Strictly Come Dancing Final 2016


What a way to showcase the fab Three finalists.

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The three finalists danced three dances:

The Couples Choice

Danny and Oti danced the Samba to ‘Magalenha’ by Sergio Mendes. It was even better than the first time they danced it. Danny has evolved into an amazing dancer and showman. 

Ore and Joanne danced the Jive to ‘Runaway Baby’ by Bruno Mars. I thought this was good the first time but it was even better this time. Ore is charismatic and charming. Loved his facial expressions. It was energetic, the kicks and flicks were sharp and precise. He can’t hide his passion for dance. Love it!

Louise and Kevin danced the Argentine Tango to ‘Tanguera’ by Sexteto Mayor. Louise portrayed the character of the dance more tonight and with more confidence. A stunning dancer.


Danny and Oti danced the Quickstep to ‘I Won’t Dance’ by Fred Astaire


One of my favorite dances of the series. Danny has been so consistent and strong in both the latin and ballroom dances. Brilliant!

Ore and Joanne danced the American Smooth to ‘Singin’ In The Rain’.


I didn’t think this dance could improve on the first time but it was A mazing! 

Louise and Kevin danced the Cha Cha to ‘What A feeling’.


Louise and Kevin’s cha cha was even more fun to watch this time. Louise was much more relaxed yet confident. 


Danny and Oti’s Showdance to ‘Set Fire To The Rain’. 


Danny and Oti’s showdance was a cocktail of Argentine Tango, paso and contemporary dance ,which portrayed Danny’s strictly journey. It was intense, dramatic and passionate. The perfect blend and perfectly in sync. An outstanding performance. Oti’s choreography has been mind blowing this year.

Ore and Joanne’s Showdance to ‘I Got Rhythm’.


I just adore Joanne’s imaginative 1st class choreography. Ore certainly has got rhythm and performed with such style. It reminded me of the old hollywood films . Joanne must be so proud of Ore , from having no dance experience to 3 flawless performances tonight. Incredible!

Louise and Kevin’s Showdance to ‘One Moment In Time’. And what a moment… It was a privilege to witness Kevin’s amazing choreography which certainly did bring us into the present moment and bring out the best in Louise. A truly beautiful, elegant contemporary dance. 


After their final three dances the overall score was:

Ore and Joanne 39 40 40 119

Louise and Kevin 38 38 40 116

Danny and Oti 36 40 40 116

It was such a close final as each couple really raised their game but…


✨ Congratulations ✨

Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton


Image Source: BBC News

The standard was so high this year . Well done to all the couples and the entire strictly team that make the show so amazing. And not forgetting “It Takes Two” team also. Thank you for yet another spectacular Strictly season.

The Class of 2016 perform together for the last time. 

We also bid farewell to head judge Len Goodman. Here are Len’s best bits.

The Strictly Professional Dancers Danced A Magical Dance For Len, it brought us right back to the days of “Come Dancing”.

It was an emotional farewell 😢

Who would you like to see as head judge next year? 

If you are as sad as I am to see the end of another Strictly series😐 Do not despair Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special is on Christmas Day @ 18:45 BBC ONE 🎅🎄🎉


Gethin Jones will be dancing a Polar express themed Quickstep with Chloe Hewitt.

Frankie Bridge will be dancing an American Smooth with Gorka Marquez to Let it Go from Frozen.

Melvin Odoom will be dancing a Charleston with Janette Manrara to a song from Elf.

Pamela Stephenson will be dancing the cha cha with Pasha Kovalev to a Love Actually song.

Ainsley Harriot will be dancing a Jive with Karen Clifton inspired from Home Alone.

Denise Lewis will be dancing with Anton Du beke to be confirmed.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog each week which has allowed me to share my passion and love of dance as well as my other interests.


Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year . Let’s dance with life in a happy and healthy and positive way with style and grace in 2017.


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 💖 Elle x