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Last dance for Strictly finalists

The curtain will fall on Strictly Come Dancing tonight, as four celebrities and their partners fight it out for the glitterball trophy.

TV presenter Caroline Flack is favourite to waltz off with the title, having wowed the judges last weekend to claim the first perfect 40 score of the series.

The former Xtra Factor regular, dancing with Pasha Kovalev, is attracting four-figure sums with bookmaker William Hill, leading the field ahead of pop star Frankie Bridge, Blue singer Simon Webbe and The Only Way Is Essex's Mark Wright, who is ranked the outsider.

The two-part finale, to be screened from 6.30pm on BBC1 and with a results show at 8.50pm, will see each of the finalists take to the floor more than once. Each couple will perform a dance of the judges' choosing, and then a newly choreographed "showdance" which can blend steps from various styles.

In the second edition of the night, the fourth-placed couple, after viewer votes are counted, will be eliminated and the remaining three will run through their own favourite dance.

Although the judges' choices are yet to be announced, the showdances and favourite dances will be:

:: Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev - showdance to Angels; favourite will be Charleston to Istanbul (Not Constantinople).

:: Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton - showdance to Get Happy; favourite will be a West Side Story-inspired Paso Doble.

:: Mark Wright and Karen Hauer - showdance to Don't Stop Me Now by Queen; favourite will be a Samba to That's The Way I Like It.

:: Simon Webbe and Kristina Rihanoff - showdance to A Little Less Conversation; favourite will be an Argentine Tango to Roxanne.

Veteran boyband Take That will play during the final, while the competition's eliminated celebrities will return to perform a group number to a medley of songs.


From Belfast Telegraph