Strictly Come dancing drew to a close tonight and finally, the 2012 winner has been chosen.
Louis Smith was crowned the winner and took the glitterball trophy with his partner Flavia Cacace.
Dani Harmer and Vincent Simon were eliminated at the start of the results show leaving Denise Van Outen, Kimberley Walsh and Louis Smith battling it out for the glitterball trophy.
They each had to perform one more time and they chose their favourite dance of the series to end their Strictly experience with. Denise and James Jordan picked the Charleston and after scoring them their second perfect 40 of the night the judges raved about their fancy footwork.
Len Goodman said “I will never forget your Charleston!” Bruno raved “That was world class!” Craig praised the pair saying “It is the best Charleston I have ever, ever seen.” Darcey added “The attention to detail in that work is brilliant, amazing.”
Kimberley was next to the dancefloor and she and her professional partner Pasha took on the Tango from week eight for their final number.
It was a fabulous routine and afterwards Bruno called it ‘glossy, glamorous, dangerous and a bloody good dance. Craig said it was ‘ten times better than the last time you dance it.’ Darcey said it was “supremely perfect!” Len Goodman closed the comments saying “kimberley you have provided me with some of the most spectacular highlights of the whole of series ten.”
They scored her a perfect 40.
Louis Smith gave the last dance of the series and he and Flavia Cacace took on the Charleston also.
Afterwards Craig said “You have worked solidly on that I can tell. It was just extraordinary.” Darcey continued “Louis I love that you add the cheeky Louis into your performance. You’ve got everything now.” Len raved “I have never doubted your ability to dance. That was a gold medal performance.” Bruno said “Just what the doctor ordered. You’ve came out here with more tricks, fun and accomplishment than ever.”
After a pretty great performance from Robbie Williams and the return of all the former contestants from the 2012 series, Tess Daly and Bruce Forsyth finally returned to the dancefloor to reveal the results of the public vote.
The winner was Louis Smith and he looked shocked to have triumphed, though we don’t know how, he’s been the favourite for months.
Flavia praised her partner saying:
“I don’t think we can believe it, I can’t believe we are here. Thank you for sharing your talent, skill and ability with me.”
“She’s been an absolute legend, she is the nicest person I have ever met. She is so patient, she is unbelievable.””
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