STRICTLY Come Dancing kicked off later than billed last night and with emotions running so high, a shorter show might not be such a bad thing.
The shortened final came after just two contestants were left to compete when AJ Odudu pulled out due to an ankle injury.
This left Rose Ayling-Ellis to take on John Whaite in the battle to lift the glitterball.
But were so moved by the dances, there have been calls to break with convention and award the Glitterball Trophy to both contestants.
Strictly viewers demand finalists share Glitterball Trophy
Lots of calls to “cut the Glitterball in half” like this one from @ZoeSumra.
— Zoë Sumra (@ZoeSumra) December 18, 2021
And this tweet from @superTV247 explains how they might achieve it…
— sᴜᴘᴇʀ ᴛᴠ (@superTV247) December 18, 2021
Strictly judge breaks down during final – watch here
And with all the viewers barely keeping it together, it appears the judges had the same problem too.
Following a dance from John Whaite and partner Johannes Radebe, Motsi Mabuse could barely get her words out, saying “What a great time it was” to be a part of Strictly.
When Motsi cries we all cry. 😭 pic.twitter.com/ZJ1jMUlzgg
— BBC Strictly ✨ (@bbcstrictly) December 18, 2021
The viewer did not get their wish and it was soap star Rose Ayling-Ellis and partner Giovanni Pernice that won Strictly Come Dancing 2021.
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