When is the Strictly final 2018? Find out date of last show

The stars have been through the rigorous Strictly Come Dancing training and taken to the stage every week in all their glittering, sequined and tanned glory.

There’s been tears of joy and pain and scandal over stolen kisses in the street between comedian Sean Walsh and professional married dancer Katya Jones.

We’ve seen accusations of unfair advantages against those from a dancing background or with previous training. Pro dancer and all round ladies’ man Giovanni Pernice has taken two of them – Ashley Roberts and Faye Tozer – out for drinks, although they have denied there was anything but friendship in it.

It has certainly entertained on and off our TV screens but it will soon be coming to an end for another year. So here’s all the details you need about the final show.

When is the Strictly final?

When is the Strictly final 2018? Find out date of last show

Joanne Clifton and Ore Oduba with the glitterball trophy in 2016
(Image: PA)

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The last show will be aired on Saturday December 15 on BBC1. There is currently no scheduled time listed.

It will be held at The Elstree TV Studios in Hertfordshire in front of an audience of around 750.

Unfortunately the ticket ballot is now closed.

What will happen in the last show?

When is the Strictly final 2018? Find out date of last show

Katya Jones won the show last year with Joe McFadden
(Image: BBC/Guy Levy)

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There aren’t any confirmed details yet but usually each couple remaining perform three dances in the final.

In the 2017 series the couples danced a routine selected from the series that the judges selected. They also danced their own favourite from the series and the Showdance.

Last year’s winner was actor Joe McFadden with pro dancer Katya Jones.

Who decides who the winner is?

When is the Strictly final 2018? Find out date of last show

The public have the final say
(Image: BBC)

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The winner of The Glitterball Trophy is decided by the public through viewers’ votes.

In the rest of the series judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Toniolo and Shirley Ballas score the dances, then the viewers’ votes are combined to give an overall position on the leaderboard.

In the final the judges will still score, but it’s just to see their opinion as the deciding result is down to the public.

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