Rufus Hound wins Christmas Strictly Come Dancing

Comedian Rufus Hound has won his second television dance contest after triumphing in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.

Flavia Cacace and Rufus Hound won the Christmas competition. Credit: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment

He beat the likes of DJ Sara Cox and Saturdays singer Rochelle Hulmes to lift this year's trophy for his tango with partner Flavia Cacace. Hound previously won the series Let's Dance For Sport Relief in 2010.

Elaine Paige topped the voting with the judging panel in the one-off festive Strictly show for her cha cha cha with Pasha Kovalev to Jingle Bells.

But when it went to the audience vote, Hound stepped out in front for his performance to Never Do A Tango With An Eskimo.

Surprised winner Hound said: "It's surreal in the extreme. We didn't really set out to win, the fact that it's happened I don't know what it means. I think if I had more of a taste for the ballroom, they'd be serving it in a burger!"