1:40:021:40:07

APPLAUSE

1:40:101:40:13

Dancing their American smooth,

in a bid to be your

1:40:131:40:15

Strictly Come Dancing champions,

Gemma Atkinson and Aljaz Skorjanec.

1:40:151:40:18

MUSIC: Downtown by Petula Clark

1:40:211:40:25

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:42:021:42:12

You did it. Gemma and Aljaz dancing

together for the final time. Come on

1:42:151:42:26

over. Emotions are running high.

Such a wonderful routine. Well done.

1:42:261:42:34

Your favourite of the series. It is

our last one.

Your last Dana Vollmer

1:42:341:42:41

show. It is never the last dance

with you, never. -- your last dance

1:42:411:42:49

on the show. It was classy, elegant,

everything Blackpool is not,

1:42:491:42:54

darling.

How dare you, blasphemy! It

never happened all series and in the

1:42:541:43:07

final...

Bruno. I absolutely loved

it. It was really good. Well done,

1:43:071:43:18

my darling.

Naughty boy. Put it down

and behave yourself.

Darcey. OK, I

1:43:181:43:32

am ready. Gemma, you should be

really proud. It has all the magic

1:43:321:43:37

of Blackpool. You loved it there and

you brought that here performing it

1:43:371:43:43

again. It was clean and Sabine, the

quality, beautiful, graceful. -- and

1:43:431:43:51

it was Serena. It was such an

assured performance. Really.

1:43:511:43:58

Shirley. It was a musical

extravaganza from a young lady who

1:44:021:44:10

has turned into a beautiful dancer.

Your changes, different speed,

1:44:101:44:16

steps. Your beautiful frame. I

remember it at the beginning and

1:44:161:44:21

look at it now, it is so

professional. Your journey has been

1:44:211:44:26

one of just constant improvement. I

hope everybody recognises that.

How

1:44:261:44:36

was the final dance for you?

This

was your turning point. You turned

1:44:361:44:44

up in full bloom, like a beautiful

rose, wonderful. I am pleased to say

1:44:441:44:50

you are still flowing, you are still

glowing. It demands a song.

1:44:501:44:59

# You are still glowing.

Thank you,

judges. Nice. You have done a great

1:44:591:45:12

job. Well done.

1:45:121:45:19

That was Gemma and

Aljaz's final dance.

1:45:191:45:21

But are they your winners?

1:45:211:45:23

All the information you need

to vote for all four

1:45:231:45:27

couples on screen now.

1:45:271:45:36

The final dance, you have done all

you can and you adored that dance. I

1:45:361:45:41

remember after you danced it you

said it was the best night ever.

Did

1:45:411:45:45

it feel as good? It did, I have my

family and friends.

Can we remind

1:45:451:45:52

everyone how many years your mother

tried to get tickets.

Six. And now

1:45:521:45:58

she has been three times and once in

Blackpool!

1:45:581:46:00

The scores are in.

1:46:001:46:01

Craig Revel Horwood.

1:46:011:46:04

Darcey Bussell.

1:46:041:46:08

Shirley Ballas.

1:46:081:46:11

Bruno Tonioli.

1:46:111:46:20

That is your highest score.

Gemma! I

have never been prouder of anyone in

1:46:201:46:34

my life. You delivered three

incredible dancers and thank you so

1:46:341:46:38

much for every second.

1:46:381:46:42

Still to come, our eliminated

celebrities perform a

1:46:421:46:44

group dance and Ed Sheeran sings.

1:46:441:46:45

Tess.

1:46:451:46:47

And now the final couple,

with their final dance

1:46:471:46:49

and their chance to earn your

votes -

1:46:491:46:51

it's Joe and his partner Katya.

1:46:511:46:52

APPLAUSE

1:46:521:46:58

Over the series Katya has

worked Joe harder and

1:46:581:47:00

harder, made the

choreography tougher and

1:47:001:47:02

tougher and every week Joe's

got better and better.

1:47:021:47:06

They're determined to

make this last dance

1:47:061:47:08

the best so far.

1:47:081:47:09

Let's take a look back

at their Strictly story.

1:47:091:47:19

Being on Strictly has been the most

intense, brilliant and bonkers

1:47:221:47:27

experience of my life.

When we

started, neither of us thought how

1:47:271:47:33

far we could go.

The tango was

particularly challenging and I lost

1:47:331:47:38

my concentration and it went badly

wrong.

It hit him hard. We did have

1:47:381:47:46

weeks when he thought he cannot do

it.

I thought I need to fight for

1:47:461:47:52

it, it will not be given to me.

The

paso doble was a breakthrough. It

1:47:521:47:59

required self belief and confidence.

I was proud. It was so well

1:47:591:48:03

received.

It is a ten.

The

confidence built throughout the

1:48:031:48:11

whole competition, it was incredible

to see.

It feels amazing to never

1:48:111:48:15

have been in a dance-off, to have

that support.

I am proud of Joe

1:48:151:48:23

being on Strictly.

I love all of his

dancers. We love you very much. We

1:48:231:48:28

are rooting for you 100%.

Katya is

the right partner. She knows when to

1:48:281:48:39

use the carrot and when to use the

stick.

I pushed hard but the result

1:48:391:48:44

was worth it.

I am massively

grateful. We are doing the favourite

1:48:441:48:49

dance. The Charleston.

It showcases

how much trust we have in each

1:48:491:48:55

other. I cannot wait to do the last

dance in the final together. I am so

1:48:551:49:03

proud of you. Come on, partner.

1:49:031:49:15

Dancing their Charleston,

in a bid to be your

1:49:151:49:19

Strictly Come Dancing champions,

Joe McFadden and Katya Jones.

1:49:191:49:25

MUSIC: Alexander's Ragtime Band

by Ella Fitzgerald

1:49:251:49:35

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.

1:50:511:51:01

Magnificent. Just superb. Listen to

that. CHEERING

1:51:041:51:16

Your last dance. What a dance. I am

not surprised you are worn out. That

1:51:161:51:23

was Joe's favourite dance, was it

one of yours?

Without a doubt. Thank

1:51:231:51:29

goodness you brought it back and we

can see it again. You are a natural

1:51:291:51:34

dancer. How you express every joy as

you perform with all that detail.

1:51:341:51:40

The legs, arms, precision of the

lifts. You have topped it. This is

1:51:401:51:48

the perfect end to a great final.

Surely. I agree, this is the way to

1:51:481:52:01

close the show. I said many weeks

ago, I called you dark horse Joe,

1:52:011:52:09

detailed Joe, you never gave in, not

an inch. You pushed the boundaries,

1:52:091:52:15

lifted this young lady, dumb things

I never thought you would be able to

1:52:151:52:18

do when I saw you in week one. You

were discombobulated but now

1:52:181:52:29

completely synchronised together.

You have turned into a magnificent

1:52:291:52:32

dancer.

Brilliant. Rising to the

occasion. Clever, exciting,

1:52:321:52:39

original. This has been a fantastic

series. Everybody tonight... I do

1:52:391:52:54

not know who will win but you have

given us a fantastic show. Not just

1:52:541:52:59

as a judge but somebody who watches

from the outside.

Your last comment

1:52:591:53:13

of Strictly Come Dancing 2017,

please be nice.

Only one word will

1:53:131:53:18

describe that. It has three

syllables. It begins with F.

1:53:181:53:23

Fabulous.

It is a beautiful word and

a beautiful performance. Will they

1:53:231:53:33

marched off with the title, that is

up to you. Well done.

1:53:331:53:41

Are Joe and Katya your champions?

1:53:411:53:43

The all-important vote information

you need to vote for your winning

1:53:431:53:45

finalist is on your screen now.

1:53:451:53:51

You must be in shock. When you

started you were like, I just don't

1:53:511:53:55

know. It was not always perfect.

She

persevered and cracked the whip.

1:53:551:54:08

What I love about you, you have not

been able to stop crying.

1:54:081:54:16

The judges have their scores.

1:54:161:54:17

Craig Revel Horwood.

1:54:171:54:20

Darcey Bussell.

1:54:201:54:24

Shirley Ballas.

1:54:241:54:27

Bruno Tonioli.

1:54:271:54:37

So that really is it. Let's look at

the final Leader Board.

1:54:511:54:59

There is not a lot in it.

1:55:101:55:11

But those scores are just

for guidance and do not

1:55:111:55:13

count towards the end result.

1:55:131:55:15

The winner will be

decided only by you.

1:55:151:55:17

Now for the last terms

and conditions of the series.

1:55:171:55:19

You can imagine how I'm feeling.

1:55:191:55:20

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here's a reminder of tonight's

1:55:421:55:44

12 performances from our brilliant

finalists and the all-important

1:55:441:55:47

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1:55:471:55:57

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Our finalists have

given their all tonight.

1:59:171:59:19

But who have you chosen

as your winner?

1:59:191:59:24

You have about ten more minutes

to vote for your champions.

1:59:241:59:26

Very soon we will find out

which of our couples will take home

1:59:261:59:29

the glitterball trophy.

1:59:291:59:30

But now, here's what Strictly fans

up and down the country have had

1:59:301:59:34

to say about this year's series.

1:59:341:59:37

Strictly has been really amazing

this year.

What a brilliant series.

1:59:471:59:51

The highlight of my week.

A lovely

window of joy.

The quality of

1:59:511:59:58

dancing has been sky-high.

My

favourite moment this series has

1:59:582:00:00

been the Charleston Alexandra did.

I

cook spicy curries but nothing is a

2:00:002:00:06

spicy as Alexandra's tango.

When he

did the splits.

How did he manage

2:00:062:00:11

that?

I can't do that.

Debbie McGee

is almost as flexible as me.

Debbie

2:00:112:00:19

is Lady. It is strange for Craig to

get quite so enthusiastic.

When he

2:00:192:00:24

did the purring, he cracks me up.

The presentation has been amazing.

2:00:242:00:31

The jive has been the best I've ever

seen a painter and decorator do and

2:00:312:00:37

I should know.

My favourite was

geo-.

The paso doble.

He's just gone

2:00:372:00:42

like that because he's not a dancer

but he is now.

The professional

2:00:422:00:46

dancers are really good this year.

I

think the choreography is brilliant.

2:00:462:00:51

The Lala theme was so good.

The time

that Oti walked down the catwalk was

2:00:512:01:00

brilliant.

We can all appreciate

him.

I think you have earned your

2:01:002:01:07

licence to thrill.

He has so much

enthusiasm.

Amazing, that was so

2:01:072:01:13

good.

One of my all-time favourite

moments on the Strictly was Darcey.

2:01:132:01:17

If you're not in that final I'm

going to get into his speedo Koo.

2:01:172:01:21

Oh!

Dead honest and they are funny.

-- into hits speedos.

You are a

2:01:212:01:32

sassy lady.

She enjoyed it and you

could see it on her face.

I was

2:01:322:01:36

sorry that she went as early as she

did. It was a roller-coaster.

2:01:362:01:40

Charlotte, what a wonderful jive she

had.

Charlotte looked like a movie

2:01:402:01:44

star, utterly beautiful as a dancer.

I really liked Aston, he had great

2:01:442:01:49

energy and style.

He was really

good.

Shame he went out so early.

2:01:492:01:55

Jonnie Peacock's jive was awesome.

I

don't know how he did those steps.

2:01:552:02:01

He's a massive inspiration.

You

might have thought it was tough on

2:02:012:02:04

you but your kicks and flicks were

outstanding.

Surely as a new

2:02:042:02:08

addition has been outstanding.

She

had a Big Cass taking over from Len.

2:02:082:02:15

When Mollie did the Charleston.

That

dance got their seal of approval.

2:02:152:02:20

The cutest couple on strip me.

I

think we should leave it to that,

2:02:202:02:24

Douvan.

Tess and Claudia are a great

double act.

Claudia's jokes, just

2:02:242:02:33

like this pizza, extra Chizzy.

OK,

if it's not too much trouble, don't

2:02:332:02:38

worry, I will ask her myself, she's

never been like this before.

Debbie

2:02:382:02:42

and Al Yash are a perfect pair.

Gemma has blossomed.

She's honest,

2:02:422:02:47

down to earth and she has tried.

The

best week, Blackpool.

Fabulous show.

2:02:472:02:53

I like the paso doble.

I was

surprised nobody bumped into each

2:02:532:02:59

other.

My favourite Strictly week

was Halloween. The hair, the

2:02:592:03:03

make-up, the set, the music,

perfect.

This year's Strictly has

2:03:032:03:08

gone like a rocket.

Simon Rimmer

dressed as Buzz Lightyear.

That

2:03:082:03:14

really suited him.

I loved Reverend

Richard, great way to start the

2:03:142:03:17

season with him coming down on the

cloud.

Great entertainment.

That's

2:03:172:03:21

what Strictly is about, some of who

has never danced before going for it

2:03:212:03:24

and at times making a fool of

themselves.

The funniest moment was

2:03:242:03:27

Ruth.

It wasn't that she fell over.

Stroke of genius.

Was it like this?

2:03:272:03:36

No!

I've loved this series.

It comes

to an end so what are you going to

2:03:362:03:42

do when Strictly finishes?

Keep

dancing!

2:03:422:03:47

APPLAUSE

2:03:492:03:50

Thank you all so much.

2:03:502:03:51

We couldn't do it without you.

2:03:512:03:53

The vote will be closing

in about five minutes.

2:03:532:03:56

If you want your favourite

couple to be crowned

2:03:562:03:58

Strictly champions, please vote now.

2:03:582:04:00

Time now for a very

special musical guest.

2:04:002:04:02

Preforming his chart-topping

single Perfect,

2:04:022:04:03

it's the one and only Ed Sheeran.

2:04:032:04:13

MUSIC: Perfect by Ed Sheeran.

2:04:172:04:19

# I found a love for me

2:04:192:04:21

# Darling, just dive right

in and follow my lead

2:04:212:04:28

# Well, I found a girl,

beautiful and sweet

2:04:282:04:38

# Oh, I never knew you were

the someone waiting for me

2:04:382:04:42

# 'Cause we were just kids

when we fell in love

2:04:422:04:46

# Not knowing what it was

2:04:462:04:51

# I will not give you up this time

2:04:512:04:56

# But darling, just kiss me slow,

your heart is all I own

2:04:582:05:04

# And in your eyes

you're holding mine

2:05:052:05:10

# Baby, I'm dancing in the dark

with you between my arms

2:05:122:05:20

# Barefoot on the grass,

listening to our favorite song

2:05:242:05:30

# When you said you looked a mess,

I whispered underneath my breath

2:05:302:05:36

# But you heard it, darling,

you look perfect tonight

2:05:392:05:44

# Well I found a woman,

stronger than anyone I know

2:05:512:05:58

# She shares my dreams, I hope that

someday I'll share her home

2:05:582:06:05

# I found a love, to carry more

than just my secrets

2:06:052:06:12

# To carry love, to carry

children of our own

2:06:132:06:20

# We are still kids,

but we're so in love

2:06:202:06:25

# Fighting against all odds

2:06:252:06:30

# I know

we'll be all right this time

2:06:302:06:35

# Darling, just hold my hand

2:06:352:06:41

# Be my girl, I'll be your man

2:06:412:06:44

# I see my future in your eyes

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# Baby, I'm dancing in the dark,

with you between my arms

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# Barefoot on the grass,

listening to our favorite song

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# When I saw you in that dress,

looking so beautiful

2:07:062:07:15

# I don't deserve this, darling,

you look perfect tonight

2:07:152:07:23

# Baby, I'm dancing in the dark,

with you between my arms

2:07:382:07:45

# Barefoot on the grass,

listening to our favorite song

2:07:472:07:54

# I have faith in what I see

2:07:542:07:58

# Now I know I have

met an angel in person

2:07:582:08:04

# And she looks perfect,

I don't deserve this

2:08:042:08:11

# You look perfect tonight.#

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APPLAUSE

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A huge thank you to the brilliant

Ed Sheeran

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and, of course, our pro

dancers Karen and Pasha.

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That's it.

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Please step away from whatever

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be it tablet, smartphone or carrier

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Please do not try to vote,

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and you may still be charged.

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We will be announcing the winning

couple very shortly.

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While the vote is counted

and independently verified,

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it's time to celebrate this year's

cast of celebrities.

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Before they perform what promises

to be an unmissable group dance,

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let's take a look at what they have

loved most about the series.

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One word to describe Strictly.

I

can't explain it in one word.

2:09:252:09:30

Magical.

Exquisite.

Amazing.

Launch

show was amazing, it was like doing

2:09:302:09:40

the Oscars, not that I'd ever done

the Oscars.

It felt glamorous,

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sparkly and magical.

Why would you

not want to be part of this?

That's

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when it felt real that we doing

Strictly.

It's Janette!

Janette was

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my topic as you can see by the

reaction.

Oti was the perfect

2:09:532:09:58

person.

I knew we would have fun.

I

wouldn't have minded who I got but

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when I got Anton it was Mike Cherry

on the cake.

I've been in this

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illustrious career for 40 years and

never worked so hard in my life.

2:10:072:10:10

It's absolutely exhausting both

mentally and physically.

You start

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off on a Monday starting with a new

dance and you are thinking, how is

2:10:162:10:19

this going to go?

I used to have

tearful Tuesday going I can't do

2:10:192:10:23

this dance in front of people, it's

not going to happen.

You have to get

2:10:232:10:27

your feet in the right place at the

right time over and over again.

Oti

2:10:272:10:32

pushed me, I said I was struggling

with this move.

Let's it again.

2:10:322:10:36

There was always a moment in the

week when the dance finally clicked.

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Yes!

The first dance is of course

the most nerve-racking and what

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really scares you is when you stand

there and he says, dancing the tango

2:10:472:10:52

Brian Connelly... And you go, here

we go, this is for real now.

It was

2:10:522:11:00

terrifying. I could literally feel

my knees knocking.

I actually

2:11:002:11:03

thought my heart was going to stop.

Boom boom, boom boom.

It felt like

2:11:032:11:09

somebody poured concrete into my

shoes, that's how bad it was.

You

2:11:092:11:13

can't think about the millions

watching at home because that will

2:11:132:11:16

freak you out.

You only have one

chance so figures crossed it goes

2:11:162:11:20

well.

It was difficult but Janette

somehow, some way made it so easy.

2:11:202:11:28

Facing the judges is terrifying. As

a comedian I've been critiqued in

2:11:282:11:31

the past but not by four people

standing straight in front of me.

It

2:11:312:11:34

was weird but it was wonderful.

Perhaps Craig wasn't overwhelmed

2:11:342:11:40

with enthusiasm for my dancing.

All

the problems really began, darling,

2:11:402:11:45

when the cloud actually landed,

didn't they?

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LAUGHTER

Perhaps jealousy on his part, I

2:11:462:11:53

can't comment.

I hadn't been getting

the most positive comments.

You had

2:11:532:11:56

a lot of mistakes and tended to go

off time.

But then came at the tango

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and I got four sixes and they said

nice things.

Great improvement, well

2:12:012:12:05

done.

You can't believe four sixes

could mean so much to a person but

2:12:052:12:10

it really did.

You can't go through

ace show like Strictly with such

2:12:102:12:13

highs without there being some blows

and I think for me it was being in

2:12:132:12:17

the dance off is a terrifying

experience.

There is something you

2:12:172:12:23

gain from being in the dance off, it

kind of makes you stronger.

I didn't

2:12:232:12:26

want to leave because I had such a

great time.

Suddenly losing the

2:12:262:12:30

place on the show you love is

crushing.

The last thing you want to

2:12:302:12:34

do is go home but that's how it

works.

I don't think Strictly can be

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competitive anything I've ever done,

or will compare to anything I will

2:12:382:12:42

ever do.

I, of course, would like to

have won but there was something I

2:12:422:12:47

wasn't doing right and it was

dancing.

Strictly for me was a

2:12:472:12:53

dream.

A big magical, crazy, sparkly

dream.

It was just really, really,

2:12:532:13:00

really good fun.

I wanted to show

throughout the series that there is

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so much that disabled people can do.

I feel I've climbed my Everest and

2:13:032:13:07

stuck a flag at the top.

I think I'm

a different person, a nicer person,

2:13:072:13:11

if I'm honest.

I didn't have any

idea how much I would fall in love

2:13:112:13:15

with dancing.

It was an

extraordinary experience, just one

2:13:152:13:20

of those beautiful, magical shows

and why wouldn't you want to be a

2:13:202:13:22

part of it?

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What a cast.

2:13:272:13:28

Each one of our celebrities

bringing their own unique

2:13:282:13:30

something to the ballroom.

2:13:302:13:31

We couldn't let them leave

without one more turn

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on the dance floor.

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Performing a group dance

that will bring a smile

2:13:342:13:36

to your face, please welcome...

2:13:362:13:38

BOTH: Our Strictly stars.

2:13:382:13:39

APPLAUSE

2:13:392:13:48

MUSIC: Walking On Sunshine

by Katrina and the Waves

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

2:16:592:17:09

A huge thank you to

the cast of 2017.

2:17:122:17:14

That was so entertaining.

2:17:142:17:17

It was like the whole series just

flashed before our eyes.

2:17:172:17:20

We're moments away from announcing

this year's winning couple.

2:17:202:17:23

And while this series might

be coming to an end,

2:17:232:17:27

we still have one more very special

treat for you in the form

2:17:272:17:30

of our Christmas Special.

2:17:302:17:36

Merry Christmas.

# I wish it could be Christmas every

2:17:362:17:43

day.

You had it all. I loved it.

On

a cold Christmas Day, that was hot.

2:17:432:18:06

It was festive.

A real Christmas

treat. Merry Christmas.

2:18:062:18:12

See you on Christmas Day.

2:18:122:18:13

I'm now joined by the cast of 2017.

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It is lovely you are back. How proud

I knew of the four finalists?

I am a

2:18:202:18:29

Strictly super fan and watching the

final tonight, the best seats in the

2:18:292:18:35

house, the Showdances were

wonderful, the best experience in my

2:18:352:18:38

life and I could not be prouder to

be part of the show. It was

2:18:382:18:44

emotional. We have watched them from

week one and watching them tonight

2:18:442:18:50

was unbelievable.

It is annoying

when I say this, but all of you

2:18:502:18:55

together, isn't it? Jonnie. Haircut.

Also I believe you are a nominee in

2:18:552:19:06

Sports Personality Of The Year.

Whatever happens... I will probably

2:19:062:19:14

be hungover. He will not be, he is a

sportsman. Honestly, from all of us

2:19:142:19:22

at Strictly, you have won. Ruth,

always smiling. What is it like to

2:19:222:19:31

be back?

The smile has stayed today,

the first time I have been here,

2:19:312:19:38

danced, and not been terrified.

Aston. Are you eight seconds away

2:19:382:19:46

from having that baby?

Yes.

Are you

all right? We will let you know.

2:19:462:19:52

Thank you.

2:19:522:19:52

We're moments away from announcing

this year's winner.

2:19:522:19:54

Before that, we have to hear

from one more group of people.

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Our dance superheroes, the judges.

2:19:572:20:07

My first year on Strictly has been

the most amazing experience.

No

2:20:072:20:14

other series has been such a

roller-coaster ride. Lots of

2:20:142:20:20

surprises.

We have had every

emotion. The level of dancing on

2:20:202:20:25

this series has been second to none.

Alexandra, she is a real artist.

She

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does every movement from the tip of

her toe to the top of her head.

She

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makes everything natural. She did

the salsa and brought a sense he

2:20:402:20:45

will appeal and how she interacted

with Gorka was brilliant.

The detail

2:20:452:20:50

was exceptional. It was technically

complicated.

You never sensed that.

2:20:502:20:56

You have to put every inch of you

into the dance and that is what

2:20:562:21:00

Alexandra does.

The lovely Debbie

McGee managed to capture the

2:21:002:21:07

character of each dance.

Her

technique is brilliant. She has been

2:21:072:21:13

something else. I do not believe she

is real.

When she did that tango,

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she had the sharpest head movements.

Every inch was absolute perfection.

2:21:172:21:26

The first 40 so early has never

happened.

It was a tango

2:21:262:21:30

masterclass. Her love of dance is

genuine.

Gemma is a deserving

2:21:302:21:39

finalist because she worked hard.

Her strength is ballroom.

Beautiful

2:21:392:21:43

posture. She rose up to the

occasion.

She embraced the

2:21:432:21:50

situation. She enjoyed having the

other performers on the floor with

2:21:502:21:55

her, it gave her confidence.

She

left me speechless. If you watch her

2:21:552:22:03

from week one, she skyrocketed.

The

last man standing.

Joe. He can be

2:22:032:22:12

exceptional in the ballroom and

incredibly confident in Latin.

The

2:22:122:22:16

quick step, I saw he could apply

technique.

Very difficult for a male

2:22:162:22:23

celebrity to hold up his frame. He

made his look beautiful.

His

2:22:232:22:29

footwork is quick, his smile is

bright.

It was dreamy.

He was the

2:22:292:22:35

dark horse but now he is there. All

four have worked so hard to get

2:22:352:22:43

here.

They are incredible.

They all

want the trophy. It is incredibly

2:22:432:22:49

exciting, seeing them week after

week producing wonderful dancers.

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Nobody could argue if any one were

to win. They are all worthy in their

2:22:552:23:01

own right.

APPLAUSE

2:23:012:23:06

Thank you.

2:23:062:23:08

This is it.

2:23:082:23:09

The last 15 weeks have all been

building up to this moment.

2:23:092:23:13

Who will be the winner

of Strictly Come Dancing 2017?

2:23:132:23:20

Good luck to you all.

2:23:202:23:22

We're about to find out.

2:23:222:23:27

Alexandra and Gorka.

2:23:272:23:31

Debbie and Giovanni.

2:23:312:23:33

Gemma and Aljaz.

2:23:332:23:35

Joe and Katya.

2:23:352:23:38

The votes have been counted

and independently verified.

2:23:382:23:40

And I can now reveal

the Strictly Come Dancing

2:23:402:23:43

champions 2017 are...

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It is Joe and Katya. CHEERING

2:24:042:24:18

Huge congratulations.

It is completely surreal.

2:24:222:24:40

Congratulations. You are brilliant

finalists. Have you loved it? Every

2:24:412:24:49

minute. Alexandra, well done. You

feel like you have won anyway.

I am

2:24:492:24:56

so happy for Joe.

There is a lot of

emotion in the room. You have been a

2:24:562:25:04

wonderful partnership. We have loved

watching you progress. Will you keep

2:25:042:25:09

dancing?

Probably for ever.

It has

been great. We have thoroughly

2:25:092:25:19

enjoyed having you, my darling.

Joe

McFadden, you arrive to 13 weeks

2:25:192:25:27

ago. Would you ever have imagined

that you would be taking that home?

2:25:272:25:33

Not in a million years. It feels

surreal and I am in awe of everybody

2:25:332:25:41

who started all those weeks ago and

everybody is a winner. I love them

2:25:412:25:46

to bits. And this woman is the most

amazing woman. Thank you for

2:25:462:25:56

sticking with me and persevering and

being an amazing artist and slave

2:25:562:26:02

driver and counsellor.

What would

you like to say to Joe?

You did it.

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You are absolutely brilliant. We

have great pleasure in presenting

2:26:152:26:22

the glitterball trophy to our

Strictly Come Dancing champions,

2:26:222:26:25

2017.

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A huge thank you to all

our amazing couples.

2:26:422:26:44

To our wonderful judges.

2:26:442:26:45

And, of course, thank you to every

single one of you at

2:26:452:26:48

home for watching.

2:26:482:26:49

Don't forget, we'll be

back for our Christmas

2:26:492:26:51

special on Christmas Day.

2:26:512:26:59

And all that's left is for us to say

is a huge congratulations

2:26:592:27:02

to this year's champions.

2:27:022:27:05

Joe and Katya.

# Celebrate good times.

2:27:052:27:25

# Celebrate good times

2:27:412:27:51

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host the grand final of Strictly Come Dancing. Fifteen couples started the competition, and now we are down to just four, all hoping to win the Glitterball Trophy.

Tonight, in one live show, it's a Strictly first as all four couples dance three times. Firstly the judges pick a dance from the series which they think the couple can improve upon. Next the couples each perform their showdance - with no rules and any style, it's their chance to showcase their creativity and dancing skills. And finally, each couple dance their favourite routine from the series in a bid to be crowned winners.

The fearsome foursome of Bruno, Darcey, Craig and Shirley critique each performance, but it is up to the viewers alone to vote for their favourite. Plus we have an amazing music performance from superstar Ed Sheeran.

Who will the viewers choose as their Strictly champions of 2017? It's all to dance for!