Strictly Come Dancing tour winners Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse "so grateful"


Oti Mabuse and Danny Mac are "so grateful" after being crowned winners of the Strictly Come Dancing live tour.

The pair were crowned the joint champions following the live arena shows over the past two months.

In a surprise outcome, the actual winner of the series - Ore Oduba - wasn't in the running after failing to win on a single night of the 30 dates.

Instead it was the runners up of the mains series who took home the trophies on the tour, with Danny and Louise Redknapp enjoying an equal number of wins each.

Oti Mabuse, Danny Mac
Oti Mabuse, Danny Mac

"It's a dream come true to lift the glitterball on tour," Oti said this week. "I am so grateful to Danny, Marius [Oti's partner], our families, friends and all our fans for their support and getting us that far."

Speaking about spending time on the tour with Danny and the other celebs and pros, Oti continued: "It was great. When you do the TV series you don't get to socialise with the other celebrities and dancers because everybody is so focused.

"But when you go on tour, the pressure is off - it's so much fun being around each other. Every evening we'd go out for dinner, watch movies and I'd go shopping with the girls."

A total of six celebs made up the line up of the 2017 Strictly tour, all from last year's main series.

They were Louise and Kevin Clifton, Danny and Oti, Ore and Karen Clifton, Ed Balls and Katya Jones, Daisy Lowe and AljaĆŸ Skorjanec and Lesley Joseph and Gorka Marquez.

Over the past two months they toured the UK and Ireland, performing for the judges - Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Karen Hardy - as well as the live arena audience of thousands.

The couples each danced two of their favourite routines from the live shows while the judges offered their comments and marks out of 10.

However it was the crowd that decided who won each night via a text vote.

It came right down to the wire for Louise and Danny and ended in a tie with 14 wins each.

The pair dominated most of the results with only Ed and Katya and Daisy and Aljaz each winning one other performance.

Oti Mabuse, Danny Mac
Oti Mabuse, Danny Mac

Winner of the main series itself, Ore, didn't win any performances, along with Lesley.

> See ALL the Strictly Come Dancing tour results HERE

Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One in the new year.

Get the latest news

Subscribe on YouTube