Who went out of Strictly tonight semi-final
The semi-final saw Will Mellor exit the show leaving just four celebrities remaining to battle it out it out for the Strictly glitterball next week. It was a hard-fought contest by the last remaining celebrities in Strictly Come Dancing to secure one of just four places in the final.
Who won Strictly 22
After 13 weeks, the Strictly Come Dancing line-up of 15 celebs has been whittled down to just one, as the winner for 2022 has been revealed – Hamza Yassin, Hamza was announced as this year’s winner following an electric final show tonight, which saw all four finalists giving it their all on the dancefloor in the hope of taking home the Glitterball.
However, it was Hamza and his partner Jowita Przystał who triumphed, with their three routines of a Salsa to Ecuador by Sash! featuring Rodriguez, their Couple’s Choice to Jerusalema – Remix by Master KG featuring Burna Boy and their showdance to Let’s Face the Music and Dance by Irving Berlin impressing both the judges and, clearly, the viewers at home.
On learning that he had won this year’s season of Strictly Come Dancing, Hamza said: “Words can’t describe how I feel. I want to thank one person in particular – Jowita, you are an angel disguised as a human being. That’s what you are, you’re amazing. “Thank you to everyone out there for voting for us.
This is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.” Meanwhile, his partner Jowita said: “Anything is possible and he is just the proof that anything is possible. He came here on the show with no dancing experience, with pigeon toes! And he made it. He worked hard and he made it, and I’m so proud of you.” The final followed a hard fought season, with strong performances from many of the dancers right out of the gate.
Hamza was a favourite all season long, coming joint top of the Week 1 leaderboard and scoring a whopping 39 in Week 4, Other dancers to have taken part in this year’s season but who got knocked out before tonight included Kaye Adams, Richie Anderson, Matt Goss, Jayde Adams, James Bye, Ellie Simmonds, Tony Adams, Tyler West, Ellie Taylor, Kym Marsh, and Will Mellor, the latter of whom just missed out on a place in the final after leaving the competition last week.
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- Even though tonight’s final is now over, thankfully Strictly fans don’t have too long to wait until they get to return to the ballroom with Tess, Claudia, Craig, Motsi, Shirley and Anton.
Next week will be Strictly’s Christmas special, which is set to air at 5:10pm, and will include a celeb line-up featuring Rosie Ramsey, Rickie Haywood-Williams, Larry Lamb, Alexandra Mardell, Nicola Roberts and George Webster. Looking for something else to watch? Check out our TV Guide or Streaming Guide, visit our Entertainment hub for the latest news.
Is Giovanni leaving Strictly
Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice has left fans gutted after he announced that he’ll miss the show’s arena tour again next year – after not appearing this year either. The BBC pro is instead embarking on a huge solo tour, spanning more than 60 shows between January and April next year.
He’s not on the tour this year – which is taking place at the moment – due to another solo tour, called Made In Italy. Next year’s tour is called Let Me Entertain You, and tickets have just gone on sale, BirminghamLive reports. He posted the news on Instagram and a question from a fan confirmed the news.
Someone using the name @flowers_at_the_barn asked: “What if you win strictly? Will you not be going on the strictly tour?” To which Giovanni replied: “Nope !!” READ MORE: A sneak preview of the work to refurbish inside Derby’s Market Hall Others reacted to the news.
@kellysmam commented: “Oooh, you little fibber Mr Pernice, you told me only last week you would be on the tour next year, naughty lol.” Meanwhile @redheadsdoitbest worried the star might be leaving Strictly altogether, writing: “Are you leaving strictly? Tbh I need another reason not to watch it this year anyway and you leaving would be the final nail for me to stop watching it.” But other fans reassured her that it was only the tour that he had said he would miss.
Giovanni’s Let Me Entertain You tour is described as an “unforgettable experience”. The Strictly star is joined on stage by “world class” dancers and West End performers, and fans are promised “a show of non-stop action – prepare to be entertained”. Other followers expressed their excitement ahead of seeing the show next year.
@lockstepdance said: “Sounds like it’s going to be epic!” And @bunnygirl78 added: “Got my ticket. Surprise Christmas present for my daughter.” @celebratebsl praised Giovanni for making his shows accessible to all, commenting: “I can’t wait! For the first time I have a good seat and a meet and greet ticket – no bringing binoculars this time to see the interpreter from afar.
“You’re setting an example by having several shows with BSL (British Sign Language) and advertising this at the time the tickets are first released. Other touring companies, please take note – this is inclusion.” Giovanni won the 2021 series of Strictly alongside EastEnders star Rose Ayling Ellis but exited early in 2022 he faced an early exit, after being paired with Richie Anderson.
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How many new dancers are on Strictly
There will be 19 professional dancers taking to the floor in the Strictly Come Dancing 2023 line-up. While there aren’t any newcomers this year, some dancers will be taking centre stage, with the possibility of having a celebrity by their side for the first time.