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Jay McGuiness hints at Strictly tattoo

The Wanted singer Jay McGuiness can't get his head around winning Strictly Come Dancing.

The Wanted star Jay McGuiness has joked he couldn't get a tattoo of his Strictly Come Dancing partner due to the "controversy".

The 25-year-old singer was crowned winner of the 13th series of the show, bowing to the crowds with his partner Aliona Vilani on Saturday evening (19Dec15). Despite the blonde beauty recently marrying businessman Vincent Kavanagh, rumours of a romance between Aliona and Jay have been swirling since they first starting performing together. So it's no surprise Jay was hesitant when quizzed on whether he'd get her name added to his tattoo collection to celebrate the victory.

“I always collect tattoos when something awesome happened or something I want to remember, so yeah why not? We'll see," he told on whether he'd get an inking in memory of his time on the show. “(Of) Aliona('s name)? I don’t know. I can’t face the controversy (laughs).

“It feels surreal. It does feel amazing because I enjoyed every second of our last dance. In my head now I think ‘Oh people enjoyed it, too.'"

His competition was EastEnders actress Kellie Bright and former Coronation Street beauty Georgia May Foote. Asked whether he felt he deserved to take the title, Jay admitted the decision was out of his hands. Many viewers commented that Kellie deserved to win as Jay ended up at the bottom of the leader board on Saturday (19Dec15), but at the end of the day it was determined by a vote.

“I think it's down to whoever watches as to whether I deserve to win or not," he explained. "I think everyone in the final deserved to be there. On Strictly you can't help but put your whole heart into it.

“I think like anything in life you can work as hard as you can - you always need an element of luck."

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