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Freya Hodgson

Strictly Come Dancing fans' favourite ever winning couple revealed

Strictly Come Dancing celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, after welcoming nearly 200 celebrities to the ballroom since its debut in 2004.

From cricketers to comedians, the hit BBC show has seen iconic stars lift the Glitterball trophy after delivering sensational performances and fab-u-lous foxtrots.

We gave Mirror readers the chance to vote for their favourite ever winning couple from the last two decades - and the results are in.

Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice triumphed in the competition after raking in 76 percent of public votes.

The EastEnders actress won the show last year, after her emotional performance dedicated to the deaf community.

Singer-songwriter Jay McGuiness and dance partner Aliona Vilani scooped second place as they performed a Pulp Fiction-inspired Jive for one lively performance.

The series 13 winners previously won the title for the most memorable Strictly dance.

And in third place was Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse following their iconic Rapper’s Delight performance, which became one of the most beloved routines in the show’s history.

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Jay McGuiness and dance partner Aliona Vilani scooped second place (BBC/Guy Levy)

Elsewhere on the list, readers voted for Kelvin Fletcher and Oti (series 17), Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev (series 12), and Jill Halfpenny alongside Darren Bennett (series two).

Check out the full list of celebrities in winning order - as voted by our readers - below.

  1. Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice
  2. Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani
  3. Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse
  4. Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse
  5. Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev
  6. Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennett
  7. Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton
  8. Mark Ramprakash and Karen Hardy
  9. Abbey Clancy and Aljaž Škorjanec
  10. Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev
  11. Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace
  12. Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton
  13. Harry Judd and Aliona Vilani
  14. Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup
  15. Alesha Dixon and Matthew Cutler
  16. Joe McFadden and Katya Jones
  17. Chris Hollins and Ola Jordan
  18. Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan Cole
  19. Darren Gough and Lilia Kopylova

Do you agree with our readers, or is there another couple that you think should be included? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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