Strictly Come Dancing: Ore Oduba, Joanne Clifton named winners of 2016

| Updated: Dec 18, 2016 15:42 IST

London [UK], Dec. 18 (ANI): Television presenter Ore Oduba and his partner Joanne Clifton were recently crowned 'Strictly Come Dancing' champions of 2016. Even though the BBC news and sports broadcaster had received no dance training prior to taking part on the show, he made it for the pair to collect the glitterball trophy after finishing top of the leaderboard, reports the Guardian. With 118, Oduba and Clifton' were ahead of their rivals- Danny Mac and partner Oti Mabuse and former pop star Louise Redknapp, who was partnered with Clifton's brother, Kevin Clifton, both finishing on 116. Judge Len Goodman, who made his final appearance on the show, said, "I'll miss just turning up and the anticipation of what is going to occur. I will miss what I consider the three best judges on television, being close to the band and the fabulous singers." Reportedly, this year's competition marks the show's most-watched series in its 12-year history. According to figures compiled by the Press Association, the highest figure is being recorded with an average of 11.3 million viewers who have tuned in to BBC1's flagship entertainment show.(ANI)