Strictly Come Dancing’s Nikita Kuzmin in Tears as he Bids Farewell to Layton Williams


Emotional Goodbye

Strictly Come Dancing professional Nikita Kuzmin couldn't hold back his tears as he said an emotional goodbye to Layton Williams.

Youngest Winner

Last night, Ellie Leach, best known for her role in Coronation Street, claimed the top spot and became the youngest ever winner after three months of training. Layton Williams and Bobby Brazier were also in the running.

A Special Partnership

Before the winner was announced, each couple took a moment to reflect on their journey and express gratitude. Layton praised Nikita, saying, "I could not have had a better partner, nothing phases him. He's let me be exactly who I want to be."

An Unforgettable Experience

Nikita shared his thoughts on their partnership, saying, "The whole thing with Layton is just really special, I will cherish it forever." Both dancers became emotional as they talked about their time on the show and the bond they formed.

Glitterball Trophy

Although all the couples received positive feedback, it was Ellie who was crowned this year's Strictly Come Dancing winner. Overwhelmed by her victory, she thanked her professional partner Vito Coppola, saying, "You are Strictly. You are the diamond, you are shining."

Memorable Performances

Ellie and Vito wowed the audience with their performances throughout the competition. They chose a Jennifer Lopez Megamix for the Show Dance category and gave a second stunning performance of the American Smooth to Ain't That A Kick In The Head by Robbie Williams.

They also impressed the judges with their Paso Doble to Insomnia by 2WEI, which was the Judges' Pick. The evening ended with Vito giving Ellie a kiss on the cheek.

Congratulations to Ellie Leach on her well-deserved win!