JLS star waltzes off with Strictly special crown

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."

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