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Charlie Brooks wins the Christmas Special 2011

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BBC Strictly Gemma BBC Strictly Gemma | 21:10 UK time, Sunday, 25 December 2011

EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks has been crowned Queen of the Christmas Ballroom just a week after the grand finale that saw Harry Judd crowned champion of 2011.

The five-star Christmas line-up brought a sprinkling of festive sparkle to Christmas day.

Former world featherweight boxing champion Barry McGuigan Quickstepped with Erin Boag, comedienne Debra Stephenson and professional dancer Ian Waite performed an American Smooth, Blue's Simon Webbe and his professional partner Katya Virshilas danced a Cha Cha Cha, Hi-De-Hi legend Su Pollard Foxtrotted around the dancefloor with Anton Du Beke, and completing the famous five was EastEnders' prime villainess Janine Butcher, actress Charlie Brooks, who danced a festive jive with Vincent Simone.

After watching all dances, the studio audience cast their vote for their favourite and the champion of the Strictly Come Dancing 2011 Christmas special was Charlie Brooks.

Reflecting back on the results of tonight's show, Charlie stated "I've absolutely loved it, I've had such a brilliant time, Vincent has been amazing. I've made such a good friend here".

Of course, we were behind the scenes getting you all the best, exclusive pictures which you can see below.

Merry Christmas!

Santa costumes backstage at Strictly

Pink shoes backstage at Strictly

The Strictly stars take part in the group dance

Charlie and Vincent on the Strictly dancefloor

Debra and Ian on the Strictly dancefloor

Barry and Erin on the Strictly dancefloor

Su Pollard takes to the floor in her sleigh

Simon and Katya on the Strictly dancefloor



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