Former HOLBY CITY actor Joe McFadden has won this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing with his dance partner Katya Jones.
The pair beat off tough competition from Alexandra Burke, Debbie McGee and former CASUALTY actress Gemma Atkinson in the final.
Joe performed three songs in the final, the judges choice – Viennese Waltz to ‘Somewhere My Love’ from Dr. Zhivago, their showdance to ‘You Make My Dreams’ by Daryl Hall & John Oates and the pair’s favourite dance of the series – Charleston to ‘Rag Time Band’ by Ella Fitzgerald.
Joe is the second person from HOLBY CITY to win Strictly – back in 2008, Tom Chambers won the title.
He left our HOLBY CITY screens earlier this month after four years on the medical drama, when his character Raf di Lucca was killed by Hanssen’s son Fredrik. He is next set to appear in the Strictly Come Dancing tour next year.
A moment they’ll never forget ✨ RT to send huge congratulations to your #Strictly 2017 winners @mrjoemcfadden and @Mrs_katjones! #StrictlyFinal pic.twitter.com/6NDbaaUh2g
— BBC Strictly✨ (@bbcstrictly) December 16, 2017
So deserved! Massive congratulations to @mrjoemcfadden and @Mrs_katjones @bbcstrictly 2017 winners! 🏆 #Strictly pic.twitter.com/mqxn9Qdfiy
— Shirley Ballas (@ShirleyBallas) December 16, 2017
SCREAMING AND CRYING AND SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!!!!!!!! (FYI I knew this would happen.. #smugface) 💖🏆💖🍾🌟🏆💖🌟🍾 https://t.co/RLfNgF1mtM
— Niamh McGrady (@NiamhMcGrady) December 16, 2017
You won! @mrjoemcfadden I am sooooooo thrilled for you!!!!!! Well deserved!
— Catherine Russell (@catherinerusse2) December 16, 2017
OH MY FRICKIN GAWD! YES @mrjoemcfadden! I AM OVER THE FRICKIN MOON FOR YOU! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
— David Ames (@semadivad) December 16, 2017
OMG they actually did it!! @mrjoemcfadden & @Mrs_katjones u SUPERSTARS!! ❤️❤️❤️
— Hermione Gulliford (@hermy1G) December 16, 2017
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaassssss #goholby! @mrjoemcfadden you smashed it! Huge well done to you. X
— Amanda Henderson (@Amandahendrson) December 16, 2017