MCFLY drummer Harry Judd has danced off with the title of TV’s Strictly Come Dancing 2011 and The Star is celebrating with tickets to be won to the live tour.
Fans can cheer Harry, runner-up Chelsee Healey, third place Jason Donovan and other stars of the hit BBC1 show at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on Thursday and Friday, February 2 and 3, 2012.
We have TEN tickets up for grabs.
Harry and his partner Aliona Vilani lifted the glitterball trophy after they performed four dances in the TV grand final on Saturday night.
Actor Jason Donovan had earlier been voted out of the competition in third place. Harry’s bandmates ran on stage at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool and hugged him excitedly as the result was announced.
The 25-year-old musician, who was the bookies’ runaway favourite to take the crown, paid tribute to his dance partner Aliona, who was the runner-up last year.
“I have just had the most incredible experience,” he said. “I have been on the best show on TV and I am just honoured.
“I was so nervous when I first started, and I didn’t think I would be able to do it. But somehow Aliona has got me through it.”
Harry scored his first perfect 40 in the series for his opening dance of the night, a sprightly quickstep to The Pretenders’ Don’t Get Me Wrong. Judge Bruno Tonioli said: “You came, you danced, and you conquered Blackpool with a quickstep delivered with flash and dash.”
The drummer’s second performance, an energetic rock’n’roll show-dance to the 1950s Jerry Lee Lewis classic Great Balls Of Fire, saw him perform cartwheels and a series of daring lifts which gave him a score of 37. Harry and Aliona then scored 39 for their romantic American Smooth to Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love.
The drummer was awarded another 40 for his sultry Argentine tango, which inspired judge Craig Revel Horwood to tell him: “Like the nation, I have fallen in love with you.”
Joining the finalists on tour will be ex-EastEnders star Anita Dobson, former footballer Robbie Savage and ex-Olympic swimmer Mark Foster, plus the show’s professional dancers. The judges will include Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood. Host Kate Thornton who will also return.
Guarantee your seats for the Sheffield dates. Tickets, which may be subject to a booking fee, are £65, £42.50 and £35. Buy in person at the Box Office, call 0114 2565656 or book online at www.motorpointarena.co.uk or www.arenaticketshop.co.uk
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