Strictly Come Dancing 2016 final results 'the biggest shock in history'

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 winner

Last night's Strictly Come Dancing 2016 results shocked more than just viewers.

It was Ore Oduba who won Strictly Come Dancing 2016 last night, beating rivals Danny Mac and Louise Redknapp to the glitterball.

The result was a shocker, with Ore considered the outsider going into the contest having twice been in the dance off.

But on the final night he pulled it out of the bag when the other finalists stumbled, scoring two perfect 40s to top the judges' scoreboard and viewer vote.

Bookmaker Coral has today revealed the outcome was unprecedented in Strictly history after more than 15 million people tuned in for the final.

The firm had made Danny the odds-on favourite to win the show, while Louise was a close second favourite following huge support in her favour. Before the final began, Ore was the 7-1 outsider and nearly friendless in the betting.

“This has to go down in Strictly history as one of the biggest shocks ever, with everyone predicting a two horse race in the final between Danny and Louise. However, given 2016 has gone down as the year of betting upsets, we probably should have been braced for another shock result,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

With the show over, attention has now switched to who will replace Len Goodman as head judge and Coral has installed Darcey Bussell as the 2-1 favourite to succeed him. Anton du Beke is next in the betting at 3-1, ahead of Karen Hardy at 4-1 and Ian Waite at 7-1.

Strictly will return to BBC One next year.

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