Fans of Strictly Come Dancing were sorely divided as actor Kelvin Fletcher was announced as the winner of this year’s series.
Finalists Emma Barton, Karim Zeroual and Kelvin took to the dancefloor for their last three performances tonight (14.12.19), blowing away the judges and viewers alike.
Former Emmerdale star Kelvinwas second on the judges’ leaderboard and was eventually crowned the winner alongside his pro partner Oti Mabuse.
But fans of the show appeared split over the decision.
Some thought Strictly veteran Anton Du Beke and EastEnders actress Emma Barton should have won.
Karim and Amy were robbed.
One said: “Really happy for Kelvin and Oti, but I’m not going to lie – truly gutted for Anton and Emma #StrictlyFinal.”
Another wrote: “Even though they didn’t win – Emma and Anton are the ‘REAL WINNERS’.
A third simply put, “Oh Anton…” alongside a crying face emoji.
Really happy for Kelvin and Oti, but I'm not going to lie – truly gutted for Anton and Emma #StrictlyFinal
— Charlotte Pearson (@charlotte_dasiy) December 14, 2019
— Jasmine-Nicole🚢⚓️ (@jasmineonthesea) December 14, 2019
#StrictlyFinal Oh Anton…😥
— Carin (@topsyturvy999) December 14, 2019
A number of others were gutted that CBBC star Karim didn’t get to lift the coveted Glitterball trophy.
Someone tweeted: “Karim and Amy were robbed.”
“Disappointed! Karim deserved it and if not Karim, at least Anton. But fair play, Kelvin was good too #StrictlyFinal,” said another.
“Karim is my champ and always will be. Complete legend. So talented and so humble,” one viewer wrote.
Karim & Amy were robbed 😭😭😭 #StrictlyFinal
— Arihat تایرا (@arihat_) December 14, 2019
disappointed ! karim deserved it and if not karim atleast anton 😔 but fair play, kelvin was good too 😔#StrictlyFinal
— ⁷₇ 生 (@velvetsung) December 14, 2019
— Mrs A (@WessieDoo) December 14, 2019
Others rushed to Twitter to defend Kelvin’s win.
“The best man won @kelvin_fletcher #StrictlyFinal,” asserted one.
“Well, at least the country got one vote right this week,” joked another.
“Ridiculously happy for @kelvin_fletcher and @OtiMabuse,” said another fan of Kelvin, adding: “Consistently incredible throughout and they pulled it completely out of the bag tonight with their Showdance. Well deserved winners.”
— 🎄Tizerlily🎅 (@axispink) December 14, 2019
— Guy Edmeades Stearns (@guystearns) December 14, 2019
Ridiculously happy for @kelvin_fletcher and @OtiMabuse – consistently incredible throughout and they pulled it completely out of the bag tonight with their Showdance. Well deserved winners 👑💃🏼 #Strictly #StrictlyFinal
— ꧁ 𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑥𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟 ꧂ (@alexanderls3) December 14, 2019
Elsewhere in the final, viewers were left fuming over technical issues with the show’s voting system.
After the finalists had each danced their judge’s pick, host Claudia Winkleman told those at home to get voting for their favourite performances so far.
But many reported having issues with the voting system, calling it “broken” and demanding that the BBC fix it ASAP. Claudia later revealed that the issues were down to the high volume of votes.
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