Debbie has regained her sparkle since Strictly, says mother Babs

Lawrence Kim
December 16, 2017

'If I look just at him, I can pretend it's just us and I can do it'.

Saturday-night's final will see her compete for the glitterball trophy with actors Joe McFadden and Gemma Atkinson and singer Alexandra Burke.

Each finalist in the dancing competition has named their favourite routine of the series.

That time will be filled with each couple performing three different routines, a total of 12 dances overall.

The Judges' Picks and Showdances have been revealed ahead of the final - though what the couples are dancing to as their Favourite Dances won't be revealed until the final itself. One never presumes - but I have enjoyed it.

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Joe McFadden was also completely against the idea, answering: "No, not at all". After winning the show in 2008, Alexandra has been featured as a guest judge on X Factor and So You Think You Can Dance as well as performing in the West End's "The Bodyguard" and the United Kingdom tour of "Sister Act".

"We're all winners, the fact we're here at this point, and we've achieved so much".

Alexandra tragically lost her mother Melissa Bell aged just 53
BBCAlexandra tragically lost her mother Melissa Bell aged just 53

Hollyoaks actress Gemma Atkinson is now least favourite to win.

There's a 50/50 chance that this year's victor will be the oldest contestant to be crowned in the show's history.

The previous contestants of this year's series will also take to the dancefloor one last time for a group number. Her mother passed away shortly before the competition began, but despite battling on in the face of grief, she has come under fire throughout.

Debbie lost her husband, Paul Daniels, back in 2016.

Giovanni - who's nicknamed Debbie "Flexi McGee" - couldn't resist teasing: "We'll do a lift and some more splits - hey, why not?" Partnered with Katya Jones, Joe is sure to do well in this year's final.

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He called reaching the grand final a "dream come true".

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