Strictly final describes 11.3 million viewers


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Media captionWatch the moment the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 win was announced

The final of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, which watched former Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher lift the glitterball trophy, was watched by an average of 11.3 million people.

Kelvin and partner Oti Mabuse topped a public vote to win the BBC One show.

Overnight ratings demonstrate the Saturday night programme had a peak audience of 12.5 million viewers, and was the most-watched show across all channels.

Kelvin only joined the programme after another contestant suffered an injury.

Drafted in as a last-minute replacement, he replaced Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing who injured his foot while recording the launch reveal.

After scooping the award, Kelvin said: “I am absolutely speechless. I did not expect that, it’s merely been such a privilege to be here.”

Breaking down in tears, he said: “I think this show represents everything that is amazing with this country. I believe the people personify what is great and it’s simply been an absolute privilege.”

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