Strictly Come Dancing champion Stacey Dooley was partying the night away after being crowned the show’s winner, as she joined the class of 2018 for a raucous wrap party.
In snaps posted to pro Amy Dowden’s Instagram stories, the 31-year-old broadcaster was seen have a whale of a time following the epic finale, which saw her and professional partner Kevin Clifton crowned the winners.
Meanwhile many of the show’s celebrity and professional stars were seen leaving the wrap bash in London, including Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell who have been at the centre of romance rumours throughout the series.
Great night: Strictly Come Dancing champion Stacey Dooley was partying the night away after being crowned the show’s winner, as she joined the class of 2018 for a raucous wrap party
Clad in a white silk frock and still sporting her dramatic paso doble makeup, Stacey was flashing a beaming smile as she danced around in a video posted to Instagram Stories.
The stunning star had been tipped as the bookies favourite to win before Saturday’s final, and she still managed to come out on top despite finishing bottom of the leaderboard.
Stacey’s partner Kevin was left in tears when he was finally crowned the winner, as this had been his fifth time in the final.
Great night: Clad in a white silk frock and still sporting her paso doble makeup, Stacey was flashing a beaming smile as she danced around in a video posted to Instagram Stories
She won! The stunning star had been tipped as the bookies favourite to win before Saturday’s final, and she still managed to come out on top despite finishing bottom of the leaderboard
Speaking about her win to hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, Stacey 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.’
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.
Close: As Stacey enjoyed a fun evening, many of the show’s celebrity and professional stars were seen making their exit after a raucous night, with Joe and Dianne seen to be among them
United: The pair had been inundated with rumours about their close friendship, and despite previously denying, they have recently been more coy on romance rumours
Jovial: Strictly pros Giovanni Pernice (far left), Aljaž Skorjanec and Gorka Marquez were also seen heading home after the party
‘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.’
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.
As Stacey enjoyed a fun evening, many of the show’s celebrity and professional stars were seen making their exit after a raucous night, with Joe and Dianne seen to be among them.
On our way! Head judge Shirley Ballas was also seen making her way to the party, after her final night of judging proceedings for this series
Happy: The proclaimed ‘Queen Of Latin’ put on a giddy display in a social media video
Excited: Shirley once again proved a hit with viewers this series as she judged the celebrity couples
Hometime! Oti Mabuse (left) and Karen Clifton were also seen making their exit after the night out
The social media star had surprised many by becoming the only male celebrity in this year’s final, and was also at the centre of much speculation regarding his close friendship with Dianne.
While the pair are yet to confirm they are dating, they have also remained coy on the claims in recent interviews.
Blue star Lee Ryan was also making an exit with a blonde female companion, as he also made a return to the show after being voted off in Week 3.
Suave: Lee Ryan was looking suited and booted as he exited the party with a blonde female companion
Mr Cool: The Blue star was sadly voted out in just Week 3 of the competition
Gorgeous: Katie Piper looked nothing short of incredible as she showed off her amazing figure in a tight black strapless ruched dress
While Strictly is known for never being short of drama, this series seems to have been its most explosive yet, with no shortage of scandals, rumours and behind-the-scenes drama.
Of course the most prominent was the dramatic kiss scandal between Strictly’s Seann Walsh and his married dance partner Katya Jones, when the pair were spotted sharing a kiss on a night out.
Meanwhile Seann and Katya both issued grovelling social media apologies, and also appeared on It Takes Two to set the record straight, with Katya insisting her marriage to fellow pro Neil was ‘absolutely fine.’
The duo weren’t voted off Strictly until three weeks later, but rumours have circulated for weeks since that the Katya and Neil’s marriage has suffered thanks to the kiss, while Seann has been cashing in on the uproar by branding himself Britain’s ‘most hated comedian.’
The comic was also banned from next year’s Strictly tour, and Neil and Katya have also since been axed.
Stunning: Showing off her newly dyed brunette tresses, the TV presenter looked amazing as she teamed her look with black pointed-toe heels
Wrapped up: Battling the chilly climes, Capital Radio DJ Vick Hope was all wrapped up in a leopard print faux fur coat
Cosy: Skateboard in hand, AJ Pritchard was bundled up in a grey beanie hat and camouflage shirt as he exited the party in London