Strictly Come Dancing has crowned its 2022 champions following a competitive series.
With Fleur East and Vito Coppola, Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal, Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez, and Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu all dancing one last time, the Glitterball Trophy was presented to Hamza and Jowita , who won the public vote.
Upon learning of their victory, Hamza said: “It’s hard to describe how I feel. Jowita you are an angel disguised as a human being – this is the best thing that ever happened to me.”
Jowita, who triumphed in her debut series, said that Hamza was “proof that anything is possible,” before thanking the audience and production for her time on the show.
This series also marked the first final for two of the other pros – Vito and Carlos.
Each pairing performed a judges’ choice routine and their personal favourite dance from the series, as well as a showdance which has no format or specific genre rules.
Fleur and Vito danced their Samba as the judges’ pick, and chose their Couple’s Choice to a Destiny’s Child megamix as their favourite dance. Helen and Gorka performed their Jive as the judges’ choice, and the duo selected their Cabaret-themed Couple’s Choice as their favourite routine of the series.
For their judges’ pick, Molly and Carlos reprised their Quickstep, while their personal favourite was their Rumba. And Hamza and Jowita danced their Salsa again as their judges’ choice, and decided to perform their Couple’s Choice again for their favourite routine.
You’ve not got long to wait for more Strictly, as a Christmas special will air next Saturday. Recorded earlier this month, you’ll be able to see festive routines from six celebrities and their pro partners, with the studio audience voting for the winner.
This year’s lineup features musician Nicola Roberts, actors Alexandra Mardell and Larry Lamb, Radio 1 DJ Rickie Haywood-Williams, presenter and podcaster Rosie Ramsey, and CBeebies host George Webster.
And in the New Year, the Strictly arena tour is back, hosted once again by Janette Manrara. Anton Du Beke also makes his tour debut as a judge, alongside Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood.
While it’s not been officially confirmed which pros are taking part yet, it has been announced that this year’s finalists Molly and Hamza will dance, along with Will Mellor, Ellie Simmonds and Tyler West from Strictly‘s class of 2022.
Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One, with spin-off show Strictly: It Takes Two airing on BBC Two. Both shows also stream on BBC iPlayer.