What time is the Strictly Come Dancing 2015 final on TV tonight? Plus, Anton Du Beke: ‘You shouldn’t break the rules’


It's the grand final! Oh yes, you'd better believe it, the glitterball is now within reach. In fact, the BBC have just released photographs of the finalists, Kellie Bright, Katie Derham, Jay McGuiness, Georgia May Foote, all reaching out and touching the glitterball. But we're not quite there yet!

It's been 13 weeks and there have been 130 dances, but just four out of 15 celebrities remain. Who will snatch the title and trophy from current champion Caroline Flack? Only you can decide as the vote is handed over to the public.

What time is the final on TV?

On Saturday 19th December, the Strictly final will start at 6.35pm on BBC One and finish at 8pm.

Then we rejoin at 9pm for the results when the winner will be announced. The show will finish at 10.10pm.

Who is in the final?

Strictly Final 2015 couples: Kevin Clifton, Kellie Bright, Anton Du Beke, Katie Derham, Jay McGuiness, Aliona Vilani, Georgia May Foote, Giovanni PerniceKevin Clifton, Kellie Bright, Anton Du Beke, Katie Derham, Jay McGuiness, Aliona Vilani, Georgia May Foote, Giovanni Pernice Photo: BBC

Kellie Bright and Kevin Clifton

Katie Derham and Anton Du Beke

Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice

Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani

What will happen?

The four couples will be performing up to three dances.

They'll all perform their showdance and a previous routine as selected by the judges.

The judges will mark the routines but their scores won't count for anything other than guidance; instead the phone lines will then open and after a short vote, the one contestant with the fewest votes will be eliminated.

The top three will then go on to reprise their personal favourite dances from the past 12 weeks before the winner is revealed.

The BBC have released a video of the contestants gearing up for the final:

**EXCLUSIVE VIDEO**There's a crackle of anticpation backstage as our stars get ready for Saturday's #Strictly Final. https://t.co/gkvb0sH4jc

— BBC Strictly (@bbcstrictly)
December 18, 2015

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It's Anton's first time in the final

After 11 series, viewers' favourite professional dancer, Anton Du Beke, has finally made it to the final. Rachel Ward spoke to the dancer, who talked about Strictly and why his dance partner Erin Boag is a breath of fresh air.

Judges’ pick

What we know so far…

Jay and Aliona will dance their Quickstep to The Who's My Generation

Showdance songs

The show dance (sometimes referred to as the freestyle) is the only dance in the series where there are no rules. The couples are asked to dance a no holds barred, show-stopping routine, incorporating whatever styles of dance they like, and often including a whole variety of lifts and spectacles for the viewers and judges to delight in.

See this year's contestants in training:

Georgia and Giovanni will be performing to Fix You by Coldplay

Jay and Aliona will be performing to Can’t Feel My Face by The Weeknd

Katie and Anton will be performing to O Fortuna by Carl Orff

Kellie and Kevin will be performing to Ding-Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

Couples' choice

Kellie and Kevin have chosen to Charleston to Starwars Cantina Band by John Williams

Katie and Anton will perform their Viennese waltz to If I Can Dream by Elvis Presley

Georgia and Giovanni will dance their Charleston to Hot Honey Rag

Jay and Aliona WON'T be performing their Pulp Fiction Jive from week three… instead they have chosen to Paso Doble to It's My Life by Bon Jovi

Katie Derham's Strictly rollercoaster

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Who is the bookies' favourite?

Jay McGuinness. The former Wanted star is 1/4 on to win the competition. Georgia May Foote is second favourite, at 6/1, according to Ladbrokes, while Kellie Bright isn’t far behind, at 8/1.

Katie Derham is the outsider, at odds of 25/1. But, interestingly, she's been leading our readers' poll for the past few days. While Jay has crept up into second place overnight, the pair are very close in popularity. Does this mean we could be seeing her crowned the winner?

Vote for who you want to win this series of Strictly