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It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for for over three months, and now it’s finally upon us. This weekend, Strictly Come Dancing will crown its 2017 winner, after weeks of training, glitter and fake tan.
But before either Debbie, Alexandra, Gemma, or Joe can lift the fated Glitterball Trophy, it’s been confirmed that the show will be making a big change to the final show’s format.
Over on the Strictly Twitter account, the show announced that all four couples will be dancing all three of their dances – the Judges’ Pick, the Showdance, and their own chosen dance from across the series.
“In the Strictly Grand Final each of our four couples will dance a Judges’ Pick, a Showdance and their own Favourite Dance. It’s a public vote only. Then … the winners will be announced.”
In previous years, the couples would perform two of their dances, before one of the four was eliminated half way through the programme.
But this year, all of the pairs will perform all of their dances before a winner is announced at the end of the show.
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So it seems it really is all to play for for the celebrities on Saturday night! Debbie McGee and partner Giovanni Pernice, Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez, Joe McFadden and Katya Jones, and Gemma Atkinson and Aljaz Skorjanec will all be facing up against one another to battle for the winner’s crown this year.
But it looks as though the show could be handing the Glitterball Trophy to the only male contestant left in the competition.
Joe McFadden is hot favourite to win this series, with bookmakers setting high odds on the former Holby City actor.
Speaking to Metro, Coral’s John Hill, revealed, “It looks like Joe has peaked at exactly the right time of the series as he is now the odds-on favourite to lift the Glitterball Trophy and has been subject to a flurry of bets ahead of the final at the weekend.”