In the intense finale, which saw several key members of the cast break down in tears, Bill and Oti were given the glitterball.
It’s the first time in Strictly history that a professional has won consecutive titles, and Bill became the oldest ever winner at 55 years old.
Speaking with their new trophy firmly in their hand, Bill and Oti were red-eyed as they spoke to fans via a new video on Twitter.
‘We cannot express in words what this means to us both,’ Bill said. ‘So to everyone that voted for us, everyone that supported us, any message of support that we received, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
‘It means the world to us both.’
‘And thank you to everyone who supported the show,’ Oti added. ‘It means the world to us.
‘This show is everything to us and it gave us hope, and you guys watching and supporting and voting for everyone means a lot. Thank you so much!’
The 2020 finale was an emotional moment for everyone on the Strictly studio, as it was held hours after it was announced that London would be heading into tier four at midnight.
Determined to keep the audience smiling, an emotional group routine held particular poignance as the eliminated contestants returned to a performance of All I Want For Christmas Is You, and Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.
After Katya Jones and Nicola Adams were forced to withdraw from the competition after Katya caught coronavirus, the pair were also allowed to have their last dance – a passionate routine to Feelin’ Good by Muse.
Janette Manrara was also seen breaking down with relief as she took part in her first ever finale, with her dance partner HRVY and husband Aljaz following suit with pride.
Strictly Come Dancing is available on BBC iPlayer.
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