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Strictly Come Dancing final moments that ROCKED the audience

Joe McFadden was crowned the winner of Strictly Come Dancing night, but audiences at home were rocked by certain moments in the 2017 final  [Getty]

Joe McFadden was crowned the winner of the 2017 series of Strictly Come Dancing last night. 

The Holby City actor, whose soap character was recently killed off, took home the Glitter Ball Dance Trophy alongside his dance partner, Katya Jones. 

But as Joe beat competition Alexandra Burke, Gemma Atkinson and Debbie McGee on the BBC One show, viewers at home had a lot to say. 

From reminiscing over previous contestants to picking up on one out of character Claudia Winkleman moment, these are the moments in the Strictly final that rocked the viewers at home. 

Everyone still felt Aston Merrygold deserved a place in the final  [Instagram]

Former JLS singer Aston Merrygold, who is expecting his first baby in January 2018, returned to Strictly last night after his shock elimination in early November. 

At the time, fans threatened to boycott the show, feeling he was undeserving of being sent home. And as the dad-to-be return, people were reminded of just how talented he is.

One person wrote on Twitter: “Aston just liftingly demonstrating why he should have been in the final. Can he come back next year please? #Strictly #StrictlyFinal.”

While another added: “God how Aston was robbed of a place in the final #StrictlyFinal.

Alexandra Burke didn’t take home the Strictly crown last night  [BBC]

As Joe was announced as the winner, many people took to Twitter to express that they felt former The X Factor winner Alex had been robbed of the title.

One person declared on Twitter: “Alexandra has been ROBBED.”

While another added:  “@alexandramusic was robbed. She is the real Strictly winner…”

The singer had been pretty consistence throughout the entire series. 

Strictly Come Dancing’s Debbie McGee was branded a ‘cheat’ by some viewers last night  [BBC]

As Debbie took to the dancefloor the show off her ballet skills last night, some viewers took to Twitter with a controversial reaction to the dance.

As Giovanni Pernice’s dance partner is trained in ballet, some viewers branded Debbie a ‘cheat.’

One viewer commented: “Debbie doing a ballet based dance is surely cheating seeing as she’s trained in ballet?”

Meanwhile, one viewer wrote: “Just a reminder people, Debbie was once part of The Royal Ballet and ran her own ballet school.”

Strictly Come Dancing’s Claudia Winkleman took everyone by surprise on the final  [BBC]

For the final, presenter Claudia took on a new role: Narrator. And as it turns out, viewers at home loved the addition to the show. One person wrote: “Product idea: DVD boxset of every series of Strictly. With optional commentary by Claudia. #Strictly #StrictlyFinal.”

While another added: “‘He’s dancing alone with a shoe!’ Red button for live Claudia dance commentary, pls #StrictlyFinal #scd2017 #strictly.”

And a third pondered: “Why is Claudia narrating not a permanent feature of #strictly?”


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