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Gemma Atkinson and Alexandra Burke party it up after Strictly Come Dancing final

Gemma and Alexandra let their hair down after all their hard work (Picture: ISOIMAGESLTD)
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Gemma Atkinson and Alexandra Burke party after the Strictly Come Dancing final
Gemma and Alexandra let their hair down after all their hard work (Picture: ISOIMAGESLTD)

The Strictly Come Dancing celebrities had a chance to really let their hair down after all their hard work training for the final.

Actor Joe McFadden won the series on Saturday night, but that didn’t stop the runners up from partying hard at Elstree Studio when the live show ended.

His fellow finalist Gemma Atkinson was seen at the bash, with Gemma beaming as she chatted to her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec.

Alexandra, who was also in the final four, was spotted, along with professional dancers Anton Du Beke, and Kevin Clifton.

Gemma Atkinson and Alexandra Burke party after the Strictly Come Dancing final
Gemma Atkinson has a laugh with her professional partner Aljaz Skorjanec (Picture: ISOIMAGESLTD)
Gemma Atkinson and Alexandra Burke party after the Strictly Come Dancing final
Alexandra Burke was spotted at the party (Picture: ISOIMAGESLTD)
Gemma Atkinson and Alexandra Burke party after the Strictly Come Dancing final
Kevin Clifton chats to Aljaz (Picture: ISOIMAGESLTD)

Despite being booted off the show eons ago, Reverend Richard Coles was back with his Strictly family to celebrate the end of another hugely successful series.

Gemma Atkinson and Alexandra Burke party after the Strictly Come Dancing final
Dancers Brendan Cole and Nadiya Bychkova (Picture: ISOIMAGESLTD)
Gemma Atkinson and Alexandra Burke party after the Strictly Come Dancing final
Anton Du Beke hit up the afterparty (Picture: ISOIMAGESLTD)
Gemma Atkinson and Alexandra Burke party after the Strictly Come Dancing final
Reverend Richard Coles came to support his fellow Strictly stars (Picture: ISOIMAGESLTD)

The 11 former contestants who missed out on a place in the final returned to the show on Saturday for one last dance together, each appearing in the order that they were voted off.

McFadden, who danced with Katya Jones, is the oldest ever Strictly winner at the age of 42.

Gemma Atkinson and Alexandra Burke party after the Strictly Come Dancing final
Joe McFadden and Katya Jones won the Strictly trophy this year (Picture: BBC)

Katya’s partner from last series, Ed Balls, tweeted to say the pair deserved to lift the glitterball trophy.

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He tweeted: ‘I said last year that @Mrs-katjones is a genius and would go on to be a Knock-Out Strictly Superstar – And here we are! Huge congratulations to Katya and the brilliant @mrjoemcfadden – such worthy @bbcstrictly Champions! I’m so pleased for Joe and so so proud of Katya!’

Ore Oduba, who won the show last year, said the final was ‘amazing’.

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