Danny Mac's Strictly tour triumph
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 February 2017
Danny Mac picked up the glitterball trophy for the 10th time on the 'Strictly Come Dancing' tour at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Thursday (10.02.17)
Danny Mac picked up the glitterball trophy for the 10th time on the 'Strictly Come Dancing' tour on Thursday (10.02.17).
The former 'Hollyoaks' actor and his professional partner Oti Mabuse wowed the crowd at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London with their sizzling samba and quirky Charleston, picking up enough votes to beat Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton into second place.
Danny insisted he would never be the dancer he is without the support of his professional partner.
He said: "I've had the most amazing teacher, choreographer, and friend, Oti Mabuse."
And it wasn't just the hunky star's fancy footwork that saw judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Karen Hardy give him perfect scores.
Len quipped after his first dance: "I'll tell you what puts a smile on my face Danny - your bum. You're the hunk with the junk in your trunks."
Ed Balls may have come at the bottom of the leaderboard with 39 points, largely due to Craig awarding him very poor scores, but he was a big hit with the SSE Arena audience, with his hilarious 'Gangnam Style' routine with Katya Jones earning the loudest cheers of the night.
And Ed was delighted to successfully carry off a lift in their American Smooth that he had spectacularly fumbled when he and Katya performed the same routine on TV.
Brushing off Craig's criticism of their dance as "flat-footed and pedestrian", he said: "When I was 10 I dreamed of playing Wembley and it's fabulous to be here.
"That life we pulled off tonight - there is no way Craig could manage it in a million years - but that was thanks to the audience.
Elsewhere during the show, Danny and Oti tied at the top of the leaderboard with Ore Oduba - who won the show in December with Joanne Clifton - and his tour partner Karen Clifton, while Louise and Kevin scored 58 points.
Daisy Lowe and Aljaz Skorjanec picked up 55 points, while Lesley Joseph and Gorka Marquez were awarded a total of 51.