BBC Strictly Come Dancing: Everything you need to know about this weekend’s final

Even though we wish that they could all go dwelling with the glitterball trophy, there can only be a single winner. 

This is everything you want to know just before your favourites consider to the Strictly ballroom for the grand final this weekend.

What time is the Strictly Come Dancing remaining?

The Strictly Come Dancing final will air on BBC One on Saturday, December 18 at 7 pm.

There will never be a standard effects show this weekend given that Sporting activities Character of the Year will be broadcast as an alternative.

This indicates that the last will be a little bit lengthier than usual and we are going to know who will carry the Strictly 2021 trophy by 9.05 pm.

You will also be in a position to catch up on the episode on BBC iPlayer.

Who are the finalists?

4 partners competed to make it into the final very last weekend, but there were being only a few spaces.

Rhys and Nancy had been sadly voted off following discovering them selves in the dance-off against John and Johannes all through Sunday’s success present.

This meant that AJ and Kai, Rose and Giovanni and John and Johannes are the Strictly 2021 finalists this calendar year. 

But soon after information that AJ had injured herself previously in the 7 days, doubts were being lifted around whether she would be capable to carry out this weekend.

AJ spoke on Strictly’s spinoff display ‘It Normally takes Two’ admitting that she was “upset” about the injuries but remained hopeful that the couple will continue to look in the lineup.

Unfortunately, on Friday, December 17, the BBC confirmed that AJ was compelled to withdraw from the level of competition and would not show up in the remaining stay exhibit.

“AJ may perhaps not be equipped to compete in the Closing but she is and constantly will be one particular of the most excellent Strictly finalists we have ever experienced,” Sarah James, Strictly Appear Dancing Executive Producer, claimed.

“We can’t thank her more than enough for fully embracing the expertise and currently being a complete delight both equally on and off the dance flooring.

“AJ and Kai are a superb partnership and have executed some unforgettable routines over the last few months.

“Though this is not how we would have preferred her Strictly journey to conclude, AJ’s well being and wellbeing arrive 1st and anyone involved in the display deliver her all our adore and want her a fast restoration.”

The BBC went on to say that the ultimate will go in advance as prepared with just Rose and Giovanni and John and Johannes competing for the glitterball trophy.

AJ and Kai will “be halting by” the closing on Saturday and will also be showing on It Normally takes Two on Friday’s programme on BBC Two at 6.30 pm.

Who is the favourite to win Strictly 2021?

With AJ and Kai out of the operating, there are only two partners still left to dance it out for the trophy. 

Earlier in the week, Betvictor unveiled its odds of who would be the Strictly 2021 winner.

The bookmaker explained that Rose and Giovanni were being their picks for this year’s winner as the pair has been all over most of the 19th series.

Nonetheless, the bookie also totalled the scores from throughout the sequence and verified that John and Johannes experienced the highest factors throughout the past 13 months. 

John and Johannes have racked up an outstanding 454 to Rose and Giovanni’s 447 points so it really is still all to enjoy for.

What will the Strictly couples be dancing to this weekend?

Throughout the Strictly semi-remaining, the remaining couples done two dances as a substitute of 1 as the competition ramped up.

Searching in direction of Saturday’s ultimate, John and Johannes and AJ and Kai will have triple the pressure with 3 dances.

The partners will conduct a few distinct routines – a dance of their picking, one picked by the judges and a closing very last show dance.

Rose and Giovanni have now verified that they will be revisiting their floor-breaking silent dance this weekend.

The pair appeared on It Will take Two on Thursday to share that they experienced picked to dance the up to date regimen once again in the course of the final which functions 10 seconds of silence in tribute to the deaf community.

When is the Strictly Occur Dancing Xmas special?

Strictly Arrive Dancing Christmas special line up. Credit history: BBC/PA

Even though yet another Strictly period is coming to a shut, it is not the past we will see of the ballroom this 12 months. 

The BBC has by now confirmed a star-studded lineup as very well as new established of festive routines to acquire spot on Xmas Day.

The Strictly Appear Dancing Christmas Particular will air on Xmas Day at 5.10pm on BBC 1.

You can read all about who will be showing up on the Christmas Day display and what they will be dancing in our rundown.

The Strictly Occur Dancing 2021 ultimate will air on BBC 1 at 7 pm on Saturday, December 18.  

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