Abbey Clancy is crowned Queen of the 2013 Strictly Come Dancing

December 22, 2013

Strictly Come Dancing

Abbey Clancy is crowned Queen of the 2013 Strictly Come Dancing ballroom in first ever all female final 

Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

After an electrifying night in the ballroom, Abbey Clancy  and partner Aljaz Skorjanec lifted the coveted glitter ball trophy in the Strictly Come Dancing 2013 live grand final – the show’s first ever all female final.

 

Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

Talking about her win Abbey said: “I just can’t believe it, it’s just mad. My little girl will love this. I’m so shocked.”

 

Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

Talking about Abbey, Aljaz said: “I can’t believe it, what a journey. From day one to now I can only thank you, you’ve been incredible. Seriously.”

Talking to Zoe Ball immediately after the show about the positive comments she received from Len, Abbey said: “I don’t even feel like he is talking about me, it’s insane. To get comments like that, when I’ve loved it so much is just like a blessing. I just feel so lucky.”

Broadcasting for the last time this series at the show’s new home at Elstree Studios, hosts Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly invited the four finalists – Abbey Clancy, Natalie Gumede, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Susanna Reid onto the Strictly dance floor in a bid to impress the viewers at home, and win their votes.

 

The final three couples Susanna Reid, Kevin Clifton, Abbey Clancy, Aljaz Skorjanec, Natalie Gumede, Artem Chigvinstev - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

The final three couples Susanna Reid, Kevin Clifton, Abbey Clancy, Aljaz Skorjanec, Natalie Gumede, Artem Chigvinstev – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

The fearsome foursome – head judge Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood – were on hand to lend their trademark critiques, but their scores were only a guide and the result was 100% based on the votes of the viewers at home.

 

Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

As the lines closed, Tess Daly revealed that a whopping SIX MILLION votes had been cast during the course of the night.

In the first of two live shows (1830-1955) each couple took to the dance floor and performed a routine which the judges picked from their previous performances, and then they returned to the floor to perform their no rules, no-holds-barred show dance. Below are the details of each of these performances:

Abbey and Aljaz

Judges Choice – The Waltz to Kissing You by Des’ree

Showdance to Sweet Child of Mine by Guns N Roses

 

Natalie and Artem

Judges Choice – The Cha Cha to Boney M’s Rasputin

Showdance to Steppin’ Out With My Baby by Christina Aguilera and Tony Bennett

 

Sophie and Brendan

Judges Choice – The Viennese Waltz to My Favourite Things by Julie Andrews

Showdance to I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston

 

Susanna and Kevin

Judges Choice – The Quickstep to Tommy Steele’s Good Morning

Showdance to Your Song by Ewan MacGregor

 

Abbey and Aljaz win Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Abbey and Aljaz win Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

At the start of the live results show (2040-2150),the couple with the lowest number of votes, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and her partner Brendan Cole, were eliminated from the competition, leaving Abbey Clancy and Aljaz Skorjanec, Natalie Gumede and Artem Chigvintsev and Susanna Reid and Kevin Clifton to fight it out for the title.

The remaining three then performed their own favourite routine from the series:

Abbey and Aljaz

Favourite Dance – Quickstep to Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves

 

Natalie and Artem

Favourite Dance – American Smooth to Jennifer Hudson’s And I’m Telling You

 

Susanna and Kevin

Favourite Dance – The Paso Doble to Carmen’s Los Toreadors

Watch the post-victory interview with Abbey & Aljaz

Abbey and Aljaz win Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Abbey and Aljaz win Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

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