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Manchester Evening News
Jessica Sansome

BBC Strictly Come Dancing fans the 'real winners' as they spot cheeky detail in Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez's routine

Fans of Strictly Come Dancing have said they're the 'real winners' as they couldn't help but point out a cheeky detail in Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez's routines.

The pair made it through to Saturday night's final (December 17) of the hit BBC dance competition where they battled it out for the Glitterball trophy against Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal, Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu, and Fleur East and Vito Coppola.

Each couple was tasked with performing three routines each - a judges choice, their favourite dance from the series, and a showdance.

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Hele, 39, and Gorka, 32, kicked off their semi-final with their jive to Tightrope by Janelle Monae at the request of the judges. The pair received standing ovations from Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas for the energetic, slick and fast dance.

Motsi said: “This routine is all about details…you were fabulous," while head judge Shirley said: "I can tell you are so comfortable in your own skin, what a huge improvement."

Following their show dance to Shine by Emeli Sande, Countryfile host Helen and Spanish dancer Gorka were emotional as they received praise from the judges for opening their hearts during the performance.

Motsi said: "I could see the joy in your dancing, I could see you opening your heart out." And Craig Revel Horwood praised her and Gorka for being a real team together.

And to end their performing journey on Strictly 2022 before finding out the final results, Helen and Gorka re-performed their silly yet sexy Musicals Week routine which was their couple’s choice.

The pair closed the competition with their performance to Mein Herr by Liza Minnelli (from Cabaret). They got standing ovations from judges Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse – and shouts of 'Helen, Helen' from the crowd before they reieved the top score of 40 points for her last dance.

But throughout all three dances, Strictly fans were distracted by a certain asset that Gorka has previously tried to use to his advantage during the competition.

@keirshiels asked: "Can I vote for Gorka's bum? #strictly." @Survivinthe20s commented: "Is there dancing, all i can see is Gorka's bum in those trousers. #Strictly." @Telibarb posted: "That was smashing! What a lovely uplifting routine! And Helen's gown was gorgeous. As was Gorka's bum in those trousers. #Strictly."

@itsmekye added: "The real winner of this years #Strictly is the viewers - we got to see Gorka’s beautiful behind every week. Truly saved the best trousers for the final. And Helen being fabulous is a bonus."


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