Strictly Come Dancing Pro Challenge 2016 results! Giovanni Pernice sets a world record

Who won the Strictly Come Dancing Pro Challenge 2016?

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 - Professional Dancers

Giovanni Pernice has been crowned the winner of the Strictly Come Dancing Pro Challenge 2016.

He set a new world record in last night's It Takes Two on BBC Two.

This year once again the spin-off show has been testing the pros with a brand new challenge.

For 2016, the pro challenge was a test of both technique and endurance as the dancers were tasked with completing the most jive flicks and kicks in 30 seconds.

Each step was analysed in slow motion before being officially counted, which led to some embarrassing results for some.

Neil Jones had ALL of his steps disqualified and his wife Katya didn't do much better.

At the top of the leaderboard come the end of the challenge was Giovanni with 55 confirmed jive kicks, setting a new Official Guinness World Record.

It was incredibly close at the top with a three-way tie for second place with Karen Clifton, Oksana Platero and Janette Manrara all just one kick behind Gio.

On the other hand, at the bottom, this year's new pros Chloe, Katya and Neil have a lot of work to do...

Strictly Come Dancing Pro Challenge 2016 results

1. Gio 55
2. Karen 54
2. Oksana 54
2. Janette 54
5. Gorka 53
6. Kevin 52
6. Aljaz 52
6. Joanne 52
9. Pasha 51
10. Oti 49
11 Chloe 43
12. Katya 17
13. Neil 0

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