Whilst 42 is by no means considered old, Joe McFadden is the oldest dancer to ever win Strictly Come Dancing. The actor, proudly lifted the Glitter Ball Trophy on Saturday night with his overwhelmed dance partner Katya Jones.
Joe’s final routines included a Vienesse Waltz, a fairy-tale themed show dance and of course his Charleston which saw the couple dressed as Toy soldiers dancing to Rag Time Band. Joe, the dark horse in the competition and a non-dancer won the public vote and was clearly shocked to have won.
Strictly Come Dancing has continued to be a popular Saturday favourite and the final had a peak audience of 13.1 million. We hope that viewers have been inspired by this year’s celebrities who have taken on the challenge of learning to dance. It would be absolutely fantastic if the winner of the next series is older than Joe to really inspire older adults to give dance a chance give dancing a go or to Keep Dancing!