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Strictly Come Dancing 2020 FINAL: Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse are crowned WINNERS


Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse were named Strictly Come Dancing 2020 winners.

Comedian 55 became the oldest champion in the show's history when he won the Glitterball trophy on Saturday, and paid tribute to his professional partner for making him a dancer.

The win made Oti Strictly the first consecutive champion in the show's history, and the dancer also praised her celebrity partner as a "friend, father figure, and brother."

Victory! Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse were named Strictly Come Dancing 2020 winners

As they were preparing to win the Glitterball trophy, Bill said, “It feels surreal, it feels extraordinary, it feels wonderful. I never thought that we would reach the finals, but I had the most extraordinary teacher, the most extraordinary dancer, who believed in me from the start and she found something in me and turned me into a dancer. & # 39;

Oti fought back tears as she said, “I think you are amazing, remarkable Bill Bailey, you just put your heart into everything, you are in your world, but I love your world and I always want to be part of you be, thank you for being a friend, thank you for being a father figure and brother and for that! & # 39; as she pointed to the sparkling trophy. & # 39;

At the beginning of the show, Bill and Oti put on a heavy show dance with pyrotechnics, elevators and lots of drama for Queen & # 39; s The Show Must Go On, in which even Craig raved that he smelt of desperation and he loved him.

The duo received their first 30 for the performance and the first perfect score of the evening. Bill fought back the tears as he paid tribute to his professional partner, vowing the dance was a symbol of the nation that continued to fight.

It came after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced earlier in the day that much of London and the South Ease would be submerged in a new Tier 4 just days before Christmas.

What a drama! The comedian wowed judges with the fiery dance to Queen & # 39; s The Show Must Go On and later paid homage to the song after much of London and south east England fell into Tier 4 of COVID-19 restrictions

What a drama! The comedian wowed judges with the fiery dance to Queen & # 39; s The Show Must Go On and later paid homage to the song after much of London and south east England fell into Tier 4 of COVID-19 restrictions

STRICT 2020 FINAL: THE RESULTS

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Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez – Samba to Samba (Conga) by Gloria Estefan – 29 of 30

HRVY and Janette Manrara – Jive to Faith by Stevie Wonder feat. Ariana Grande – 29 of 30

Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse – Quick step to talk to the animals by Bobby Darin – 29 of 30

Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer – Charleston to Zero To Hero by Hercules – 26 of 30

SHOWDANCE

HRVY and Janette – Boogie Wonderland by Brittany Murphy – 29 of 30

Bill and Oti – The show must go on from Queen – 30 of 30

Jamie and Karen – I still stand by Taron Egerton – 29 of 30

Maisie and Gorka – We need a little Christmas from Idina Menzel – 30 out of 30

FAVORITE DANCE

Jamie and Karen – The couple's decision to make you sweat (everyone's dancing now) by C + C Music Factory – 29 of 30

Maisie and Gorka – Quick Step to When You Smile by Andy Williams – 29 of 30

HRVY and Janette – American Smooth to One (Singular Sensation) from a choir line – 30 of 30

Bill and Oti – The Couple's Choice to Rapper & # 39; s Delight from The Sugarhill Gang – 29 of 30

He said to Claudia: “The restrictions are becoming more difficult. People will be isolated over Christmas. This is not just a song about the arts. This is a hymn about not giving up, keeping hope. Get through that. The show must go on. & # 39;

HRVY and Janette started the show with their Jive to Faith by Stevie Wonder feat. Ariana Grande and was widely praised by the jury and achieved almost the perfect score with 29 out of 30 points.

This included the "Mr Nasty" show, Craig Revel-Horwood, who said he would be "positive" for the evening given recent announcements regarding government levels.

Motsi added, “I am convinced that this is still one of the best dances we have ever seen and that was just a confirmation. It was smooth, quick and fresh so you have that youthfulness. You went on, you smashed it, you killed it! & # 39;

Do not stop! HRVY and Janette started the show with their Jive to Faith by Stevie Wonder feat. Ariana Grande and was widely praised by the jury and achieved almost the perfect score with 29 out of 30 points

Do not stop! HRVY and Janette started the show with their Jive to Faith by Stevie Wonder feat. Ariana Grande and was widely praised by the jury and achieved almost the perfect score with 29 out of 30 points

Jamie and Karen then went to the ground to dance their Hercules-themed Charleston to the track Zero to Hero and were recognized by the jury for his tremendous improvement, scoring 26 out of 30.

Craig joked, "It's good to see that wig again, darling!"

Bill and Oti then delivered another performance of their energetic quickstep to Talk To The Animals by Bobby Darin, which Shirley pronounced "just right," and Motsi raved about the ease with which they danced.

The pair had Craig's highest score ever, coming close to 30 points with 29 points.

Heroic! Jamie and Karen then went down to dance their Hercules-themed Charleston to the track Zero to Hero

From zero! He was also praised by the jury for his tremendous improvement, getting a score of 26 out of 30

Heroic! Jamie and Karen then went to the ground to dance their Hercules-themed Charleston to the track Zero to Hero and were recognized by the jury for his tremendous improvement, scoring 26 out of 30

What a showman! Bill and Oti then delivered another performance of their energetic Quickstep to Talk To The Animals by Bobby Darin

What a showman! Bill and Oti then delivered another performance of their energetic Quickstep to Talk To The Animals by Bobby Darin

Sensational: The couple got the highest score ever from Craig, coming close to 30 points with 29 points

Sensational: The couple got the highest score ever from Craig, coming close to 30 points with 29 points

FIRE! Maisie and Gorka were the fourth and final couple to dance their Judges Choice and went to the ground with Samba on Carnival theme after Samba (Conga) by Gloria Estefan

FIRE! Maisie and Gorka were the fourth and final couple to dance their Judges Choice and went to the ground with Samba on Carnival theme after Samba (Conga) by Gloria Estefan

Maisie and Gorka were the fourth and final couple to dance their Judges Choice and went to the ground with Samba on Carnival theme after Samba (Conga) by Gloria Estefan.

As expected, the duo received praise from the jury, and the hysterical Shirley gushed: “Let me control me! That was absolutely extraordinary! It was dazzling, it was sensual, it had a beautiful awareness of your partner. & # 39;

Motsi added, “You killed me, I had so many words that they just disappeared. I feel like I remember doing a samba on the first day when you're just a changed woman. I see those eyes, it was very rhythmic. & # 39;

The couple achieved a score of 29 out of 30, putting them in first place together in the rankings.

Glowing hot! As expected, the duo received praise from the jury, and the hysterical Shirley gushed: “Let me control me! That was absolutely extraordinary! It was sparkling, it was sensual, it had a beautiful awareness of your partner. & # 39;

Glowing hot! As expected, the duo received praise from the jury, and the hysterical Shirley gushed: “Let me control me! That was absolutely extraordinary! It was sparkling, it was sensual, it had a beautiful awareness of your partner. & # 39;

When the lines opened for viewers to cast their votes, the four couples went down again to do their show dance.

Leading the way with their festival performance, HRVY and Janette brought the Strictly Ballroom to Glastonbury after much of the nation's live shows were canceled and again came close to perfection at 29 of 30.

The couple left the panel and gasped at their high-octane display case. Tess crowned him “King of the Lifts,” while Shirley added, “Congratulations to Janette for making your first final dance out of this young man! & # 39;

Hold breath! When the lines opened for viewers to cast their votes, the four couples went down again to do their show dance. HRVY and Janette came first with their festival performance

Hold breath! When the lines opened for viewers to cast their votes, the four couples went down again to do their show dance. HRVY and Janette came first with their festival performance

What a show! The couple left the panel and gasped at their high-octane display case. Tess crowned him "King of Elevators," while Shirley added, "You squeezed every last drop of something out of this young man's dance!"

What a show! The couple left the panel and gasped at their high-octane display case. Tess crowned him "King of Elevators," while Shirley added, "You squeezed every last drop of something out of this young man's dance!"

The comeback king! Jamie and Karen took second place with their performance after Rocketman's I & # 39; m Still Standing in 2019, which earned them 29 out of 30 points

The comeback king! Jamie and Karen took second place with their performance after Rocketman's I & # 39; m Still Standing in 2019, which earned them 29 out of 30 points

After Janette received her score, she fought back tears as her celebrity partner praised her for keeping her spirits up in such unprecedented times.

He said, thank you for all that you are, the most incredible person I have met. You are so talented and have taken on me for the past few months and you are just amazing. I am so happy that I can be with you in the final because you deserve it so much. & # 39;

Jamie and Karen took second place with their performance after Rocketman's I & # 39; m Still Standing in 2019, which earned them 29 out of 30 points.

Shirley said, "You dance from the heart, made me shudder, done well," while Motsi said, "Made me smile, you are such a role model with your inspiring fighting power, that was incredible."

It's Christmas! After Bill and Otis' breathtaking performance, Maisie and Gorka brought the festive feeling to the finals with their beautiful dance to We Need A Little Christmas by Idina Menzel and earned them the first 30 of the night

It's Christmas! After Bill and Otis' breathtaking performance, Maisie and Gorka brought the festive feeling to the finals with their beautiful dance to We Need A Little Christmas by Idina Menzel and earned them the first 30 of the night

After Bill and Otis' breathtaking performance, Maisie and Gorka brought the festive feeling to the finals with their beautiful dance to We Need A Little Christmas by Idina Menzel and earned them the first 30 of the night.

Motsi praised "the highest quality content – tap, jazz, musical, everything," while Craig added, "Annoying because I couldn't find anything wrong with it."

For their third and final dance, each couple was hired to repeat their favorite dance on the series, which for HRVY and Janette was their American Smooth to One by A Chorus Line, scoring 30 out of 30 points.

Craig said, "It gave me goosebumps … Just one word: fabulous!" while Shirley added, "The seven Ps, you are perfection, you have improved from day one, gentleman, well done."

What a show! For their third and final dance, each couple was hired to repeat their favorite dance on the series, which for HRVY and Janette was their American Smooth to One by A Chorus Line, scoring 30 out of 30 points

What a show! For their third and final dance, each couple was hired to repeat their favorite dance on the series, which for HRVY and Janette was their American Smooth to One by A Chorus Line, scoring 30 out of 30 points

After a tumultuous period of reaching the Strictly Ballroom and stepping out of the last series with a foot injury, Jamie went down for his final dance with nothing but sheer joy.

He and Karen carried out their couple's decision to make you sweat (everyone's dancing now) from C + C Music Factory, and the judges praised him for bringing such infectious energy with him.

Shirley said, “I will forever carry the joy of dance from you in my heart. Sensational ", while Motsi added:" Your best dance in the whole series. The energy was amazing. & # 39;

Bill and Oti also delivered reprisals against their viral couple's choice of rapper & # 39; s Delight from The Sugarhill Gang, which enraged fans when they danced it on week four.

Sensational: After a tumultuous time in which he reached the Strictly Ballroom and had to drop out of the last series with a foot injury, Jamie went down for his last dance with nothing but sheer joy

Sensational: After a tumultuous time in which he reached the Strictly Ballroom and had to drop out of the last series with a foot injury, Jamie went down for his last dance with nothing but sheer joy

Shirley stated: "Dancer exceptional, performer of the highest quality, sensational." when the duo received 29 out of 30 points.

When Maisie and Gorka completed the dances and the finale as a whole, they repeated their quickstep to Andy Williams' When You're Smiling.

Shirley praised, "I'll call you happy little feet, nice footwork, slide your crotch, cover the floor, keep the frame, you're a lovely ballroom dancer," and Motsi added, "You're a shining diamond, what a Night you have. & # 39;

The Strictly pros kicked off the show with a glowing opening routine, some of which was filmed earlier this year when the stars formed a bubble to record all of their group appearances.

As they prepared to unveil the finalists, host Claudia Winkleman fought back tears as she paid tribute to the show's crew and revealed that they formed the studio audience after working tirelessly to make the show a reality.

She said: "Earlier this year we didn't know if Strictly could even happen and tonight our audience is made up of the brilliant team that brought us here."

Praised: Motsi praised: "The highest quality content - tap, jazz, musical, everything," while Craig added, "Annoying because I couldn't find anything wrong with it"

Praised: Motsi praised: "The highest quality content – tap, jazz, musical, everything," while Craig added, "Annoying because I couldn't find anything wrong with it"

Sensational: The Strictly pros kicked off the show with a glowing opening routine, some of which was filmed earlier this year when the stars formed a bubble to record all of their group appearances

Sensational: The Strictly pros kicked off the show with a glowing opening routine, some of which was filmed earlier this year when the stars formed a bubble to record all of their group appearances

On Saturday Bill and Oti, HRVY and Janette, Jamie and Karen and Maisie and Gorka performed three times to win the votes of the audience, the Judges Pick, their show dance and their favorite dance of the series.

Despite the challenges of the competition after finding herself in the dance twice, Maisie previously said that at Strictly she showed that she can be confident and overcome her self-doubt.

She explained, “I've always had insecurities and probably always will. Everybody has. But when I was on that show with the costumes and the dances doing things completely outside of my comfort zone, I got tossed in depth so it helped me with my confidence.

"This show goes so fast that you don't have time to say," I'm not comfortable. "You just have to go out there and do it. It pushed me to get over it.

"I'm trying to feel happier about myself and it's only been eight weeks but I already feel better and I didn't expect that to ever happen."

Move: As they prepared to unveil the finalists, host Claudia Winkleman fought back the tears as she paid tribute to the show's crew, revealing that they formed the studio audience after working tirelessly to make the show a reality allow

Move: As they prepared to unveil the finalists, host Claudia Winkleman fought back the tears as she paid tribute to the show's crew, revealing that they formed the studio audience after working tirelessly to make the show a reality allow

The soap star even juggled her scenes for EastEnders with training for the show, which resulted in her still rehearsing at midnight.

But her professional dance partner, Gorka Marquez, 30, said the couple never quarreled, which is a triumph in itself, according to Maisie, a "hormonal teenager".

Gorka said, & # 39; It's funny because you know so many hours in the same workout room and you can get on each other's nerves, but weirdly we were both, even last week with the crazy schedule Maisie had like & # 39; it is what it is is. & # 39;

Maisie added, "I'm a teenager, I'm hormonal, but we've never argued and that's pretty impressive!"

& # 39; The Final Countdown & # 39;: Despite the challenges of the competition after finding herself in the dance twice, Maisie previously said that at Strictly she showed that she can be confident and overcome her self-doubt

& # 39; The Final Countdown & # 39;: Despite the challenges of the competition after finding herself in the dance twice, Maisie previously said that at Strictly she showed that she can be confident and overcome her self-doubt

Bill recently announced that he had inspired Gavin and Stacey actor Rob Brydon to appear on the next series.

The comedian hoped to break the stereotypes of "dad dancing" by showing "guys his age" that you can be taken seriously in competition even in your mid-50s.

Professional dancer Oti Mabuse, 30, said she had prepared the "easiest" routine for Bill's first appearance on the BBC show – but quickly realized that her celebrity partner was capable of far more difficult steps.

She said: & # 39; When you come back as a reigning professional, you get someone to show off a little more personality …

"The first day we went to a rehearsal and I did the simplest cha cha and he got it and I said, 'Oh, I might be in trouble, this could be a long season" and I pushed and pushed and he did did not expect it.

& # 39; I spoke to comedian Rob Brydon and he's a big, big Strictly fan and he said the first time he saw it and saw Bill he thought, & # 39; Oh my gosh if I do Strictly there is a chance that I could go far. '

"Because he is a respectable man and character in English society, if he ever comes across Strictly, it would be something he would want to do, be taken seriously and really give it his all and hopefully go a long way."

Bill added, “If that's the result of being on this show, that's wonderful. Guys feel a little bit confident at times, especially guys my age. They feel like they are called the papa dancer and I think if I show that I can get out there and look a little bit more than someone who is shuffling around, why not?

“I would like to keep dancing. It's so much fun that it speeds up and liberates. & # 39;

Viewers complimented Bill on his recent weight loss after eight weeks of dance training resulted in a leaner physique.

"Really?" Bill recently announced that he had inspired Gavin and Stacey actor Rob Brydon to appear on the next series

Jamie was also lauded by partner Karen for her incredible body transformation after eight weeks of rigorous dance training.

Karen, 38, said she "made a machine" of the 32-year-old Made In Chelsea star who now has "fantastic abs" and "amazing enthusiasm and energy" that he brings to every performance.

She said, “I made a friend and now I made a machine because he has great abs! I've never seen anyone recover in such a positive and resilient manner.

“It's the whole mentality of it, in these times when everyone has to lift and the fact that they could lift me and themselves at times and lift the people at home with all their amazing enthusiasm and energy I think that is the great thing about Jamie.

"I'm so proud of him – with all these ups and downs, he always managed to have a smile on his face."

Toned: Jamie was also commended by his partner Karen for her incredible body transformation after eight weeks of rigorous dance training

Toned: Jamie was also commended by his partner Karen for her incredible body transformation after eight weeks of rigorous dance training

Jamie has escaped elimination four times after winning the judges by being willing to step up and take on their criticism.

The TV personality has had mixed feelings – while thrilled to have reached the finals, he also found it "difficult" to say goodbye to his co-stars.

He said, & # 39; It's really difficult. This strict family, you become a family, everyone is talking about it, but you really do.

“When one of your friends and Ranvir leave, they are true friends. It's an odd combination because you obviously don't want to go home, but you don't want anyone else to go home.

“It's one of those things, it's tough and it's hard, but it's part of the show. If it had been us at any point, I would have stood there and said, "You know what, fair enough, that's what happened, it's part of the show."

“Some people now think we're bribing the judges. We just dance well. & # 39;

"True Friends": Jamie has had mixed feelings – while thrilled to have reached the finals, he also found it "difficult" to say goodbye to his co-stars like Ranvir Singh

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