Strictly Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse crowned as winners leaving viewers in tears

Bill Bailey and their professional dancer Oti Mabuse have been crowned the winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2020.

The final took place tonight and saw celebrity finalists Maisie Smith, Bill Bailey, HRVY and Jamie Laing take to the dance floor with their partners one last time.

Bill was left seriously emotional as his win was announced by Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly, as he grabbed Oti for a huge hug.

The pair then grabbed the coveted Glitterball trophy as their friends on the show were seen sobbing.

EastEnders actress Maisie has been partnered with Gorka Marquez, Bill with Oti Mabuse, HRVY with Janette Manrara and Jamie has dancing with Karen Hauer.

Good Morning Britain's Ranvir Singh came in fifth place and was booted off the show last weekend after the intense semi-final dance off.

Viewers rushed to social media to share their joy at the announcement, as one posted: "It’s been such an awful day but I’ve just cried tears of joy over @BillBailey winning #Strictly. Thank you Bill, you are and always will be a National Treasure."

Another added: "Wow well done bill and Oti! One of my favourite couples actually won! Well done guys!"

A third chipped in: "Thank you #Strictly for bringing joy into our lives. Congratulations Oti and Bill. Just fabulous."

In a tell all interview, Bill said: "There is no way I could have done this without a teacher like Oti.

"She brought out of me endurance and strength and perseverance and self belief and a lot of things which transcend the whole world of dance."

Bill lifted the Glitterball Trophy after pulling off three sensational routines during last night’s TV spectacular — a quickstep, a couple’s choice and a showdance.

It saw him beat rivals Maisie Smith, HRVY and Jamie Laing.

Looking back over his experience on the show, Bill admitted it had been life-changing

He said: "Strictly has been a revelation for me from the very beginning. If you put your mind to it, you can do anything. We all have a capacity beyond which we think we are capable of.

"It takes a huge amount to be part of this show. You give an enormous amount. Very often you’re not quite aware of how it’s affecting people outside of this Strictly bubble."

Comedian Bill had been revealed as the bookies' favourite to win the show, with odds of 8/11.

He said to Oti : "I had the most extraordinary teacher, the most extraordinary dancer, who believed in me right from the beginning and she found something in me, turned me into this, into a dancer."

She said: "I think you are amazing, remarkable.

"You just put your heart into everything, you put your soul into everything. You're in your world but I love your world…
"Thank you for being a friend, a father figure to me, a brother and for this," she said of the glitterball.

Strictly bosses had gone to extreme lengths to protect the final amid the coronavirus pandemic, placing strict Covid rules on the stars and crew of the show.

It Takes Two presenter Rylan Clark-Neal told Daily Star: "t is strange filming the show this year.

"It is a family unit and we always hug and catch up but now it's so so different. We can't do that.

"This year even wardrobe isn't allowed in my room. The outfit has to be sent in a bag and steamed before we even get it.

"It is intense but it is the right thing to do."

  • Strictly Come Dancing

Source: Read Full Article

You May Also Like