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Strictly Come Dancing

  • Season 15

Summary

Celebrities take to the Strictly dance floor to perform a dazzling display of ballroom and Latin routines.

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Episode 25: The Final

Summary

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!

Review

It would be a shame if this series were remembered for accusations of favouritism and skewed marking because, as Kevin Clifton said in his exit speech, “In a world where not everything going on at the moment is nice, Strictly Come Dancing is one thing that brings a lot of joy and happiness.”

There’s been a great deal of joy – Susan Calman’s performances made sure of that – while Debbie McGee’s age-defying performances have been inspirational and the dancing has often been sensational (especially the professional routines – the Remembrance Day one in particular).

But now there are just four couples left on the dancefloor, all hoping to lift that glitterball trophy as Ore Oduba did last year. Much has been made of the “dark horses” in the competition, and with McGee and Alexandra Burke both shockingly having ended up in the dance-off, perhaps one of those dark horses will win. But that’s down to the viewers.

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PresenterTess Daly
PresenterClaudia Winkleman
JudgeDarcey Bussell
JudgeBruno Tonioli
JudgeCraig Revel Horwood
JudgeShirley Ballas
Executive producerLouise Rainbow
Series editorSarah James

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  • Summary

    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!

    Review

    It would be a shame if this series were remembered for accusations of favouritism and skewed marking because, as Kevin Clifton said in his exit speech, “In a world where not everything going on at the moment is nice, Strictly Come Dancing is one thing that brings a lot of joy and happiness.”

    There’s been a great deal of joy – Susan Calman’s performances made sure of that – while Debbie McGee’s age-defying performances have been inspirational and the dancing has often been sensational (especially the professional routines – the Remembrance Day one in particular).

    But now there are just four couples left on the dancefloor, all hoping to lift that glitterball trophy as Ore Oduba did last year. Much has been made of the “dark horses” in the competition, and with McGee and Alexandra Burke both shockingly having ended up in the dance-off, perhaps one of those dark horses will win. But that’s down to the viewers.

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterTess Daly
    PresenterClaudia Winkleman
    JudgeDarcey Bussell
    JudgeBruno Tonioli
    JudgeCraig Revel Horwood
    JudgeShirley Ballas
    Executive producerLouise Rainbow
    Series editorSarah James

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