Strictly Come Dancing Pro Challenge 2020 results! Winner is revealed…

Strictly Come Dancing Pro Challenge leaderboard and winner 2020 series 18

Nadiya Bychkova has been crowned the winner of the Strictly Come Dancing Pro Challenge 2020.


It’s her first victory in the yearly challenge, setting a new Guinness World Record in tonight’s It Takes Two on BBC Two.

Once again the spin-off show has been testing the show’s professional dancers with a brand new challenge.

In 2020, for the first time in Strictly history, fifteen of the professional dancers are attempting to set a world record for the most complete fleckerls performed in thirty seconds.

The fleckerl is a fast moving spin that is performed during a Viennese Waltz. In order for the step to qualify, each fleckerl must consist of six steps. If any of these steps are missed then the fleckerl will be disqualified. Each step will be analysed in slow motion before being officially counted.

Judging each of the attempts will be the pro challenge panel – Craig Revel Horwood and Official Guinness World Records adjudicator Sofia Greenacre.

Once all pros had completed the challenge, Nadiya Bychkova was on top with a record-breaking 25 fleckerls in 30 seconds.


Strictly Come Dancing Pro Challenge 2020 leaderboard

Nadiya Bychkova – 25
Neil Jones – 24
Karen Hauer – 23
Dianne Buswell – 23
Giovanni Pernice – 22
Johannes Radebe – 21
Amy Dowden – 21
Nancy Xu – 21

Anton Du Beke – 19
Aljaž Skorjanec – 18
Oti Mabuse – 18
Janette Manrara – 18
Graziano Di Prima – 18
Luba Mushtuk – 15
Gorka Marquez – 13

It Takes Two airs on BBC Two weekdays at 6:30PM. The final episode of the series will air on Friday, 18 December.

Pro Challenge past winners

Graziano Di Prima was crowned the winner of the Strictly Come Dancing Pro Challenge 2019, setting a new Guinness World Record by completing the most Botafogo dance steps in 30 seconds.

At the top of the leaderboard come the end of the challenge was Graziano with 90 confirmed Botafogo steps, setting a new Official Guinness World Record. He beat Giovanni Pernice who had danced 80 steps earlier this week.

2018’s challenge saw Oti Mabuse breaking the record for the most jive toe heel swivel steps in 30 seconds with a total of 48.


In 2017, Giovanni set a new record for the most Charleston swivel steps in 30 seconds.

And in 2016, the pro challenge was won again by Giovanni who set a record for completing the most jive flicks and kicks in 30 seconds.