Strictly Come Dancing 2021 final date, couples and latest on who will win

Strictly Come Dancing - when does it end?

Strictly judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy
Strictly judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

The Strictly Come Dancing 2021 final is on its way and here's all you need to know!

Next month Strictly Come Dancing will conclude its latest series as one celebrity picks up the Glitterball trophy.


Here's everything about the Strictly final this year....

When is the Strictly Come Dancing final?

The Strictly Come Dancing 2021 final will air on Saturday, 18 December on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

The final will run for just over two hours from 7PM.

As in past years, the final result will be revealed live on Saturday night rather than in a separate results show on Sunday as other weeks.

Who are the Strictly finalists?

Typically four couples make it as far as the final however due to the unplanned exit of Robert Webb due to injury only a trio will make it to the end this year.

Those left in the competition for the final stage are EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis and telly presenter AJ Odudu and Bake Off star John Whaite.


It was TV presenter and actor Rhys Stephenson who became the unlucky one to miss out in last Sunday's dance off.

How does the Strictly Come Dancing final work?

Based on past years, the finalists will each be performing up to three dances.

There is the traditional show dance where anything goes while the celebrities will also reprise two past dances.

Typically, the celebs will choose their own favourite dance to reprise while another will be chosen by the judges, who give them feedback on what to do better this time.

The Judges will score all the routines but the marks throughout the night are for guidance only and the public vote alone will decide who wins.

Who will win Strictly 2021?

Rose Ayling-Ellis is currently the hot favourite to win while the latest odds have seen TV presenter AJ overtake John Whaite as second favourite.


Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: "Everyone has fallen in love with Rose Ayling-Ellis and it’s easy to see why. She is a brilliant dancer with her Strictly chances now a red-hot 1/10 from 1/5.

"AJ Odudu is 6/1 from 8/1 while John Whaite has been eased out to 25/1. It’s going to be a great final."

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