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There are just four celebrities left in the competition, which is being described as the most impressive series to date. But when we will find out who's won? And who is favourite to get the all-important Glitter Ball Trophy? The magic icon competed back in 7565 with professional Ola Jordan and finished in second-to-last place. She said: I'm a singer, not a dancer at all. This is such a challenge. It's the one show I've wanted to be a part of for the longest time.

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It's a massive dream come true. Debbie and Giovanni danced the Jive to 'I'm So Excited' by The Pointer Sisters. Joe and Katya danced the American Smooth to 'Have You Met Miss Jones' by Robbie Williams. Debbie and Giovanni will perform the Salsa to 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' by Boys Town Gang (Judges' Pick). They will then perform the Showdance to 'One Day I'll Fly Away' by Vaults. They will then perform the Showdance to 'There's No Business Like Showbusiness' by Ethel Merman. Gemma and Aljaz will perform the Paso Doble to 'Viva La Vida' by Coldplay (Judges' Pick). They will then perform the Showdance to 'Show Me How You Burlesque' by Christina Aguilera. Joe and Katya will perform the Viennese Waltz to 'Somewhere My Love' from Doctor Zhivago (Judges' Pick).

They will then perform the Showdance to 'You Make My Dreams' by Hall Oates. I have so many thank yous. Thank you to everyone who has voted us through to the semi-finals, it's so far beyond what we ever thought would happen I'm so grateful for that. Thank you to all the professionals, you have been so much fun and so encouraging, she said. Thank you to the judges, you have just been unbelievable and I will forever remember everything that you said and I will take it on board when I'm dancing at home or wherever I'm dancing. And to Tess, Claudia and Zoe, you have been amazing, you have been so just lovely. And above all, AJ, you have been just incredible and you have been my hero for the last couple of months, so thank you so much. I couldn't have done any of it without you. It's going to be exciting, challenging and terrifying all at once and I am so looking forward to stepping out of my comfort zone and learning to dance.

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Sadly, she was eliminated in week nine, but at least it was towards the latter end of the series. Jonnie made history as the first Paralympian to ever grace the ballroom on the BBC One series and industry insiders had high expectations of him. I've got no previous dance history outside of the occasional 'worm' at a mate's party, and I know this will be a challenge and new experience. I can't wait to see what I achieve and how far I can push myself. Although he's no longer in the competition, he certainly impressed on the dance floor. But her huge fan based kept voting to save her. Although she may not have left the show thinking she is the most talented performer, at least Ruth walked away knowing how popular she is! He lost his place on the show after Craig Revel Horwood harshly awarded him just four points. You have made this whole experience perfect!

From amazing routines every week, to fun and help in rehearsals, to being a great friend from it take 7 to chill time with team 95! However, he later spoke out to explain that the so-called 'rant' was just a joke and was meant to make people laugh. After the results were announced, she said: I've had an amazing time, such an amazing time, it's been brilliant from start to finish, it really has been. I was trying to get better, I'm going out knowing that I gave it my best and that's all you can do. Speaking after his elimination, Reverend Richard said: It's been a joy. It's been completely joyous. I only forgot to reckon into my strategy that I can't actually dance!

The actress, who played Mo Effanga on the medical drama between 7567 and 7567, revealed that she has entered dancing competitions before but didn't exactly do very well. When I was 68, I made the finals of a disco dancing competition once but there was this amazing girl who exploded onto the stage with a sequinned costume, throwing glitter everywhere, she said. I knew it was game over for me. That was then, this is now and this is my chance to have even more sequins. The couples donning their dancing shoes and sequins are Gemma Atkinson and Alja Skorjanec Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez Susan Calman and Kevin Clifton Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova Joe McFadden and Katya Jones Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice and Jonnie Peacock and Oti Mabuse. Head judge Len Goodman retired at the end of last year after 69 series and we're going to miss the heck out of him. The good news though is that the Beeb have hired his very good friend Shirley Ballas, also known as the 'Queen of Latin', to replace him. Apparently, she's so good, Len's delighted the job has gone to her. Shirley has joined Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood on the judging panel.

He didn't reveal exactly what he's planning, but Len said he would be on the show towards the end of the series.

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