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Claudia Winkleman makes epic error in Strictly Christmas special and announces wrong winner

Strictly Come Dancing fans were quick to call out Claudia Winkleman during the Christmas special after an epic error in her announcements.

The presenter hosted a special rundown of Strictly fans’ favourite dances this Christmas, in place of the typical festive competition which couldn’t go ahead due to social distancing restrictions.

Instead, viewers voted for the top 25 routines of all time – with Jay McGuinness and Aliona Vilani’s Pulp Fiction-inspired Jive to You Never Can Tell being the winner.

However, in at number two, as Claudia announced it, was ‘a Samba from 2016 Glitterball champion Danny Mac and his partner Oti [Mabuse].’

Except… they didn’t win the Glitterball that year – Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton did.

The final vote was a tight one, with former Hollyoaks star Danny and Oti being firm favourites from the get-go thanks to the shirt-ripping Samba routine, but it was Ore and Joanne who eventually joined the Strictly winners hall of fame.

Fans didn’t miss the error and were quick to call out Claudia for her mistake.






While Danny didn’t end up being crowned champion then, Oti Mabuse did end up lifting the Glitterball eventually – and even went on to become the first pro to ever win the series in two consecutive years.

In 2019, Oti and her partner Kelvin Fletcher landed her first official win, beating EastEnders’ Emma Barton and CBBC presenter Karim Zeroual.

Then this year, she was crowned the winner again, bursting into tears as she and Bill Bailey were declared champions.

Strictly Come Dancing is available for catch-up on BBC iPlayer.


Credit: Original article published here.

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