Harry Judd wins Strictly Come Dancing
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 December 2011
McFly drummer Harry Judd and his professional partner Aliona Vilani won the glitterball trophy on 'Strictly Come Dancing' last night (17.12.11)
Harry Judd has been crowned the winner of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The McFly drummer and his professional partner Aliona Vilani beat off competition from 'Waterloo Road' actress Chelsee Healy and Pasha Kovalev to take home the coveted glitterball in the BBC One dance show last night (17.12.11) after fellow finalists Jason Donovan and Kristina Rihanoff were knocked out earlier in the evening.
A delighted Harry - who scored 40 out of 40 in his first dance - dedicated his win to his girlfriend , Escala star Izzy Johnston and vowed to marry her as soon as possible.
He said: "Izzy stayed up with me last night and when I left the hotel she told me to just enjoy it. She always texts me just before I go on. She's been through this whole experience with me, as well as my mum and dad and I think they'll be quite relieved it's over.
"Myself and Izzy moved in together literally at the beginning of 'Strictly', so you can imagine what that was like, trying to do the two at the same time. But we are very settled and we talk about the future all the time.
"I want to keep the proposal as romantic and spontaneous as possible for her. I want it to be a complete surprise."
Harry received overwhelming praise from the judges with Len Goodman saying "You came out all guns blazing, well done" while Bruno Tonioli added: "Harry of the temple ballroom, you came, you danced, you conquered."
Meanwhile, dancers Ola and James Jordan have reportedly been axed from next year's show.
The married couple - who have already been told they will not be needed for the 'Strictly' tour have been given their marching orders by BBC bosses.
A source told the Daily Star Sunday: "Producers are keen to keep things fresh so quite a few faces could be dropped. It's going to be brutal. The only ones who have been discussed so far are Ola and James Jordan. They might be liked by viewers but that might be enough to save them."