"ALL good things must come to an end", and sadly so does Strictly Come Dancing 2021 – tonight.
But before it is over for another year, one lucky celebrity will scoop that coveted Glitterball Trophy.
When is the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 final?
The Strictly Come Dancing 2021 final will air on BBC One tonight (December 18, 2021) from 7.10pm.
The show runs for nearly two hours and features a guest appearance by Ed Sheeran.
EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis and Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite will be showing off their finest moves in the hope of winning the coveted title.
This means one contestant will be celebrating Christmas as Strictly's fiercest dancer.
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The series will have been on the air for three months when the finale will hit the screens.
The finale will then be available for viewers wishing to catch up with the programme on BBC iPlayer.
Results each week announcing the unlucky celeb to be voted out of the dancing competition are usually aired on a Sunday evening.
But the final result's is expected to be revealed on the Saturday night.
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Who is in the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 final?
During previous editions of Strictly, four couples have competed for victory during the final episode.
However, the 2021 instalment of the show will only feature the final two hopefuls.
Rose is paired up with Giovanni Pernice and they are hot favourite to win the show.
The actress is of course known for starring in EastEnders.
Since appearing on Strictly, the deaf star has continued to wow the judges.
John will be dancing alongside pro partner Johannes Radebe in the final.
The TV star shot to fame when he won Bake Off back in 2012.
John and Johannes made Strictly history as the first male same-sex pairing.
Why is AJ not in the Strictly final?
AJ has been ruled out of the series final after a nasty ankle injury left her on crutches and unable to dance.
She announced her withdrawal from the competition on December 17, 2021 after she was pictured hobbling to her last rehearsal.
She said: “I’m deeply upset that I am unable to perform in the final due to a torn ligament in my right ankle.
"Learning to dance over the last 13 weeks has been an incredible honour and to do it alongside someone as special, patient and devoted as Kai [Widdrington] is something I’ll treasure forever."
What theme is the Strictly Come Dancing final 2021?
There isn't a theme for Strictly's grand finale.
Based on past editions, finalists will be performing up to three routines in the hopes of dancing all the way to victory.
There is typically the traditional show dance and celebrities will reprise two past dances of the programme.
One of them will be chosen by the Strictly judges who, as usual, will be giving the stars feedback and tips on how to improve their groove.
The public alone can decide who wins as the marks from the judges are only for guidance.
Bookmakers Ladbrokes currently has Rose to win the competition, giving her odds of 1/16 while John is seen as the outsider at 10/1.
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