BILL Bailey and Oti Mabuse have been topped the winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2020.
After an unimaginable evening of performances from HRVY, Maisie Smith and Jamie Laing, entertainer Invoice, 55, turned the eldest contestant to ever take house the Giltterball trophy.
Invoice Bailey and Oti Mabuse have been surprised by the end result
Asserting the end result because the spectacular nine-week collection got here to an finish, host Tess Daly mentioned: “The second we have all been ready for… the Strictly champions of 2020 are Invoice and Oti.”
Champion Invoice mentioned: “It feels surreal, extraordinary and fantastic.
“I by no means thought we’d get this far. I by no means thought we might get to the ultimate.
“I’ve had probably the most extraordinary trainer and probably the most extraordinary dancer.
Oti Mabuse took the trophy house for the second 12 months in a row
“Somebody who has believed in me proper from the start. She discovered one thing in me and turned me into this – right into a dancer. Thanks Oti.”
Oti broke down in tears listening to Invoice reward her as she picked up the trophy for the second 12 months in a row.
She mentioned: “I feel you’re wonderful, exceptional Invoice Bailey. You place your coronary heart into all the things and your soul into all the things.
“You’re in your world, however I like your world and at all times need to be part of you.
“Thanks for being a pal and father figrure to me, a brother… and for THIS” as she pointed on the glitterball trophy.
Invoice, HRVY and Maisie all completed prime of the leaderboard with a complete of 88 factors from three dances.
They have been adopted by Jamie in final place, with 84 after failing to land a ten from choose Craig Revel Horwood.
Moments earlier than the ultimate kicked off, bookies have been pressured to slash HRVY’s odds – making him odds-on favorite to win.
HRVY and Janette Manrara Credit score: BBC
Mybettingsites.co.uk noticed Jamie Laing as the plain outsider at 40/1, with HRVY at 4/9, Invoice Bailey following behind at 6/5 and Maisie Smith priced at 7/1.
Jamie Laing was praised for his ‘battle again power’Credit score: BBC
It was HRVY’s dance accomplice Jannette’s first time within the last in eight years of doing Strictly.
She mentioned earlier as we speak: “Are you able to imagine it workforce?!? 8 years later and my @hrvy and I’ve achieved It!”
Invoice Bailey and Oti Mabuse completed joint first on the leaderboardCredit score: BBC
Maisie Smith was in tears about her unimaginable Strictly expertise
Earlier within the evening, Maisie broke down in tears as she informed how she’s reworked from a “shy, nervous teen” right into a “assured lady”.
The EastEnders star, 19, was showered with reward for her unimaginable Showdance to We Want a Little Christmas by Idina Menzel.
Maisie Smith was in floods of tears after the compliments
Whereas she scored three tens for the dance, it was the messages from her mum and on-screen sister Shona McGarty that left her in floods of tears.
Claudia Winkleman informed her: “You already know what I like, your mum on It Takes Two, so lovely, she mentioned whenever you first began this competitors you have been a nervous teenager and he or she’s seen you remodel right into a assured lady.
“Watching you try this, it is a totally different Maisie.”
Maisie replied: “My mum is aware of me inside out and he or she is aware of that I may be very shy, and really nervous, and this expertise has been quick however I’ve learnt loads about myself.
Maisie performing the Showdance with Gorka
“Really feel like I’ve grown. And it simply means the world that she’s observed.”
In the meantime Jamie was praised as a “function mannequin” by choose Motsi Mabuse after making it to the ultimate regardless of ending up within the backside two 4 occasions all through the collection.
“I simply love that you’re such a job mannequin,” mentioned Motsi.
“You’ve battle again power. It’s inspiring. You come out right here and assault the dance.
“You have been joyful and celebrating, such a job mannequin.”