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Perfect scores see Caroline Flack claim Strictly crown

TV presenter Caroline Flack and her partner Pasha Kovalev have delivered a set of unbeatable performances to win BBC's Strictly Come Dancing 2014.

Flack and Kovalev secured three perfect 40 scores for dances which included the cha cha cha and Charleston.

Caroline Flack and her partner Pasha Kovalev has been crowned champion of Strictly Come Dancing 2014 Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The former Xtra Factor host jumped for joy upon lifting the glitter ball trophy and said winning was the "best feeling in the whole world".

"This has been the best experience of my whole life," she added.

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EastEnders bad boy Jake Wood to dance on Strictly

EastEnders bad boy Jake Wood is preparing to strut his stuff on the Strictly Come Dancing dance floor.

Jake Wood Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Wood plays womaniser Max Branning in the BBC soap opera, but away from Albert Square he is a father-of-two who enjoys rock-climbing, running, cycling and boxing.

He said: "I'm doing it for all the dads out there and you never know, there's always a chance of being the first Walford resident to take home the glitter ball... Bring it on!"

He will be up against Towie star Mark Wright, singers Simon Webbe and Frankie Bridge and former rugby player Thom Evans among others.

Murray confirms Strictly Come Dancing appearance

Judy Murray has confirmed she will compete as a contestant on this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

Judy Murray has officially confirmed she is to be a contestant on this year's Strictly Come Dancing. Credit: PA Wire

The mother of former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray joins Frankie Bridge from The Saturdays on the show, which starts in the Autumn.

"I'm a huge Strictly Come Dancing fan but a total armchair dancer," the 54-year-old said.

"It's going to be a big challenge for me and for whoever has to dance with me but I absolutely can't wait to get started."

Claudia Winkleman joins Tess Daly as Strictly host

Claudia Winkleman will join Tess Daly as the duo are confirmed as the new regular hosts of Strictly Come Dancing, following the departure of Sir Bruce Forsyth.

The announcement by the BBC ends weeks of speculation prompted by Sir Bruce's decision to step down from the show after a decade.

Claudia Winkleman will join Tess Daly Credit: PA

Daly and Winkleman were strongly fancied to land the permanent slot together after impressing viewers with their on-screen chemistry in the weekly results show and during Sir Bruce's occasional absences.

The pair will take over in the autumn when the series returns, with Daly switching to Sir Bruce's usual position introducing each of the dances and probing the judges for their reactions.

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