THE last winner of Strictly Come Dancing was Stacey Dooley in 2018, with her dance partner and now boyfriend Kevin Clifton.
With the new series starting TONIGHT (September 7), fans can’t wait to see who will follow in Stacey’s footsteps. Here’s a reminder of how last year’s final unfolded.
Who won Strictly Come Dancing 2018?
TV journalist Stacey Dooley and her partner Kevin Clifton were crowned the winners following a dramatic final on December 15.
Each pairing danced three times on the night, with Stacey and Kevin blowing away the opposition.
The duo were overcome with emotion immediately after their win, with Kevin reduced to tears, as was his ex wife Karen.
Both Stacey and Kevin paid tribute to each other, with Kevin describing her as “the most wonderful person”.
What were the odds for Strictly 2018 ahead of the final?
Stacey was consistently the favourite to win and this was true going into the December 15 final.
Here are the odds on who would win the famous Glitterball Trophy as supplied by Ladbrokes…
- Stacey Dooley – 8/15
- Joe Sugg – 9/4
- Faye Tozer – 10/1
- Ashley Roberts – 33/1
Who won Strictly Come Dancing 2017?
In 2017, Joe McFadden won the Glitterball.
The former Holby City actor was paired with professional dancer Katya Jones and beat other finalists Alexandra Burke, Gemma Atkinson and Debbie McGee.
The final was watched by 13.1million viewers at its peak, with an average audience of 11.6million.
McFadden, who won the public vote, was the oldest champion of the show, at age 42.
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What does the winner of Strictly Come Dancing get?
Most importantly the winner gets the coveted Glitterball trophy.
However, each star also gets £25,000 for signing up.
If they manage to stay on the dance floor until the end of October, this rises to £40,000.
Any star that makes it to the quarter-finals their fee jumps to £60,000.
Those who make the semi-finals see their fee climb to £75,000.
While the Strictly winner will be paid £100,000.
When does Strictly Come Dancing 2019 start?
The start date for the live Strictly Come Dancing shows is Saturday, September 21, with the final on Saturday, December 14.
However, it is on our screens before that with an official start date of Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 7.10pm.
This is usually when the professionals and celebrities are paired up.
The couples will then have two weeks to prepare their first dance on live TV.