Underdog Ore Oduba sensationally wins Strictly Come Dancing,this did not go down well with angry viewers as they claimed the show was fixed after bookies’ favourite Danny Mac loses out.
Despite having no professional dance training, Ore and his partner Joanne Clifton beat Louise Redknapp and Danny Mac to be named the winner. He was announced as the winner of Strictly Come Dancing during Saturday night’s live final, despite being the outsider on all betting sites.
However, angry fans flocked to social media after the shock result as they accused the BBC of fixing the result after bookies favourite Danny lost out.
Unaware of the furore on social media, Ore was overcome with emotion after lifting up the Glitterball trophy, as he gushed:
‘I love you (Joanne) with all my heart. I’m so speechless. I just want to say thank you for everything you have given me. You have been the most incredible person.
‘This has been the most incredible experience of my life. I’ve learnt to dance, I’ve made a best friend, I’ve been on the show that I’ve loved for 12 years.’
Ore scored two perfect 40s on the final show with a repeat of his impressive jive and for his show dance which saw him perform a mixture of his favourites from throughout the series also took the time to thank the people behind the scenes who make the show possible.
He added: ‘Every single one of you. The guys in wardrobe, I know you’re watching. Hair, props, judges, Len , Tess, Claudia, this is for you.’
Meanwhile Joanne, 33, was left speechless as she was crowned the show’s professional winner for the first time since she joined the programme in 2014.
She said: ‘I can’t believe it. Thank you for working so hard. You’ve become a dancer!’
Ore was top of the leaderboard during the tense final, but he was the bookies favourite to come last, leaving viewers shocked when he picked up the glitterball trophy.
Fans were surprised by the result but took to Twitter in their droves to praise the star for the feat, made all the more surprising as he had no formal dance training before taking part.
Ore had kicked off the grand finale with an American Smooth to Singing in the Rain – which he had first performed with Joanne in Week Three.