Harry was the favourite to lift the title tonight and did not disappoint his fans with some excellent performances in front of the packed ballroom. All of the series contestants were back to watch the final 3 go through their paces.
The final was in 2 parts and the first half saw Jason Donovan eliminated even though he produced some great dancing and topped the judge’s scorecards after the first 2 dances. He even managed to get a perfect score of 40 for his showdance with Kristina and produced an “am-ay-zing” from Craig Revel Horwood. The first half also saw Harry pull off his first maximum score of the series.
The final was just down to the viewer’s votes and the judges scores on the night were just provided for guidance. Chelsee pulled in a lot of male fans with her curvy body and plunging necklines and Harry appealed to lots of women also adding to his fanbase by appearing stripped to the waist in the gay mag Altitude earlier this year.
Harry’s victory was also good news for his partner Aliona Vilani who finished up in the runner-up spot last year with her previous celebrity partner Matt Baker.
After Harry’s victory we see the ballroom floor rushed by Harry’s McFly bandmates. Cue tears from all of the competitors and a final smooch from the winners with the slightly disturbing sight of Russell Grant being hoisted aloft on the shoulders of his celebrity friends.
We should also mention another tonight’s highlights, Tess Daly’s second dress. She wore a black lace Suzanne Neville number with a mini skirt and long black train topped off with a plunge fronted top section (see attached photo). As well as being one of Tess’s favourite designers Neville is also a favourite of Alesha Dixon, who also looked might fine tonight.
The end of a great series of Strictly and this will have many fans counting down the days until the next one begins.
His latest movie is an historical epic called “The Flowers of War”. which opened in China this week and pens n the US this Wednesday. It is directed by Zhang Yimou and is based on a tale of a 13-year old Chinese girl during the Japanese invasion of Nanjing in 1937. The original novel which Yimou based the film on is called “13 Female Martyrs of Nanjing”.
The film cost $90m which makes it the most expensive Chinese film ever made. It is the Chinese government’s official choice for the foreign-language film Academy Award. The film’s chances of winning the Oscar may have been dented a little after the film’s US star Christian Bale found himself beaten up by plain-clothes thugs who were believed to be Chinese government security agents. He was trying to visit Chen Guangcheng, a leading Chinese human-rights activist at the time.
The whole incident was captured by CNN cameras which were accompanying Bale on his visit to the blind human-rights activist. Chen Guangcheng became persecuted when he took on the case of thousands of women who were victims of forced sterilizations and abortions. In 2006, he was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail being released in 2010 but has remained under house arrest.
37-year old Bale is probably best known for playing the part of Batman even though he has also won an Oscar as best supporting actor for his role in “The Fighter”. Would the Chinese guards have been quite so keen to attack him if he was wearing his pants outside his trousers?