Strictly Come Dancing: The Final – BBC1

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly Come Dancing - The Final - as the four remaining pairs each perform two routines plus a show dance. With music from Michael Buble

Drum roll… it’s the showstopping finale of Strictly Coming Dancing 2018!

It’s the final – and you know what that means… Show dances!

As always our four finalists will repeat two dances from the series, one of their choice and one selected by the judges.

Then they throw the rulebook away and give us a freestyle showstopper of a number, all lifts, tricks and razzmatazz.

The winners will be decided by viewer votes (the judges’ scores are just there for guidance) and while the couples anxiously await the results we’ll be entertained with stunning pro dances, a dazzling performance from Michael Bublé and that nostalgic group routine featuring the class of 2018.

And then it will all be over for another year…

TV Times rating: *****

Strictly Come dancing final

Strictly Come Dancing judges: Craig Revel Horwood, Dame Darcey Bussell, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli will be getting their high-scoring paddles out – but viewers have the final vote

‘This series has been fantastic,’ enthuses Craig Revel Horwood, as he chats to TV Times. ‘I thought the line-up was so well-crafted. Joe Sugg, for instance, has eight million young subscribers on YouTube, which brought a whole new audience to Strictly; I think that’s something to celebrate. All the celebs have really delivered.’

On Saturday night, Craig and fellow judges Shirley Ballas, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli will once again give their verdict on all the performances – but it’s the viewers alone who will decide which couple is crowned Strictly champions…

‘No one knows what will happen, as the audience can choose whoever they like,’ says Craig, 53. ‘I just hope the final gives us some great dancing!’