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JLS star waltzes off with Strictly special crown

Published 26/12/2012 | 05:00

JLS star JB Gill let his jive do the talking as he was crowned the winner of the 'Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special'.

Viewers saw the chart star land a near perfect score as he and Ola Jordan performed a routine to 'Rockin' Robin', beating contestants Sheila Hancock and Fabrice Muamba.

Gill's jive landed a 10 from three of the judges and even the hard-to-please Craig Revel Horwood awarded a nine, declaring: "I loved it."

The singer – whose hits include 'Makes Me Wanna' – said his bandmates would be pleased.

"It feels really, really, really, really good, I'm sure the boys will be proud."

Gill – whose bandmate Aston Merrygold is an old pal of Louis Smith, the winner of the 2012 Strictly grand final – won after triumphing in the vote by the studio audience.

Chief judge Len Goodman told him: "JB, I'll tell you what it stands for – jive bunny. Hopping and bopping. It wasn't contained – it was full on and flat-out. For one week of training, that was fantastic."

Irish Independent

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