We’re not sure about you, but Santa has been very generous to us this year. Not only were we treated to some marvellous Strictly gifts in our stocking, but this evening we sat down to watch three of our favourite things combined:
Christmas Movies and
Yes, the wonderful folk at Strictly treated us to a Christmas Movie themed Christmas Special. Not only was there amazing dancing, we also saw Len give every couple a 10, Craig dressed as the most adorable lion you’d ever seen and we saw Len dance for the last time on the Strictly dancefloor *sobs*
We always love the Christmas specials, especially when they bring back celebrities from past series of the show and tonight was no exception.
We saw Denise Lewis (Series 2,) Gethin Jones (Series 5,) Pamela Stephenson (Series 8,) Frankie Bridge (Series 12,) Ainsley Harriott (Series 13) and Melvin Odoom (Series 14) take to the floor with 6 of our fab-u-lous professionals for a true Christmas Cracker of a show.
We were treated to a Home Alone Jive from Ainsley and Karen which reminded us how much joy Ainsley’s performances brought us and also took us back to the Strictly tour earlier this year.
We were also treated to a Polar Express Quickstep from Chloe and Gethin, which not only showed us what an amazing dancer Gethin us but has also started a campaign for next series #GetChloeaCelebrityPartner.
Pamela and Pasha performed a cheeky Love Actually themed Christmas Cha Cha Cha. It reminded us how much we loved watching Pamela, a natural performer and dancer.
Melvin and Janette then proved they are the cutest Elfs this side of Planet Strictly, with an Elf-themed Charleston. It was full of character and personality and showed Melvin’s full potential. It also proved that they are completely fearless with a lift that became our Christmas GIF:
Finally Gorka and Frankie treated us to a Frozen themed American Smooth. Frankie was always graceful and a beautiful ballroom dancer and this performance showed off her skill as a performer and dancer. It was truly stunning and the icing on a Christmas cake of a wonderful night of dancing.
It was a very close call, but in the end Melvin and Janette triumphed and lifted the Strictly Christmas Mirrorball trophy.
It was Len’s last show too which lead to an impressive tribute and final routine to send him off in style.
We’ll leave you with this thought: