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Winning Strictly was the best night of my life, reveals TV star Caroline Flack

TV presenter Caroline Flack has said she cannot lift her head "let alone the glitterball" the morning after being crowned Strictly Come Dancing champion.

The former Xtra Factor regular, who made history by becoming the first person to secure three sets of perfect scores in the final of the BBC dance show, tweeted that it was "the best night of my life".

Flack and partner Pasha Kovalev lifted the glitterball trophy after beating Saturdays star Frankie Bridge and her partner Kevin Clifton, Blue singer Simon Webbe and partner Kristina Rihanoff and former Towie star Mark Wright and Karen Hauer.

Yesterday on Twitter she described them as a "really incredible group of people who . . . were a complete joy to be dancing with".

She added: "And THANK YOU for supporting me and Pasha. What a night. I can't even lift my head let alone the glitterball :)."

Kovalev also took to Twitter. "Morning everyone. Thank you to everyone that voted for us - can't believe we are Strictly champions. @carolineflack1 - congratulations!" he wrote.


Flack said winning was the "best feeling in the whole world".

She scored 40 in each of her three dances, with famously hard-to-please judge Craig Revel Horwood telling her: "My heart has melted."

After performing her last dance, which was the Charleston, he told her she was "absolutely phenomenal".

Darcey Bussell described her as "the perfect naughty flapper", while Bruno Tonioli said she was his "golden sex goddess'' after her cha cha cha.

The couple's showdance, which featured a wind machine, was "like watching a contemporary ballet'', according to retired ballerina Bussell, while Len Goodman said: "You don't need wind machines, you've got huge fans up here."

Flack's friend Olly Murs tweeted his excitement. "WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Yesssssss @carolineflack1 OMG!! Seriously brilliant!! Sooooo happy for you!! You deserved it," he wrote.

Bookies Coral had cut Flack's odds to 1-4 but are still facing a "hefty" payout. A spokeswoman said: "After weeks of getting off the hook, we've finally got our fingers burnt."