Strictly Come Dancing fans rejoice as Kelvin Fletcher wins the Glitterball trophy


STRICTLY Come Dancing fans rejoiced this evening as Kelvin Fletcher won the Glitterball trophy.

The former Emmerdale actor who was the favourite to win the show alongside his pro Oti Mabuse beat off competition from Emma Barton and Karim Zeroual.

Kevlin and Oti looked very shocked as they won they show

The 35-year-old broke down in tears as Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman announced he had won.

Looking utterly shocked, he said: “I’m absolutely speechless, I did not expect that, it’s been such a privilege to be here.”

The show kicked off with childrens TV presenter Karim Zeroual and his partner Amy Dowden scoring a full 40 points for their upbeat and colourful quickstep.

Next up were Emma Barton and Anton Du Beke, who repeated their Charleston to Thoroughly Modern Millie from musicals week, chosen for them by the judges.

They were awarded 39 points for the routine, with a nine coming from Revel Horwood, their second attempt at the routine failing to get the 10 from him.

Kelvin and Oti raised the Glitterball trophy after their win
The pair broke down in tears when their names were announced
Kelvin Fletcher has won Strictly Come Dancing
Kelvin Fletcher, Emma Barton and Karim Zeroual competed for the Glitterball trophy
Emma has helped Anton get to the final for the first time
The judges gave out a lot of tens during the show

Former Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher and his partner Oti Mabuse were the third to perform their judges’ pick routine, a rumba to Ain’t No Sunshine.

The judges scored them 39 points, with Craig again being the only one to give a nine rather than a 10.