The series started off with fifteen couples and now only four remain: Alexandra Burke, Debbie McGee, Gemma Atkinson and Joe McFadden. "I'll remember my Strictly experience as being a time that brought happiness back into my life". "It's been really great".
Like a year ago, there is no elimination after two dances, so all four couples are dancing all three dances; and there is also no return of the much-loved half hour break in the middle which used to give the poor liveblogger a chance to eat, stretch and go for a wee.
New head judge Shirley told the tabloid she would accept an apology if it came her way - but wasn't going to make an effort herself. "My mum was the most wonderful woman who gave me so much strength and she still does to this day".
"I think what's happened with Strictly, I can't believe the reaction I've got from all age groups saying how inspiring I am in lots of different ways, and I get stopped all the time every day".
"It's made me so much braver and more adventurous than I was before", he says, talking about the 13-week roller coaster that's taken him from ballroom novice to debonair dancer.
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X Factor 2008 victor Alexandra was last to discuss her time on the show, and it got extremely emotional. "So I was super happy to be dancing with Debbie".
They have lit up the Strictly Come Dancing dancefloor with their impeccable chemistry and dazzling routines, so it's no wonder Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice have reached this year's finale! I don't care what I'm going through, I will find a reason to smile at anything - that's just the way I've been since I was a little girl. The downside to all this is that the whole country knows how old I am now!
Debbie: I haven't had time to even notice. I have no idea.
They all say they hope to carry on dancing after the final - even though of course, only one of them can lift the glitterball trophy on Saturday night. "Everything I do is for my family so I think she'd be proud", the star said. When she comes to the training room with a smile, it's a good feeling and she made me feel much better as a teacher.