Ecstatic Holby City star Joe McFadden has been crowned Strictly Come Dancing champion 2017 at the end of a sensational final.
In shock, the 42-year-old said:
“It feels so surreal. Every one of us here is a winner and I love them all to bits.”
Awww. Bless him. Many, many fans were happy with the win, not just because he’s lovely but because he had gone on a proper Strictly journey.
They believed that he epitomised what the show should be about – a celeb with limited experience learning to dance.
Others praised him getting noticeably better week in, week out – and managing to escape being in a dance-off!
Joe and partner Katya were chosen as winners by the viewers alone – judges had no say.
They had marked the finalists after each dance, however – and Alexandra Burke topped the leader board..
In the end, the British public had their say – and disagreed with the professionals’ verdict…