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Grand Final

The Strictly Grand Final 2011 begins, as Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly throw open the doors to the world-famous Tower Ballroom in Blackpool for the first of two live shows.


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We thought it couldn't be any bigger? We thought it couldn't get

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any better. We thought it couldn't be any more bonkers. We were wrong.

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This year, the best line-up ever. Strictly 2011 was out of this world.

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A golden year, and our buffed up ballroom stars shone brightly on

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Broadway. Treated us on Halloween. Wowed us at Wembley. The biggest

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ever live audience in Strictly And all of this came with a royal

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stamp of approval. Our famous 14 it took to the tournament in September,

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and sold their souls double room. Now, just three gladiators remained

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-- to ballroom. All hail, Harry, Chelsee and Jason. For 99 days and

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nights, they've been dancing. its gobsmacked really good. Superb.

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They survived 11 eliminations. Vanquished 10 rivals, and fired by

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the grant clean out of the Coliseum. The judges have relinquished their

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power. You're like the government, a lot going on and not all of it is

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good. Now only you can give the thumbs up, because your vote

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decides who gets the glitterball in Strictly's golden year. The

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blackball crowd are baying for ballroom. A dancing hero will rise.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 52 seconds

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This is the Grand Final, Strictly Live from the Tower Ballroom,

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Blackpool, welcome to the Strictly Come Dancing 2011 Grand Final.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 52 seconds

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MUSIC: "Living on a Prayer" by Bon Please welcome our finalists...

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Harry Judd and his partner, Aliona Vilani. Jason Donovan and his

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partner, Kristina Rihanoff. Chelsee Healey and her partner, Pasha

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3 please welcome your hosts, Sir Listen to that! Listen to it!

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Amazing! Thank you, thank you. How lovely. Come on! Don't wear them

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out! Sit down, you are making me nervous. Good evening ladies,

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gentlemen and children. Welcome to Strictly Come Dancing. It's nice to

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see you, to see you.... Nice! it's nice to see you, Bruce. Isn't

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it exciting? We're in Blackpool. And people are going to be able to

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see this in 3D. Yes it's fantastic. Can you imagine seeing such a large,

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iconic, national monument, in 3D. You mean the Blackpool Tower?

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my chin. If you are watching in 3D, don't

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get too close! I could destroy your living room! This is it, the Grand

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Final and our three ballroom gladiators have a collosal battle

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to come, but who will achieve true greatness and take home the coveted

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glitterball trophy, 2011? That's entirely down to you at home,

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because tonight it's your votes alone that decides who wins. The

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judges scores are just for your guidance. And their self-importance.

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Our finalists will come out fighting with the judges'' favoured

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dance from the show, and then their showdance, where anything goes! The

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phone lines open later in the show, after all our couples have danced

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their first dance. And in our live results show at 9:00pm tonight, the

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couple with the fewest votes will be eliminated, leaving the

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remaining two stars to battle it out for the title. If you're a

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digital viewer, press the red button for live commentary. We've

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got Karen Hardy and her final co- star is Strictly "Guru", Jimi

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Mistry. Hello, guys. Lovely, welcome. Right, to business.

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Our first couple is Harry Judd and his partner, Aliona.

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Harry asked me if I'd done all my Christmas shopping for my friends.

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I said, "I don't buy Christmas presents for friends any more. Not

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since the disaster last year. He said, "What happened?" I said, "I

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bought Ronnie Corbett a sandwich toaster, and he used it as a

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trouser press." He will be so annoyed I said that! Merry

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Christmas, Rani. -- Ronnies. Here's what Strictly has meant to Harry

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Going through, Harry and Aliona! am really happy that I am in the

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final, I have been smiling all week. The semi-final was very intense. My

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biggest fear is dancing to 13 million people. It was Charleston

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first, which I was pleased about, because I would rather do the more

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energetic one first. If you can do a Viennese waltz to that standard,

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you will be at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool. I was feeling a lot more

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relaxed going into the Viennese waltz, the pressure wasn't of but

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it gave me the confidence to embrace it. You are dancing royalty.

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The next thing you know, you are in My Strictly experience has been one

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of the biggest moments of my life, I never thought I would say that.

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When I first started the show, all I was thinking about was the first

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dance. I was so terrified. You are When we started dancing together, I

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was not sure, because he came in pigeon-toed, and I thought, bless.

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He was also quite shy, so I knew I had to get his personality out.

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I have always been sat behind the drums. I performed as a drummer. To

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be out there at the front, or my own, performing, I didn't know if I

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could do that or not. Harry, you The highlight would have to be the

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week that I got three tents for my quickstep. -- three tens. I was

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always embarrassed to dance but this has given me the opportunity

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to dance, something I never thought I would be able to enjoy. That, for

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me, has been an absolute pleasure. Strictly has been refreshing, and I

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absolutely loved it. And I feel very lucky. The first time we

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watched him, we cracked up laughing. Now we are gobsmacked at how good

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he is dancing. We are very proud of Paris. It is like when you have a

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kid and you see him play football for the first time. You're like,

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that is my boy. Would I do it again? Genuinely, it is a once-in-

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a-lifetime opportunity, that is why you can't do it again. I will hold

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Dancing the quickstep, our first finalists, Harry Judd and Aliona

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 52 seconds

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MUSIC: "Don't Get Me Wrong" by The I tell you... You can't stop this!

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They love you. Harry and Aliona, they love you!

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That was quite something. Marvellous, what a start. Why don't

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you take a breather. It is a good time to welcome our fabulous

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singers, Dave Archer and his wonderful orchestra. -- Dave Arch.

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I've promised to buy them all a drink after the show, I just need

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to remember what they have. Bruno, a Campari. Alesha, a fruit Pimm's.

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Len, a pint of stout. And Craig, a bitter lemon.

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Len, what did you think? Throughout history, there has been epic

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battles, Waterloo, Trafalgar, and this, the Battle of Blackpool. You

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have come out all guns blazing. I tell you what... That was brilliant,

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You look beautiful tonight. What do you think? Congratulations on

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making the final. Your quickstep is stunning! It is one of my

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favourites. You maximised the floor space brilliantly. That is a very

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strong start. A very strong start. Thank you. APPLAUSE Now, then,

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Bruno? Harry is in the ballroom! You came, you danced and you

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conquered, with a quickstep of timeless elegance, delivered with

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flash and dash! Loved it! APPLAUSE Well, now, we are all wondering

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what did you think, Craig? Well, I only had one problem with this

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particular dance - it was that lazy left foot of yours, darling. You

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seem to have improved that, thankfully! APPLAUSE And I

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absolutely loved it. Brilliant. Well there you are. A wonderful

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start. Thank you. Off you go. Harry and Aliona. APPLAUSE

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They are all here to cheer on our three finalists, it is the class of

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2011. Harry! All guns blazing, said Len. First out, you have laid down

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the gauntlet. Did it feel good? did. Everybody has been saying to

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me all day to enjoy myself. I'm so pleased because I really enjoyed

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myself. Thanks to everyone that said that. APPLAUSE Can you explain

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to everyone at home what the atmosphere is like in here tonight?

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The atmosphere - imagine the best night so far on Strictly and double

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it, times it by ten. It is incredible in here! What an honour

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to dance here. I'm overwhelmed. Thank you. They enjoyed your dance.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Almost perfect last time. Perfect

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this. How does that feel? Amazing. Thank you so much. That lazy left

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foot has gone! It's come good. Our judges will be scoring every

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routine tonight. But it will be your votes that decide the 2011

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champion. If you think Harry should waltz off with the Glitterball,

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write down this number: 09015 22 20 09. Please don't call until the

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lines open. You two better get changed for your show dance.

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APPLAUSE I have high hopes for that final countdown. The clock is

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ticking. I can't wait! Now, for our next couple, Jason Donovan and his

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partner, Kristina. APPLAUSE Another wonderful, wonderful couple. What a

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final! Jason is very proud of being Australian. He's been boasting

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about it all day. He said, "In Australia, we've got Bondi Beach."

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I said, "We've got the Golden Mile." LAUGHTER He said, "We have

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the Sydney Opera House." I said, "We have the Tower!" He said, "In

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Australia, we've got the most terrifying seaside monster of all,

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the Great White shark." I said, "Have you ever tackled a Blackpool

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landlady?" Have you? APPLAUSE No contest! No contest. "She would

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have you for breakfast!" Anyway, let's find out what Strictly means

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to Jason. TESS DALY: We will see you in

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Blackpool. I'm in the final. That is amazing. The semifinal was a

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mixed affair. Could have done without the awkward daddy dancing.

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I did feel like this was going to be tough. But I think a little bit

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of magic happened and, for us, it happened at just the right time.

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you are going to do your best dance of the series, what better time

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than the semifinals. I wasn't expecting the scores we got. Even

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the mention of it now gives me shivers. We are in the final!

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would describe Strictly as the most incredible ride of your life. The

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first three weeks was amazing. Strictly is in business! Starting

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with the cha-cha-cha, getting such a great reaction. That was a

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beauty! My kids could not believe it. They weren't embarrassed for me

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to drop them off at school. It was not an embarrassing dad dancing

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scenario. You keep delivering. along came the paso and the walls

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came tumbling down. You tried to make a big meal out of this paso

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and you got indigestion. My life has had ups and downs. I think

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things are special when you have had the downs. I got a little bored.

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When the ups happen, you appreciate it. It was very good. When ever I

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have had moments in my life, I probably have been single. This is

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one of those special times when I have actually got my family around

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me and they have been incredible. We are really proud of dad

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because... Because he didn't really dance before he did the show and

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now he's in the final. Good luck and we love you.

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Very special performance. I loved I have worked with lots of people

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and I can tell you, Jason is the hardest-working person I have ever

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known. I'm going to go... I think it would be the most wonderful

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experience either way. I have thrown myself at it and I have

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exceeded my own expectations and that is something I will always be

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proud of and I certainly know that I will never forget it.

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ALAN DEDICOAT: Dancing the tango, our second finalists, Jason Donovan

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 52 seconds

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MUSIC: "I Will Survive" SIR BRUCE FORSYTH: What are we

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going to do here? Well, wonderful! Absolutely wonderful. You must be

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so thrilled. Jason and Kristina, that was wonderful. Alesha - what

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are you laughing at? Jason, this is one of the dances where you

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excelled for me. Clever choreography. It is not often we

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see a tango which is fun and joyful. It is a rarity. I loved it. Well

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done. APPLAUSE Now, then, Bruno? You pushed yourself to the limit.

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Talk about a tango with split personalities! LAUGHTER It was like

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watching Hugh Jackman and then it was a disco diva! LAUGHTER It is

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just incredible and mad! I loved it. APPLAUSE Well said, Bruno. Would

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you like me to bring you one of your pills? LAUGHTER Craig, we are

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waiting? Your bottom was sticking out a lot.

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AUDIENCE: BOO! I have to say it is a fantastic number. I loved it. I

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know through determination and good old-fashioned hard work you have

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got there. APPLAUSE Len? I will survive? I tell you what, you have

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survived 14 weeks of blood, sweat and tears. You have been totally

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committed. Full of energy. You give those other two 20 years in age and

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yet you have got energy to burn. I congratulate you. Fantastic!

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APPLAUSE You can't say more than that. A full house. Well done,

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Kristina. Lovely choreography. Jason, such energy. APPLAUSE

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He's still in the persona. That was incredible. You have survived,

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haven't you? You are in the Grand Final. Can you believe it? I can't.

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Thank you to everyone that's put us here. It has been the most

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incredible experience. There are still a few dances to go. Can I say

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- to share it with this gorgeous, lovely lady, a great choreographer,

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it has been a very special thing for me in my life. To see my kids,

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you know, that really... They are proud of their dad. The judges'

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We are not having the nines! It is a fantastic score. You, the

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ballroom-loving great British public are the only judge tonight.

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Your votes will decide who wins so call this number - 09015 22 20 14.

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Call if you think Jason should win Strictly Come Dancing. Later

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tonight, the class of 2011 - this little lot behind me - they will be

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treating us to a brand-new routine. I think it will be unmissable.

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Bring it on. Bruce? Thank you, Tess. For our next couple, Chelsee Healey

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and her partner, Pasha. APPLAUSE Everybody loves her! Pasha as well!

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Another great couple. I tell you, what a final three. Chelsee went to

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the casino last night. She was asked to leave. I said, "Why were

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you asked to leave?" She said, "I went to buy ten pounds worth of

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chips and I asked for extra gravy." Was that a good accent? Was it

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good? Let's find out what Strictly means to Chelsee.

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TESS DALY: Chelsee and Pasha. in the final, it really makes me

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excited. The best feeling ever. The semifinal was really nerve-wracking.

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You are glowing when you are dancing. It was gob-smackingly good.

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Never in a million years did I expect that I would be in the final.

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Dancing is me now. This is way up there with anything that I have

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ever done before in my life. When I first started, a lot of people

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didn't know who I was. Like, who is Chelsee? People are saying it to

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this day! First dance, people didn't expect me to be able to do a

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waltz because it is very graceful, elegant. Your phrasing is excellent.

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I did show an elegant side. The quickstep was a highlight. Getting

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four nines and being at the top of the leaderboard - I never expected

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that. Pasha is one of the most genuine men that I have ever met.

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Chelsee is very honest. She is brilliant. I am so proud of her now.

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We get on really well. Let's never do that again. I love my Pash!

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are ticking all my boxes. Well done. Definitely leaving the competition

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a different person. I have grown up a lot - maybe not inside - but I

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have grown within. The whole experience helped Chelsee to learn

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more about herself. She never danced before and she believes in

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herself a little bit more. I'm more confident. To win would mean the

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world to me. It means a lot to know Chelsea's dad passed away when she

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was young, but he would have been so proud. Strictly has been one of

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the best times of my life, I will treasure it and remember it for

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ever. Our third finalists, Chelsee MUSIC: "I'm a Believer" by Smash

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 52 seconds

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Come on, they are waiting for you, look at them! I think we have got

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three winners! Three winners tonight! You are a little

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firecracker, you really are. Lovely choreography, brilliant stuff.

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Chelsee, believe me, that was a premium grade jive of eye-popping,

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vibrancy. You were great! For fear Great! A complete and absolute

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bundle of joy to watch. It was sharper -- it was sharp, I think

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there were 1,000 stabs a minute, it was incredible! -- steps a minute.

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You were actually moving to the music. I was smiling, all the way

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through it! It must have been such a strain! Len. I have judged in

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this room many times, I have judged British championships and all sorts.

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Watching a girl like you, who started out with no dance

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experience, and then performing a jive as well as that, gives me as

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much pleasure as judging the world championships.

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Chelsee, don't get embarrassed, you deserve it. I can see that was

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emotional for you, you did so well, you are adorable, that is my

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favourite jive of the series, you should be really proud. They said

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it all for me. Off you go. Well done, Pasha and Chelsee! Yes,

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Chelsee! That was a premium grade jive. You have now got a one-in-

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three chance of winning this final. Do you believe you can dance?

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believe I Can dance! I wanted to be able to dance without him. Amazing,

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choreography. How amazing was it out there? The best night of my

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life, I really enjoyed it. How are the nerves? I am dancing my way

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through them. Will the judges believe relieve -- please reveal

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39 from the judges. This little lady is a dancer. Those scores are

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just for guidance, your Vokes will create our new champion tonight. --

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you'll votes will create. If you think that should be Chelsee, call

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this number went the lines open shortly. All three finalists have

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performed once and we are moments away from opening those phone lines.

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Let's look at how the judges Of course, it is going to be your

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decision that counts. The time has come, you can start voting for your

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favourite, the lines are now open, In the live results show, the

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couple with the fewest votes will be eliminated. The lines will then

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reopen and the two couples will fight for the right to be crowned

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the glitterball champion. Here are the numbers you will need to vote

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Please dial those numbers carefully. The lines will freeze at 8:30pm

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tonight. Please welcome back, our Russell, the last time we saw you,

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you were being fired out of a cannon. Are you enjoying soaking up

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the atmosphere? My goodness, we are in the Palace of showbiz, in

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Blackpool, Brighton's capital of showbiz. With you! Showbiz itself!

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Anita, three worthy finalists. is going to be so close tonight, we

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love them so much, they are so fantastic. A tough competition

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tonight, how are they going to pull it off? They have got to dance four

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times, they have to be focused, keep their composure. They are

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looking great, I am looking forward to the rest, they are going to be

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great. Group dances coming up, how is it shaping up? This is too

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exciting, too emotional. That is much later. This is the most

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beautiful experience, to watch these people shine. We have only

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just begun. Russell said, I'm so nervous. You are not even dancing.

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I love them or! I know! I am counting down to the group routine.

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Are you ready, at Brucie! I certainly am. It has been a

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pleasure to sort out their accommodation. Nancy is in a five

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star hotel. Robbie is in a golf and country club. And of course Russell

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Grant is camping. No, he loves it! He does! He makes a cup of tea and

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cucumber sandwiches, it is marvellous! Don't forget lines will

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freeze at 8:30pm tonight and then re-open in the results show later.

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So they've all danced once, now our three finalists are rolling out the

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red carpet for their showdance. They can rip up the rulebook with

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this one, anything goes. First up is Harry Judd and Aliona. Their

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show dance is ambitious and packed with lifts. But first, here is what

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The show dance is a chance to just let go. It is full of some crazy

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lifts. I need some momentum for that one. There are no rules,

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anything goes. Hopefully it will be a real crowd-pleaser.

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This is the line, and we are about We have chosen to dance to a 50s

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rock'n'roll song. We are going with a kind of rock'n'roll vibe, quite

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rebellious. It is the most exhausting dance we would have done

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in the whole of the series. It is absolutely crucial that we go out

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there and nail this show dance, because it could be the last dance

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Dancing the their showdance, please welcome back, Harry galette and

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 52 seconds

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MUSIC: "Great Balls Of Fire" by Look at this, again! Oh, great!

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What a second glance. Oh, Aliona and Harry. So, you can play the

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drums. I thought that was a load of newspaper nonsense!, that is great,

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I didn't know. Len, start us off. If you were a stick of Blackpool

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rock, you would have talent written right through you. You gave that

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you'll, full on. I thought that left over there, a little bit

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sticky getting into it, but other than that, everyone was up because

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everyone was so impressed, it was fantastic.

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Harry, I loved the concept, it really suited you. The drive was

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fabulous, the letters were verging on dangerous but you pulled them

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off, it was exciting to watch but smoothly down! The lifts were

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verging on the dangerous. Oh, great guns, Harry, the rock god!

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Impressive strength and physicality. I loved the mix of jive and rock

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and roll. There was a tiny lift that could have been slightly

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smoother but the impression of the performance was magnificent.

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Craig. Len is right, you have an enormous amount of talent and you

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proved it in that routine. As transitions could have been a lot

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smoother in all of your lifting, but I thought it was an amazing

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routine, really fantastic. They all loved it, we all loved it. A great

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choreographer, be proud of her. The lines are open. The numbers are

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on the screen now. Great guns, Harry. Did you enjoy

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it? I loved it! What an experience. The audience were doing cartwheels

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with you as well! That was another Strictly first. Did you think

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drumming and ballroom would go so well together? I thought I would

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have to give it a quick go. It was only short. It could be a whole new

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direction for McFly! Possibly. Nines are getting booed! Those

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scores are just for your guidance. You have the power tonight. Voting

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for your favourite will bring them one step closer to making their

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Strictly dream come true. Do you fancy your name on that Glitterball

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Trophy? I would love it. I want to take this opportunity to thank the

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amazing and gifted Aliona because, without her, honestly, without her,

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I'm nothing. I'm a hopeless drummer. APPLAUSE Let's hope you have two

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more routines to treat us to. You can visit the official Strictly

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site or follow us on Facebook. Brucie? Next up is Jason Donovan

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and Kristina. They have thrown caution to the wind for their

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action-packed show dance. Here is The showdance, showbiz. It is a

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great combination of different steps and lifts and tricks. Why did

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I make it so difficult? There is no rules and I'm going to take full

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advantage! Oh yes! There are no rules. So let's dance. I think

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Jason takes it a bit too literally. Jason, not the Glitterball. There

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are no rules! We are in the finals. The pressure is on. Come on, Jason!

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There is no Strictly next weekend. This is the time to pull it out of

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the bag. The showdance is make-or- break. This could be the last

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opportunity in the final to have a ALAN DEDICOAT: Dancing their show

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dance, please welcome back Jason MUSIC: "Dancin' Fool"

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 52 seconds

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SIR BRUCE FORSYTH: What a finish! What about that?! Oh, look! Hello!

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Hello! You have done it. It is over! What a success! APPLAUSE That

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was fantastic! Absolutely fantastic! Well done, both of you.

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I tell you, well... Start us off, Alesha? If this was a marathon, you

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would have won already! Full of energy. I loved the canes, the

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suits, the lifts. That was a showdance! APPLAUSE I tell you... A

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bit more music, it could have been the full monty! LAUGHTER I know

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what Len was thinking. Bruno? was more than a showdance. It was a

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showbiz extravaganza! APPLAUSE could open on Broadway tomorrow!

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And break box office records! LAUGHTER Brilliant. You are

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expressing yourself. You are so much quieter this week! Craig?

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Ferocious and full on, darling. Get that woman a restraining order! I

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don't know how you did that. It was a-ma-zing! APPLAUSE Len? I have got

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very little to add. Jason, you are a showman. This is a showdance.

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It's the perfect combination. Well done. APPLAUSE It was incredible.

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Great choreography. Jason, thank you for doing what you were told!

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Away you go. APPLAUSE The phone numbers for all our finalists are

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on the screen. Stretcher for Donovan! Wow! Incredible. Showbiz

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is your business. That was a showdance! Yeah, I think it's great

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to be able to use all the elements of the personality and I think

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Kristina got that choreography right. We had fun and... We had fun.

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We had fun with you. The final feels a bit anxious and nervous.

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When you get out there, everyone is so on your side. Really exciting.

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You have talked about the welcome party when you go home. What do you

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think it would mean to them to have the Glitterball? It would be very

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late in the morning. They should be in bed! I am sure they would be

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over the moon. The judges' scores CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Perfection! Safe to say, he is very happy. Yes. The welcome party might

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happen. Those scores are just the judges' opinion. You have the vote.

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Tonight, only one star can win. Who will it be? Bruce! OK, Tess. Next

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up tonight is Chelsee Healey and Pasha. APPLAUSE I don't know what

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is going to happen tonight. Their show dance should come with a

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health warning. There are so many dangerous lifts. Here is what

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happened in their training. This is the dance that I have been waiting

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for! This is the showdance! don't have any rules. We can do any

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tricks, any lifts. Pasha, don't! The fact there isn't no rules makes

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me feel naughty. Are you for real? Chelsee, what is going on? Yeah,

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just wait there. What's up with the phone? You said no rules! I'm kind

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of nervous about this dance. Oh, see, I told you. It is all right.

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Getting in-and-out of the tricks is scaring me. I have to convince

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Chelsee that it is safe and then she can do it. Remember, it takes

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time. Breathe. I don't like it. It could be the last dance we ever do.

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So this makes me want to go out there, enjoy it, give it my all and

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ALAN DEDICOAT: Dancing their show dance, please welcome back Chelsee

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 52 seconds

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MUSIC: "One Night Only" CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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SIR BRUCE FORSYTH: Everyone's a show stopper! How many times can a

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show be stopped?! APPLAUSE Pasha, a great routine. Look at them all.

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Wonderful! Now, then, Bruno? darling, it was a vision of

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seductive beauty emerging from the mists. Then, oh, oh... I loved it.

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Hot, now, beautiful. There were a couple of moments, darling, when

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you nearly lost it. You covered it up well. It didn't take away from

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the wonderful performance. Well done. APPLAUSE Now, then, Craig?

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absolutely loved all those lifts. They were fan-tas-tic. The lobster

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claw, brilliant. So dangerous as well. This competition is so close.

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It is really impossible to call. know. APPLAUSE I agree. To me,

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there are three winners. Len? liked the elements of hustle in

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there. I thought it was bright and shiny, like the Blackpool

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illuminations. What saddens me is that in about an hour's time, one

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of our three couples is going to go. Every one of you tonight has given

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your all. Well done! APPLAUSE I do agree, Len. It is that close. It is

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too close. Alesha? I loved that you were set free in this dance. I

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loved the disco element. The beauty of you dancing, Chelsee, is it is

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totally natural. You do dance with your heart and people can feel that.

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That is a special quality. Thank you. APPLAUSE You are so delightful,

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both of you. Off you go. APPLAUSE The numbers are on the screen now.

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You can vote for your favourite to win it! Here is our own baby

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Beyonce! No! You unleashed your totally unique show dance. Was that

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fun? It was so much fun. I loved the lifts. Me, too! I know you did!

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All those tricky lifts, she made them look easy! That is the whole

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thing. That's the point. Do you reckon your mum and your gran will

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be proud if you brought home that trophy? They are proud of me anyway,

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even to get this far. I know how much it means to them. To know they

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are proud means everything to me. Nice. APPLAUSE The judges' scores

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Tension at the Tower is immense. Two of our finalists will dance

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again. One couple has already danced their last dance. I can't

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bear it! We have heard what the judges think. Let's see how our

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stars sit on that leaderboard. Jason and Kristina are at the top.

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Chelsee and Pasha are at the bottom. It is very close. Tonight, it will

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be your votes that decide who wins. Lines will be frozen at 8.30pm

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tonight. At bbc.co.uk/strictly, you will find all the voting details.

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If you want your favourite to win Strictly 2011, pick up the phone

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 52 seconds

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and vote. Here is a reminder of For four months they have been

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dancing and dreaming of this day. They have danced twice already and

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To win would mean the world to me. To know that I've got some of the

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great British public behind me is such an overwhelming feeling. I

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never thought as many people would support me. I appreciate it so much

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and I can't thank them all enough. One thing I have learnt is to not

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be so conscious of what other people think. When it came down to

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it, I thought I do not want to hideaway from this challenge. I

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just wanted to embrace it and go for it. I feel genuinely blessed to

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have been given this opportunity. I have loved it. I never believed in

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myself enough to see that I could possibly get through to the finals.

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My family have been incredible. When I'm up, they are up with me.

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When I'm down, they are supporting me. If you work hard at things you

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can achieve stuff that you don't think is possible. APPLAUSE OK.

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Well, well, our fabulous stars have pulled out all the stops and they

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have proved time and time again that they are more than worthy

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finalists. However, the couple with the lowest votes from you the

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public will be knocked out. But whoever that may be, they can leave

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this competition with their heads held high. The phone lines will be

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frozen at 8.30 tonight and at 9.00 the two couples with the most votes

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will dance again. If you are desperate to see your favourite

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back for more, pick up the phone and vote because your star needs

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The Strictly Come Dancing Grand Final 2011 begins, as Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly throw open the doors to the world-famous Tower Ballroom in Blackpool for the first of two spectacular live shows. The three remaining couples each perform two routines, one of which is their no-holds-barred show dance.

The judges will score for guidance only, as it is the viewer vote that will decide who will take home the prized glitterball trophy in the results show.


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