BBC One’s The Greatest Dancer came to a close last night, crowning its winning team in a competitive final.
Contestants were tasked with performing twice, first a new dance with their celebrity captain, followed by their favourite past routine of the series.
In the end, the coveted title went to ballroom and Latin dancers Michael and Jowita, who had been coached by current Strictly Come Dancing champion Oti Mabuse.
They took home £50,000 in prize money and bagged the opportunity to perform on Strictly when it returns at the end of the year.
Jowita said: “I don’t know what to say. I’d love to thank all of you guys for voting and thank you, Oti, so much for giving us the opportunity.”
They were up against some tough competition, including Dancepoint’s Alice in Wonderland performance, Harrison Vaughan’s dramatic Pennywise routine and Cheryl’s impressive young duo Lily and Joseph.
However, fans seemed to agree that Michael and Jowita were totally deserving winners…
— Felix O’Brien (@adamfelixobrien) March 7, 2020
— Jess 🙂 (@jessyeo_) March 7, 2020
I had the privilege of watching #michaeljowita mirror audition. Fell in ????with them that day, championed them whole series & delighted they were crowned The Greatest Dancer! @OtiMabuse Midas Touch continues #TheGreatestDancer pic.twitter.com/eLh28MboDO
— Nicki Ingram (@NicolaIngram30) March 8, 2020
This win continues a sterling record for professional Oti Mabuse, who coached the winning act on last year’s series of The Greatest Dancer and recently won Strictly with Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher.
JUST IMAGINE THE POWER IF OTI WON
2019: The Greatest Dancer With Ellie
2019: Strictly With Kelvin
2020: The Greatest Dancer With Micheal and Jowita.#TheGreatestDancer
— Peter (@PeterTalksTV) March 7, 2020
Let’s all hail the queen of dance and queen of bbc one @OtiMabuse ,not just double winner and 2 years running champion of #TheGreatestDancer but also the current champion of #Strictlycomedancing ❤️ pic.twitter.com/crmfdAelZN
— Sean ferguson (@crazycatgay02) March 7, 2020
The Greatest Dancer will return to BBC One on Friday 13th March for a special celebrity edition as part of Sport Relief 2020.