Strictly: Motsi Mabuse sobs after sister Oti and Kelvin Fletcher win
Strictly Come Dancing 2019 final: Judge Motsi Mabuse breaks down in tears after her sister Oti and Kelvin Fletcher are crowned the winners
Strictly Come Dancing came to a spectacular end on Saturday night after Oti Mabuse and Kelvin Fletcher were crowned champions.
And judge Motsi Mabuse, 38, was overcome with emotion as her sister, 29, was announced as this year’s winner alongside the Emmerdale actor, 35.
The star broke down in tears as she celebrated the news and was seen clapping for her sibling as she stood up from the judging panel.
Proud: Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse, 38, was overcome with emotion after her sister Oti, 29, was crowned winner of the show along with dancing partner Kelvin Fletcher
Motsi looked fantastic during the finale, donning a stunning sparkly one-shouldered dress and a pair of glitzy earrings.
The dancing expert also became tearful during the show when she had to give feedback on Oti and Kelvin’s showcase dance.
She told the dancing duo that the routine had left her without words and fellow judge Shirley Ballas had to give her a a supportive hug.
It was an emotional night all round and after being crowned champion, Kelvin thanked his fellow contestants and dance partner.
Winners: Kelvin and Oti lifted the Glitterball trophy after scoring a 40 and two 39s for their dances on Saturday night
Emotional: The judge, who looked sensational in a sparkly one-shouldered gown, put on an animated display before bursting into tears
Kelvin said: ‘I’m absolutely speechless. I did not expect that. It’s been such a privilege to be here. I think this show represents everything that is amazing with the country.
‘I think the people personify what is great. It’s such a privilege … Oti, thank you for the most amazing experience of my life.
‘Thank you to Karim, Emma, Amy and Anton and all the professionals and celebrities. You’ve been amazing. The judges, everybody at home whose supported. I feel so proud to be part of this. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.’
Impressive: The champions scored a fantastic 40 for their showdance to Shout by The Isley Brothers
Excited: In his winners speech, Kelvin thanked Oti ‘for the most amazing experience of my life’
Oti also had some touching words for Kelvin, thanking him for the ‘best gift’ to end her year.
Speaking to hosts Tess and Claudia, she said: ‘I’ve been on this show for five years and I have never ever met any celebrity who gives his heart, his everything, his soul. If something’s not working, we stay in training and sort it.
‘And not because we want to win but because he genuinely genuinely loves dancing. This is the best gift and the best ending to my year.’
Saturday night’s episode saw Oti and Kelvin join Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden and Emma Barton and Anton Du Beke for the grand finale.
Each couple performed three dances in a bid to win the coveted Glitterball trophy.
And it was winners Kelvin and Oti who earned the loudest reception of the evening when they took to the floor with a jaw-dropping Showdance that featured a medley of their biggest and best dance moments.
Clad in fuchsia pink outfits, they raised the roof with the dance to Shout by The Isley Brothers, which even included some Argentine Tango, which was a dance they never got the chance to perform.
Rousing: Kelvin and Oti also earned the loudest reception of the evening when they took to the floor to perform a medley of their biggest and best dance moments
That’s a Showdance! Clad in fuchsia pink outfits, they raised the roof with the dance to Shout by The Isley Brothers, which even included some Argentine Tango, which was a dance they never got the chance to perform
Shirley praised: ‘You pushed the limits you have everything in the routine we could see your technique but you pushed the limits, it had everything, good music good, you name it, it had it.’
Bruno added: ‘Rocked, shaken, stirred exhilarated that really was such a tour de force it was almost like watching 13 weeks of all the best of Strictly Come Dancing condensed into one dance, we often ask we need more content, content, you can’t ask for anything more?’
Kelvin’s appearance of Strictly came after he was drafted into the show at the last minute, after Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing was forced to pull out after suffering a foot injury during rehearsals for the launch show.
Final three: Saturday night’s episode saw Oti and Kelvin join Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden and Emma Barton and Anton Du Beke for the grand finale
Days later the reality star was snapped hobbling around on crutches with his foot in a protective moon boot, casting doubt over his future on the show as the news of his injury came to light.
Later that week, Jamie later confirmed that he would not be taking part in this year’s Strictly in an emotional statement to his fans.
And after the launch show aired bosses announced that Kelvin had been drafted in to replace him.
Strictly Come Dancing Final – The Leaderboard
Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse
Judges Choice – Rumba to Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers – 39 points out of 40
Showdance to Shout by The Isley Brothers – 40 points out of 40
Favourite Dance – Samba to La Vida Es Un Carnaval by Celia Cruz – 39 points out of 40
Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden
Judges Choice – Quickstep to Mr. Pinstripe Suit by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – 40 points out of 40
Showdance to A Million Dreams by Pink – 39 points out of 40
Favourite Dance – Jive to You Can’t Stop The Beat from Hairspray – 40 points out of 40
Emma Barton and Anton Du Beke
Judges Choice – Charleston from Thoroughly Modern Millie – 39 points out of 40
Showdance to Let Yourself Go by Irving Berlin – 38 points out of 40
Favourite Dance – Viennese Waltz to Send in the Clowns by Barbra Streisand- 39 points out of 40
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