Abbey Clancy crowned Strictly Come Dancing winner, and says Peter Crouch has ‘no reason to be jealous’ of partner Aljaz Skorjanek

This weekend saw model Abbey Clancy win this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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by Closer staff |
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Despite BBC presenter Susanna Reid being favourite to win the show, Abbey took the title, also beating Natalie Gumede, whose final performance was described by judge Bruno Tonioli as ‘one of the best he had ever seen.’

Speaking of her victory, Abbey, 27, said: “I just can’t believe this. It’s just mad.”

And Abbey revealed that her trophy would have a special spot in her house. She said: “[My daughter] will love this. It will go in her room. I’m just so shocked.”

Abbey and partner Aljaz were crowned the winners, beating off competition from Natalie Gumede and Susanna Reid
Abbey and partner Aljaz were crowned the winners, beating off competition from Natalie Gumede and Susanna Reid

During the final, which saw 6 million people vote for their favourite to win, Abbey and her partner Aljaz Skorjanek performed the showdance and the waltz

Aljaz said of their win: “I can’t believe it. What a journey, I can only thank you [Abbey], you’ve been incredible.”

Abbey’s husband, footballer Peter Crouch, was watching in the audience as she was crowned the winner. Abbey said: “It was awesome having Peter in the audience. He played today and scored and so did my brother and to have them here was just incredible. I had an angel looking down on me today.”

Talking about her relationship with Aljaz, Abbey said that Peter has nothing to worry about.

She said: “Why would he be jealous? Pete’s been wonderful and he wasn’t jealous at all. He loves the show.

“I think he’s looking forward to having me back. We’ll be doing lots of dancing in the living room – we do that anyway.

“When I won he kissed me and twirled me around – he’s amazing.”

Despite growing close to Aljaz during the competition, Abbey says husband Peter Crouch has no reason to be jealous

It seemed that Abbey couldn’t get over her shock of winning, after she tweeted: 'Wow just wow thank u everyone u have made my dream come true I can’t believe it x

‘Seriously how has this happened still in shock and just seriously can’t believed you loved watching me as much as I loved dancing !!!!!’

Although she didn’t win, Susanna wasn’t too disheartened. The 43-year-old said: “I’m going to miss it so much, the greatest prize for me was dancing with Kevin. I felt like a winner everyday.”

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