Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Christmas winner revealed – results and recap!

Who won the Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Christmas special?

It was Aston Merrygold who won tonight’s Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Christmas special with an special festive performance.


Series 15 contestant Aston returned to the ballroom with pro partner Janette Manrara tonight.

He was one of six of the most-loved and memorable Strictly Come Dancing stars from previous series to make a comeback for the festive edition of the nation’s favourite show to celebrate the magic of Christmas.

This year’s Strictly Come Dancing Christmas line-up also included Anita Rani (series 13); Judy Murray (series 12); Ann Widdicombe (series 8); Caroline Flack (series 12), Jake Wood (series 12) and Michael Vaughan (series 10).

Hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, the show wouldn’t be complete without the festive foursome on the judging panel; Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Shirley Ballas.

Each couple then took to the dance floor for their own very special performance, each telling a different Christmas fairy tale.

Once all couples had danced, the studio audience voted for their favourite and their votes were combined with the judges’ scores to decide the winner of the 2018 Strictly Xmas special.


Tess and Claudia announced Aston and Janette as the Christmas champions before presenting them with the famous Strictly Silver Star trophy.

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas results!

Anita Rani and Neil Jones
Foxtrot to ‘Winter Wonderland’ by Michael Bublé – scored 35.

Aston Merrygold and Janette Manrara
Jive to ‘What Christmas Means To Me’ by CeeLo Green – scored 40.

Ann Widdecombe and Anton Du Beke
American Smooth to ‘Sisters’ by Rosemary Clooney – scored 22.

Michael Vaughan and Nadiya Bychkova
Viennese Waltz to ‘Please Come Home For Christmas’ by Kelly Clarkson – scored 30.

Jake Wood and Luba Mushtuk
Cha Cha to ‘Could It Be Magic’ by Take That – scored 39.

Caroline Flack and Gorka Marquez
Charleston to ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ by Mariah Carey (intro) Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters (main) – scored 40.


After his victory, Aston said: “Honestly, just thank you. I’ve had the best, best time from the series to the Christmas special, even to just meeting new friends. The judges you guys, thank you so much for your comments, everyone in here just thanks you, and this woman right here (Janette).”

The icing on top of the Christmas cake was a special musical performance from The Kingdom Choir with a dance performance from Johannes Radebe and Amy Dowden.

The Christmas special also saw the professional dancers and our Christmas celebs spread some festive joy with Make-A-Wish foundation as they visited some very special families and threw a Christmas party.


To close the show in spectacular style all the couples and judges took to the dancefloor once again for a Christmas party spectacular.

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman hosted the special tonight on BBC One.