23 December 2012
Last updated at 12:38
It's been a winning year for Gymnast Louis Smith, who won a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics and now this Year's Strictly Come Dancing, with his dance partner Flavia Cacace.
The 23-year-old won a perfect score of 40 points for his Charleston dance. Head judge Len Goodman described the routine, complete with a double-somersault, as "a gold medal performance".
For the showdance, Louis wasn't shy about putting his gymnastic skills to use. The routine went down well with the judges for its "grace" and "fluidity".
Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh scored 39 points for her showdance, to Beyonce's Crazy In Love. The beginning of the routine saw her burst through a flaming panel.
Kimberley also won the judge's top score for a dramatic tango with dance partner Pasha Kovalev. "In the last few weeks you have really blossomed," said judge Bruno Tonioli.
The pop star, performing the Vienese Waltz here, will go back to her day job with Girls Aloud in the New Year. She said it had been a privilege to be part of the dance contest. "It’s the best Strictly I’ve ever seen," she said after the show.
Dani Harmer, known to children as TV character Tracy Beaker, was the first of the four finalists to be eliminated by the public vote. Head judge Len Goodman praised her tango and how much she had improved over the last 12 weeks.
Denise Van Outen recreated the Egyptian-themed Charleston she had performed in the live show at Wembley Arena last month.
The lifts provided some of the most dramatic moments of the night. Louis Smith and Denise Van Outen performed two daring lifts during the showdance section.
Len Goodman told the audience that in any other year any of the finalists could have walked away with the trophy.
All of the contestants who took part in this year's contest returned for one final show dance and to celebrate with the finalists.