Hamza Yassin wins Strictly 2022’s glitterball

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By Creative Media News

Hamza Yassin has stated that winning Strictly Come Dancing is “the best thing that has ever happened to me.”

Before competing, the Animal Park, Let’s Go for a Walk, and Countryfile host had never taken dance classes, but he quickly became the betting favorite.

Hamza congratulated his dance partner Jowita Przystal and the fans who voted for them, stating, “Words cannot convey how I feel.”

He won the award after defeating Molly Rainford, Fleur East, and Helen Skelton.

Known for his daring lifts during series 20, the 32-year-old completed the season by raising the glitterball trophy.

Hamza yassin wins strictly 2022's glitterball
Hamza yassin wins strictly 2022's glitterball

Following the judges’ three advisory scores, Yassin and Przystal placed last with 113 points. But it was the popular vote that determined the 2022 champion.

Hamza said: “I wish to thank a certain individual. Jowita – you are an angel hidden as a human being.”

As is customary, one of the three dances in the grand final was selected by the judges, one was their favorite dance from the series, and the third was a show dance.

Hamza and Jowita rocked a salsa to Sash’s rendition of Ecuador! a couple’s choice to Jerusalem by Master KG, and a show dance to Let’s Face The Music And Dance by Irving Berlin.

2022s glitterball
Hamza yassin wins strictly 2022's glitterball

Helen’s jive to Tightrope by Janelle Monae, Molly’s quickstep to Love On Top by Beyonce, and Fleur’s couple’s choice dance to a Destiny’s Child megamix was further highlighted.

No professional dancers in this year’s final have previously won Strictly Come Dancing. Vito Coppola and Carlos Gu, Fleur and Molly’s respective partners, were also new to the show.

Jowita was partnered with Hamza for the first time since entering the show in 2021, excluding her Christmas special with Adrian Chiles the previous year.

Helen’s partner Gorka Marquez has previously reached the final but has never won.

In last week’s semi-final, actor Will Mellor and his partner Nancy Xu were eliminated, paving the way for the final four couples to advance.

They were separated by six points per the judges’ scoring recommendations. East and Coppola led the standings with 119 points, followed by Skelton and Marquez with 116 points and Rainford and Gu with 115 points, two points ahead of Yassin and Przystal.

This year Strictly has seen some scheduling delays owing to the World Cup in Qatar, but Saturday’s episode began as scheduled.

Molly Rainford recently celebrated her 22nd birthday and was this year’s youngest contestant. She originally rose to prominence as a child when she auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent as a vocalist and placed sixth in the final.

Currently, she is starring in the CBBC sitcom Nova Jones. In this Strictly series, Molly has been in the dreaded dance-off four times, yet she keeps coming back. Her breathtaking Paso Doble in the semifinal was awarded a score of 39 out of 40 points.

Fleur East, a singer and radio host has seen her fair share of dance-off defeats but has persevered to garner great praise from the judges.

In honor of her Beyoncé-style couple’s choice dance in Blackpool, she and Vito prompted Craig Revel Horwood to pull out his 10-paddle for the first time this season, which was one of the series highlights. She achieved a perfect score of 40 out of 40.

Helen Skelton, a broadcaster on television, fought her way to the final with quiet resolve.

Two weeks ago, when he only gave her a nine out of ten for her couple’s choice dance, the audience gave Craig the loudest boos of the season – and that’s saying a lot. Shirley Ballas, Anton du Beke, and Motsi Mabuse gave her performance in the style of Cabaret the highest honors.

Hamza Yassin, a wildlife cameraman, and broadcaster, gained fame for his daring lifts with Jowita.

His African-inspired couple’s choice of dance moved Motsi to tears last month (in a good way). Before he participated in the event, he had never taken formal dance training.

This series began in September with fifteen celebrities, including musician Matt Goss, actress Kym Marsh, and Paralympian Ellie Simmonds.

Marsh missed one week due to contracting Covid-19, while football player Tony Adams was forced to withdraw from a dance-off earlier in the season owing to injuries.

After Bruno Tonioli departed the show to focus on its American counterpart, Dancing with the Stars, Du Beke formally assumed Tonioli’s position on the panel of judges.

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