The Greatest Dancer results! Who won? Winner revealed in live final

The Greatest Dancer 2019 winner: Who won The Greatest Dancer?

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The winner of The Greatest Dancer 2019 has been revealed in tonight's final.

It was the fourth and final week of live shows this evening as four acts remained competing for victory,

Dance captains Cheryl, Oti Mabuse and Matthew Morrison returned with their contestants in a bid to get them crowned The Greatest Dancer.

It was all down to viewer votes to determine the inaugural winner in the first ever series.

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In the live show tonight, it was Ellie Ferguson who won The Greatest Dancer 2019.

Ellie is a 14-year-old contemporary solo dancer from Scotland and was mentored by Oti. She beat contemporary dance duo James & Oliver (Team Matthew), contemporary dancers Harry & Eleiyah (Team Cheryl) and all girl Latin formation group KLA (Team Oti) in the final.

As winner, Ellie walked away with the prize of £50,000 and a spot performing on the Strictly Come Dancing live shows later this year, plus The Greatest Dancer trophy.

She was left in tears by the result, reacting: "I can't believe it!"

The Greatest Dancer final started with all four of the final acts performing with their dance captains.

Voting lines then froze and the act with the fewest votes was revealed as James & Oliver.

The remaining trio of acts went on to dance live again for one last time as voting lines re-opened.

Hosts Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo then returned to close the lines for good and announce the winner.

The Greatest Dancer final also saw a special live performance from Jess Glynne.

Meanwhile, the BBC has confirmed it has commissioned a second series of The Greatest Dancer to air in 2020.

Kate Phillips, Controller BBC Entertainment, said: “We wanted a big joyful show that celebrated extraordinary and memorable dancers of all ages and from all backgrounds and that’s exactly what we got. Everyone worked so hard on the show and we can’t wait to go again and see who will manage to open our magnificent mirror!”

Nigel Hall, Global Head of Television for Syco Entertainment, added: “The Greatest Dancer is a joyous, uplifting and exciting show. We have loved making this first series. We are absolutely delighted the programme will return to screens on BBC One in 2020 – and are looking forward to continuing our working relationship with the BBC.”

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