former JLS member Aston Merrygold has been crowned the winner of the Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Christmas special.
This year’s Christmas special saw Anita Rani, Judy Murray, Ann Widdicombe, Caroline Flack, Jake Wood, and Michael Vaughan return to the ballroom for a joyous round of competition.
Caroline and her partner Gorka Marquez earned a perfect 40 for their Charleston to ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.’ Merrygold and his partner Janette Manrara also delivered a perfect score for their Jive to a Cee Lo Green Christmas hit.
But by far, the most entertaining dance went to Ann and her partner Anton Du Beke, who performed an American Smooth to ‘Sisters’ by Rosemary Clooney. They would receive the lowest score of the night, a 22, but still enjoyed themselves.
After a performance from The Kingdom Choir, hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman returned with the results. They revealed Merrygold had gotten the most votes from the studio audience and was the winner of the special.
“Honestly, just thank you,” Aston said after his win. “I’ve had the best, best time from the series to the Christmas special, even to just meeting new friends. The judges you guys, thank you so much for your comments, everyone in here just thanks you, and this woman right here (Janette).”