Tuesday 30 May 2017

Tears of joy as winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2016 announced

Danny Mac, Louise Redknapp and Ore Oduba during the live final of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire
Danny Mac, Louise Redknapp and Ore Oduba during the live final of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire
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Television presenter Ore Oduba broke down in tears as he and partner Joanne Clifton were crowned Strictly Come Dancing champions 2016.

The BBC news and sports broadcaster had received no dance training prior to taking part on the show and finished top of the leaderboard on Saturday night.

Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton during the dress rehearsal for the final of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire
Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton during the dress rehearsal for the final of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire
Danny Mac, Louise Redknapp and Ore Oduba during the live final of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire
Joanne Clifton and Ore Oduba during the dress rehearsal for the final of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire
Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton during the live final of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire
Joanne Clifton and Ore Oduba during the live final of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire
Oti Mabuse and Danny Mac during the dress rehearsal for the final of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire
Oti Mabuse and Danny Mac during the dress rehearsal for the final of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire
Oti Mabuse and Danny Mac during the dress rehearsal for the final of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire

The pair collected the glitterball trophy ahead of favourite Danny Mac and partner Oti Mabuse and former pop star Louise Redknapp, who was partnered with Joanne's brother, Kevin Clifton.

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