Bruce and Tess present Laura and Brendan with their trophy(BBC)
“I feel great. It was such a group effort and we’ve had so much fun doing it,” she said.
Bruce and Tess were reunited for the Children In Need Strictly special (BBC)
Judge Craig Revel Horwood praised Laura and Brendan’s routine as “clean, sharp and exciting”.
Despite being the charitable version of the dancing competition, Craig didn’t pull any punches when it came to the other competitors, comparing Stephen to the Hunchback of Notre Dame and blasting Jack as “kicking and flicking a little bit like a rugby player”.
Nothing could take the shine off the fundraiser, though, which raised £37.1million – the highest-ever on-the-night total.
Strictly Come Dancing continues with this year’s contestants tonight on BBC1, 6.50pm.