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Thursday 27 November 2014

Barrowman wins Christmas Strictly

John Barrowman and Kristina Rihanoff performed a 'dazzling' quickstep
John Barrowman and Kristina Rihanoff performed a 'dazzling' quickstep

Torchwood star John Barrowman won the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special and said he would "love to do the entire series".

The Glasgow-born actor, who danced with professional partner Kristina Rihanoff, beat Fern Britton, Business Secretary Vince Cable, Ronni Ancona and June Brown to the title.

He said: "It feels absolutely wonderful but I have to say for the time I've watched this it's about time that she (Kristina) won. If I had time I'd love to do the entire series - that would be brilliant. I absolutely had a ball - it was amazing. A dream come true."

The pair's quickstep routine was a hit with the judges with Alesha Dixon saying it was "full on, full energy".

Bruno Tonioli said: "Dazzlers don't come more dazzling than John Barrowman. Is there anything you can't do, or you haven't done, by the way? I'm telling you that was a real cracker with a huge, huge bang."

The five semi-finalists of this year's show, including eventual winner Kara Tointon, all returned to perform a special routine.

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