Is this why Ore Oduba won Strictly Come Dancing this year?

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Strictly Come Dancing pro Joanne Clifton has spoken out about her victory with Ore Oduba.

It was Joanne's celeb partner Ore 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.

However it may not have just been Ore's performances that got him the glitterball.

Joanne reckons simply being a true novice, unlike his rivals, helped out.

She told the Daily Star on Sunday newspaper: “Did he win because he is the spirit of Strictly? Yes possibly that.

"He has come from nowhere and the viewers can probably relate to him – sat there in their living rooms maybe thinking, ‘If he can do it then maybe we can do it’. And it’s possible. Anyone can dance.”

Ore added: “I cannot believe it. I’ve never danced before.”

And speaking after his victory, which was watched by over 15 million viewers, Ore declared: “I’m not stopping after this. It’s given me a new lease of life.”

Meanwhile, tabloid reports have claimed that Ore is being wooed by channel bosses from both the BBC and ITV offering exclusive deals.

It's after he impressed presenting stints on This Morning on ITV and The One Show on BBC One.

“They’ll schedule a meeting for after Christmas and try to nail him down with an exclusive deal that could see him be one of their top talents and earn up to £500,000,” a source told The Sun newspaper.

Strictly Come Dancing will return for a brand new series on BBC One next year, although we've still got the Xmas special to enjoy on Christmas Day.

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