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  1. Caroline Flack wins Strictly

    Saturday 20 December 2014, 21:58

    BBC Strictly Nora BBC Strictly Nora Online team

    In one of the most hotly contested finals we have ever seen, Caroline Flack lifted the 2014 Glitterball Trophy with partner Pasha Kovalev.

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    "This is the best feeling in the whole world. This has been the best experience of my whole life, mostly because of Pasha, but also because of the other contestants. I'm so lucky to get to know this incredible bunch of people."

    Her win came after the duo achieved perfect scoring from the Judges on every performance in the final, the first couple to do so ever in Strictly history. Their first performance to the Judges pick, the Cha Cha Cha to 'Can You Feel It', left Judge Craig Revel Horwood speechless and Bruno exclaiming, "my golden sex goddess!".

    Next up their show-stopping emotional showdance to Beverley Knight's version of ‘Angels' had the audience on their feet and Darcey enthusing, "That was like watching a beautiful contemporary ballet for me, and you’d be in my company any day".

    After our results show saw Mark Wright and Karen Hauer go out in fourth place and Caroline and Pasha compete against runners-up Frankie and Kevin and Simon and Kristina, they performed their favourite routine of the series, the Charleston, to ‘Istanbul Not...

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  2. Grand Final 2014: Live Show

    Saturday 20 December 2014, 17:21

    BBC Strictly Simon BBC Strictly Simon Online Team

    It’s finally here, the climax to one of the most spectacular series of Strictly ever happens tonight, but will it be Simon Webbe, Caroline Flack, Mark Wright or Frankie Bridge who will lift the much converted Glitterball Trophy?

    Strictly 2014 Grand Final

    Each couple will begin the show by dancing a routine chosen by the Judges, before performing a unique show-stopping Showdance that is bound to wow the audience in the Ballroom and at home.

    Voting will begin after all the couples have performed their first dance and close at 8.15pm.

    The programme will go off air at 8.00pm, and return 50 minutes later, when we will discover the first couple to be eliminated from the Grand Final.

    The remaining three couples will then get a chance to perform their favourite dance of the series, before the new Stricty 2014 champion is crowned.

    Don’t forget the winner is decided by public votes alone, the Judges scores are just for guidance so make sure you register to vote here.

    And remember you can keep up to date with the fabulous Strictly Grand Final on Facebook, Twitter and on our Strictly Live Blog.

    Keeeeeep Dancing!!!

  3. Backstage: The Final!

    Saturday 20 December 2014, 09:10

     BBC Strictly Jess BBC Strictly Jess Online Team

    With mere hours to go before the Strictly Grand Final 2014, we caught up with our Finalists during their rehearsals to hear how they’re feeling ahead of their final routines. And it’s all in this exclusive video!

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    Get a glimpse their Showdances and see how they’re feeling about making it this far, and what it would mean to them to lift the gleaming, glistening, Strictly Glitterball! With not one, not two, but THREE dances each to do this Saturday, our Strictly floor is seeing some serious blood, sweat and tears! (Or rather, a serious amount of spraytans, sequins and sparkle!) But it is their last Saturday after all, and they’re really giving it everything they’ve got!

     

    Let us know who you think will win the Glitterball trophy? See you at 6.30pm to find out!

     

  4. Strictly 2014 Grand Final: In Training

    Thursday 18 December 2014, 15:19

    BBC Strictly Simon BBC Strictly Simon Online Team

    With just two days left until the Strictly 2014 Grand Final we can give you a first glimpse of the Showdances our four finalists will perform with their pro-dance partners.

     

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    Get a first glimpse of the Show Dances our four finalists will perform in the 2014 Final.

    The couples will first perform a ‘judges pick’ from a previous routine in the series, which are still under wraps and won’t be revealed until Saturday, they then perform their unique Showdance.

    Following an elimination, the final three couples will then get to perform their very own favourite routine before the Glitterball Trophy...

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  5. Grand Final 2014: Music and Performances

    Wednesday 17 December 2014, 12:43

     BBC Strictly Dora BBC Strictly Dora Online Team

    Can you believe it is the Final already?! Where has the time gone? Time is not on the finalists’ side this week as they prepare THREE dances for the Strictly 2014 Grand Final on Saturday night.

    Strictly 2014 final four

    Two dances they have already performed, one is the couple’s favourite they have chosen to dance again, and the other is the Judges’ pick. On top of this, they will perform a Showdance combining dances and steps they have learnt across the series.

    Today, we can confirm two of the three dances. The Judges pick will be revealed on Saturday’s show.

    Showdance

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  6. Jake Wood leaves Strictly

    Sunday 14 December 2014, 19:51

    BBC Strictly Nora BBC Strictly Nora Online team

    In an emotionally charged show which saw Caroline, Pasha, Frankie, Kevin, Simon and Kristina spirited forward as finalists into next week. Jake and Janette found themselves in Dance Off for the first time alongside third time Dance Off veterans Mark and Karen.

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    The decision to make either Jake or Mark the remaining finalist of the competition split the judges with both Darcey and Bruno choosing to save Jake, whilst Craig plumped for Mark.

    With the deciding vote, head Judge Len said; “This is very difficult. The Cha Cha Cha had little Cha Cha Cha content and the Rumba had little Rumba content...

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  7. Semi-Final: Results Show

    Sunday 14 December 2014, 19:01

    BBC Strictly Simon BBC Strictly Simon Online Team

    Following last night’s stunning Semi-Final Show our five remaining Strictly couples now have to ready themselves for the drama of the Results Show and with the Final less than a week away, it’s going to be a tough pill for somebody to swallow.

    Semi-Final: Results Show

    Caroline and Pasha received the first 40 of the series for their spicy Salsa, with Craig FINALLY getting his ten paddle out, and with their Foxtrot also scoring well with 35 points they were left sitting pretty at the top of the Leaderboard with a combined score of 75 for their two dances.

    It wasn’t such good news for Jake and Janette as their Cha Cha and Viennese Waltz received a combined score of 61, leaving them at the bottom.

    But who will make it through to next week's Grand Final? Tune-in at 7.20pm to find out and don’t forget to leave your thoughts on  on tonight’s show below…

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  8. Leaderboard: Semi-Final 2014

    Saturday 13 December 2014, 22:34

     BBC Strictly Jess BBC Strictly Jess Online Team

    Our stars wowed us tonight doing not one, but two fabulous routines each in their bid to make it to the Strictly Final. But, being the Semi-Final, the Judges were tougher than ever.

    Here’s a quick recap of the highs and lows of the Leaderboard…

    Caroline and Pasha topped the board with a total score of 75. Their first dance – a Foxtrot to Josef Salvat’s version of ‘Diamonds’ – was a cut glass performance that Len thought had “plenty of sparkle”, but “wasn’t quite flawless”. Bruno loved the emotion in the dance, stating:  “you’re like a method dancer: I could feel your...

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  9. Semi-Final 2014: Live Show

    Saturday 13 December 2014, 17:31

    BBC Strictly Matt BBC Strictly Matt Online Team

    It's Semi-Final Week and the toughest test yet for our five remaining couples, with not one but two incredible routines to perfect for the exacting Judges. With the standard now so high and next week's Grand-Final tantalisingly close, none of the pairs will want an errant toe or top line to affect their chances of making it through to next week and the prospect of lifting the Glitterball Trophy.

    Strictly Semi-Final

    But can Jake use his Boogie Shoes to Cha Cha through to the Final? Does Simon Like To Move It Move It enough to stay out of the Dance-Off? Will Frankie and Kevin's toy-themed Rumba go like clockwork?

    Wish your favourite couples luck and let us know your predictions for the all-important Final line-up. See the action unfold at 6.50pm.

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  10. Backstage: Semi-Final

    Saturday 13 December 2014, 08:50

    BBC Strictly Matt BBC Strictly Matt Online Team

    With not one but two routines to perform, tonight's Semi-Final will be the biggest test for our remaining couples yet. And with next weekend's Grand Final in sight, our five remaining pairs will be pulling out all the stops to impress the Judges and avoid falling at the final hurdle. We snuck backstage to catch up with Jake, Caroline, Mark, Frankie and Simon, and find out how they're feeling ahead of the toughest night of dancing yet.

    What is the name of Caroline's Latin-dancing alter-ego? How many hours of training have Simon and Kristina put in each day this week? What dance are Jake and Janette crossing their fingers they can perform in the Final?

    Watch our exclusive video below to find out!

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