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The Strictly final 2020 is not far away now that December is here. But who is left in Strictly Come Dancing this year to compete for the trophy?
Amid a year of craziness, Strictly has been a welcome distraction on Saturday nights, helping us feel all warm and sparkly ahead of Christmas. The ongoing global pandemic and subsequent second lockdown in England put this series of Strictly in jeopardy on a number of occasions.
But, thanks to the hard work and determination of BBC bosses, the teams involved, several series changes (and a couple of tellings off for HRVY and Maisie Smith) so far the series has been a roaring success. We've seen the first ever same-sex couple on Strictly, Anton Du Beke stepping up for his first time as a judge and even a surprise Strictly appearance from a royal family member!
But who is left in Strictly 2020 vying for the Glitterball trophy and when is the Strictly final in 2020?
When is the Strictly final 2020?
According to the BBC, this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing will end on Saturday 19th December - with the Strictly 2020 champion being crowned on that night.
This series of Strictly has been shorter than previous years - with it lasting just nine weeks, instead of the usual 13.
It is thought there will be four couples battling it out for the Glitterball Trophy on Saturday 19th December, after Nicola Adams was axed due to her dance partner, Katya Jones, contracting coronavirus. So clear your diaries!
Which celebrities are left on Strictly?
JJ Chalmers' recent departure means there are just five couples left battling it out to get to the Strictly final and scoop the Glitterball Trophy. And next week they will dance not one, but TWO dances in a bid to reach the final.
- Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer
- HRVY and Janette Manrara
- Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez
- Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse
- Ranvir Singh and Giovanni Pernice
Who is the favourite to win Strictly 2020?
This year's Strictly Come Dancing has been one of the closest ever. A new constant tops the leaderboard every week and the dance-offs have been a close call. This means it's wide open when it comes to who will win!
But, according to Ladbrokes, comedian Bill Bailey is the current favourite to win the series with his partner Oti.
This is much to the amusement of his son, Dax, who told The Sunday Times: "I don’t want to sound like I wasn’t optimistic but I really didn’t think he would do this well."
Describing his father's ability to move before meeting Oti Mabuse, Dax added, “It was the epitome of dad dancing: the wiggle, arm movements, legs going side to side. At home, he is pretty spatially unaware.
"Every morning he stubs his toe on the same corner without fail. We have pretty thin doorways; he is always smashing his elbows. My mum is always having a go at him for smashing glasses."
Georgia is a Celebrity and Royal Writer working across GoodTo and Woman & Home, and the Director and Founder of communications company Farq Media. Prior to this she was Online Editor at New! Magazine – managing all of their digital content and social media accounts. Where she interviewed all of the hottest reality TV stars and spent far too much time commuting to London. She trained at Nottingham Trent University – where she achieved First Class Honours in Print Journalism whilst juggling copious amounts of work experience, freelance writing, blogging and having far too much fun with the dance society.
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