Hi Strictly fans! The final is upon us and it’s Harry versus Chelsee versus Jason. All of them are desperate to get their paws on the glitterball trophy, but who will be crowned Strictly champions of 2011? Join me here to find out and remember to comment – best comment of the night wins a TV Times mug!
22.05 Harry is the champion! And another series is over – Saturday nights are going to be very empty from now on. Congrats to everyone involved in Strictly 2011 and thanks to everyone who has been reading the blog. See you next year!
22.03 McFly have done the double – Dougie won I’m A Celeb and Harry’s won Strictly. Look out for a McFly tour next year – they’ve never been more popular!
22.02 Haha someone’s let McFly loose! Harry has been Mr Consistent throughout the series, what a deserving winner!
22.01 And the winner is… Harry!
22.00 It’s time for the result…
21.58 ‘We got there’ says Russell!
21.57 I miss Russell!
21.56 Haha, Robbie couldn’t resist a hip thrust!
21.55 Hooray it’s the group dance!
21.54 The lines are closed – that’s it, the results are in!
21.51 Move on – this is a pointless VT!
21.49 Lorraine Kelly loves Strictly. Good to know.
21.46 Harry beats Chelsee on the judges’ leaderboard, but that’s irrelevant – who’s your winner?
21.45 39 – picky, picky Craig!
21.42 I forgot how quick this quickstep was!
21.41 Here’s Chelsee’s quickstep – this dance was the turning point for her. Can it win her the series?
21.40 They’ve won Len over – it’s a perfect score!
21.39 Brrrrrruuuuuuuno says he’s been tangoed and Craig has fallen in love with Harry – time for a restraining order!
21.38 This is definitely better the second time round – much more passion from Harry.
21.36 Time for that Argentine tango from Harry and Aliona – will Len like it more this time round?
21.33 She’s murdering her own song!
21.32 It’s Jessie J with Price Tag – clap your hands everyone!
21.31 Wow, Robbie’s wearing a red shirt and a pink tie – Strictly really has changed him!
21.28 It’s the series recap – I had completely forgotten about Dan Lobb!
21.27 Another 39 – Craig refuses to budge! I think he secretly wanted Jason to win…
21.25 Brrrrrruuuuunnno tells Chelsee she nailed it and Craig thought it was magnificent!
21.24 This is great. Pasha has done a fantastic job with Chelsee, what a brilliant first series for him. If the BBC don’t ask him back next year, they’re mad1
21.21 39 for Harry – he can never quite please Craig! Now it’s Chelsee and Pasha with a rumba. Rumbas are usually either sizzling hot or horribly awkward – let’s hope it’s the former…
21.19 Len calls it unbelievable and Brrrrruuuuno salutes him. Craig can’t resist a dig at Harry’s hands!
21.17 Very beautiful, well done Harry and Aliona. The McFly boys are excited!
21.16 Wow, I loved that lift!
21.14 Two more dances each – a brand new routine and then their favourite dance from the series. First up, Harry and Aliona tackle the American Smooth…
21.12 When I interviewed him a couple of months ago, Jason hoped Strictly would get him grittier acting roles on TV – not sure if the pink feathers tonight will have helped the cause! It’s all about Harry and Chelsee now…
21.10 What a speech! Poor Kristina – she deserved a win after being dragged round the dancefloor by John Sergeant and Joe Calzaghe!
21.09 Jason and Kristina are out – Kristina was definitely expecting that. A very predictable result but it’s a close call between Chelsee and Harry now.
21.06 More recaps…. bring on the results!
21.05 Looking forward to the group dance!
21.04 Interesting dress for the finale, Tess…
21.03 Wow, I can’t bear the tension – here they are and there’s the glitterball trophy!
21.02 We’re minutes away from the results now!
20.05 Time to vote! I will see you at 9pm!
20.01 36 out of 40 – Jason officially had the best showdance!
19.59 The judges loved it… Craig says it’s a tight competition tonight and Len is sad that someone has to go. Everyone’s a winner!
19.58 This is pretty spectacular – what’s the betting Bruce will call Chelsee the next Beyonce, just like Alesha?
19.56 Wow, there’s a podium involved…
19.55 Can Chelsee top that incredible showdance?
19.54 It’s a 40! If they go out first then at least that’s an incredible finish.
19.53 Craig thought it was amazing and Len calls Jason and the showdance a perfect combination. What a performance!
19.52 ‘That was a showdance!’ says Alesha! Brrrruuuunnno calls it a showbiz extravaganza – he’s so excited tonight!
19.51 That was fun!
19.50 Why is Kristina covered up? That’s better…
19.49 Ooh there’s an umbrella involved…
19.48 Here come Jason and Kristina!
19.47 37 out of 40 – shame about those lifts…
19.46 Craig agrees – transitions could have been smoother but it was an amazing number.
19.45 Len loved it but thought one of the lifts was sticky – I agree. A fab routine but a few of the moves looked a bit stilted…
19.44 That was very unconvincing drumming from a drummer! I’m also shocked Harry didn’t finish that routine topless…
19.42 And here come the lifts…
19.41 Hooray, here are the showdances – this is the best bit! What have they got up their sleeves? Harry’s up first.
19.40 Lulu says it’s a beautiful experience to watch the others… I bet she wishes she was in the final, really!
19.39 Time to chat to this year’s gang. Russell looks great in his pink shirt!
19.37 Chelsee calls this evening the best night of her life… shame it’s 39 and not 40!
19.35 ‘We’ve got three winners tonight,’ says Brucie and I couldn’t agree more, the standard is very high this year. Craig calls Chelsee a bundle of joy – he even admits to smiling through the routine!
19.32 Finally a jive to rival Jill Halfpenny… Chelsee has so much bounce and energy and the timing is impeccable.
19.29 Time for Chelsee and Pasha – they’re doing their fantastic Shrek routine again. Pasha has ditched the skull cap this time!
19.28 38 including a 9 from Brrrruuunnno – tut tut Mr Tonioli!
19.26 Someone is going to have to wrestle those feathers off Jason… Alesha loved it, Brrrrruuuunnno calls it a tango with split personality and Craig calls it a fantastic number.
19.22 Brrrruuuunno is in stitches and Len is bopping away – this is fantastic!
19.21 Aww Jason’s kids are proud!
19.19 Here comes Jason – by the looks of the pink outfits I reckon he’ll be reprising his fabulous Priscilla tango. Hooray!
19.18 A predictable 40!
19.17 Aww it’s so lovely to see Anita back in Tess’ tower!
19.16 ‘The Battle of Blackpool’ – Len has saved all his best lines for the final… Brrrrruuuuunno loved it!
19.15 Poor Craig – I hope people are going to be nice to him this Christmas!
19.12 This was a fantastic quickstep last time round and Harry’s got even more confidence tonight. Could he finally get a 40?
19.11 These VTs are far too long…get on with the dancing!
19.09 McFly are cheering Harry on, even King of the Jungle Dougie! It’s definitely his to lose tonight…
19.08 The judges’ scores don’t mean anything tonight – the results are up to us!
19.07 Kara is in the audience tonight! Blackpool looks stunning… if only I had a 3D TV…
19.06 Wow, very glitzy, Tess!
19.05 What an entrance!
19.03 Ooh a gladatorial pro dance to Bon Jovi – interesting. Robin is enjoying himself!
19.01 Don’t growl, Jason…
19.00 Thanks for the flash of the TV Times cover, Strictly!
18.58 Here we go!
18.50 10 minutes to go!