Strictly Come Dancing Final: Fans go wild for Craig Revel Horwood
16th December 2018

Strictly Come Dancing Final: Fans go wild for Craig Revel Horwood’s stony-faced expression as Stacey Dooley is crowned the winner

Eagle-eyed fans have spotted judge Craig Revel Horwood looking stony-faced at the moment Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton were crowned the winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2018.

His displeased expression said it all as the pair celebrated their success on the popular programme.

The 53-year-old dancer had various run-ins throughout the show as Kevin wasn’t too impressed with Craig’s choice of words or scoring during the judges feedback.

Shocked: Eagle-eyed fans have spotted judge Craig Revel Horwood looking stony-faced at the moment Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton were crowned the winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2018

The professional dancer, 36, had performed a showdance to Land of A Thousand Dances by Wilson Pickett with the documentary maker, 31. 


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Craig admitted: ‘I wasn’t that keen on the dance, I’m only being honest, a little bit too bitty. I know everyone thought it was a crowd pleaser, I thought there was a lot of running around…’

To which Kevin responded with: ‘Running around was it? Everytime!’

Awkward: The 53-year-old dancer had various run-ins throughout of the show as Kevin wasn’t too impressed with Craig’s choice of words or scoring during the judges feedback

Craig went on to score the duo eight, which was significantly lower than the other judges scores of nine, nine and ten.

To which Kevin remarked: ‘It’s alright, he does it to me every final, I expect it from Craig every final. Every year, one year, I will impress you Craig – every year!’

While the dance clearly didn’t impress Craig as much as the other finalists, Stacey took the top prize despite finishing bottom of the leaderboard, with the results also bringing Kevin to tears after this was his fifth time in the final.

Craig admitted: ‘I wasn’t that keen on the dance, I’m only being honest, a little bit too bitty. I know everyone thought it was a crowd pleaser, I thought there was a lot of running around…’

Champions! While the dance clearly didn’t impress Craig as much as the other finalists, Stacey took the top prize despite finishing bottom of the leaderboard, with the results also bringing Kevin to tears after this was his fifth time in the final

Viewers were quick to pick up on his stony-faced reaction to the winners despite the other judges beaming with joy. 

Craig’s reaction to the winners was surprising to viewers as a user concluded: ‘I was following Craig but he showed his petty side night on Strictly Come Dancing. What has Kevin done to him to deserve his treatment, SO PETTY. UNFOLLOWING NOW.’

While one fan Tweeted: ‘Craig is picking on Stacy in Strictly Come Dancing’ and another penned ‘Obviously Craig does not like Kevin’. 

MailOnline have contacted Strictly Come Dancing for comment. 

Not happy? Viewers were quick to pick up on his stony-faced reaction to the winners despite the other judges beaming with joy

Craig’s reaction to the winners was surprising to viewers as a user concluded: ‘I was following Craig but he showed his petty side night on Strictly Come Dancing. What has Kevin done to him to deserve his treatment, SO PETTY. UNFOLLOWING NOW.’ 

One fan Tweeted: ‘Craig is picking on Stacy in Strictly Come Dancing’

While another penned ‘Obviously Craig does not like Kevin’

Stacey and Kevin beat out Joe Sugg, Ashley Roberts and Faye Tozer to be crowned Strictly champions, in a final which also saw the return of all the eliminated celebrities, including Seann Walsh and Danny John-Jules who left this series also rife with controversy.

Kevin was left in tears as he went to lift the the trophy alongside Stacey, after this was his fifth time making it to the final, and the presenter told hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman she wanted to win it even more for him than for her.

She said: ‘I should say something quite poignant, shouldn’t I? You know how highly I think of you. I think you are the biggest gem.

‘It’s no surprise you have been in the final as many times as you have. It’s daunting doing something you haven’t done before. But he’s so patient and he walks you through. You so deserve this. You so deserve this.’ 


They won! The 31-year-old broadcaster took the top prize despite finishing bottom of the leaderboard, with the results also bringing Kevin to tears after this was his fifth time in the final

Over the moon: Speaking about their win, Stacey gushed that Kevin ‘so deserved’ to finally be crowned the winner

After gushing about his celebrity partner, Kevin was comforted by his estranged wife Karen, who could be heard saying ‘you did it!’ before embracing him.

Through his tears Kevin had similarly kind words for Stacey, as he added: ‘Thank you so much. Not just for being so amazing and dancing so well and getting this, but just for being the most wonderful person to work with, to spend every day in training with. 

‘You’ve worked so hard, and always with a massive smile on your face. You’re just so lovely, and I think the absolute world of you, thank you so much.’

Delighted: After lifting the trophy Kevin was also congratulated by his estranged wife Karen, who could be heard saying: ‘You did it!’

Proud: Stacey’s boyfriend Sam Tucknott was seen jumping onto his chair with joy, amid rumours that she was ‘insanely jealous’ of their friendship

Congratulations! As they lifted the trophy the other celebrities all rushed onto share the moment with Stacey and Kevin, after what has been a dramatic series

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