Abbey Clancy wins Strictly
Abbey Clancy and Aljaz Skorjanec receive Strictly prize from presenter Bruce ForsythBBC

Abbey Clancy was in celebratory mood after being crowned the winner of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night.

The Strictly finalists kicked off their dancing shoes to celebrate the success of the celebrity reality show at the wrap party. The dancing queen of the night, a dishevelled Clancy, was seen emerging from the party with dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec after her victory was announced.

The model and actress was visibly shocked on being crowned the winner of the competition as she hot-footed her way to victory over dance rivals Susanna Reid and Natalie Gumede.

Presented with the glitterball trophy earlier she said: "I just can't believe it. It's mad. My little girl will just love this. I'm so shocked.

"I still don't feel like it's real. It's insane," Clancy declared. "I'm just literally gobsmacked and in shock and it hasn't even hit me yet."

"I just need to enjoy this moment and I can't think of anything else at the minute. It's just incredible... It feels bizarre. I just can't believe it.

"I feel so lucky and the fact that everyone's voted us to win out of everyone [else]... is surreal. Completely surreal."

Asked where she would keep her Strictly trophy a triumphant Clancy said: "On the mantelpiece so everyone can see it."

The blonde beauty was supported by her husband footballer Peter Crouch who looked on proudly as she danced her way to victory.

"It was awesome having Peter in the audience. He played today and he scored and so did my brother and to have them here was just incredible. I had an angel looking down on me today."

Professional dancer Aljaz added: "I can't believe it. What a journey, I can only thank you, [Abbey], you've been incredible."

The model tweeted messages of thanks and surprise saying: "Wow just wow thank u everyone u have made my dream come true I can't believe it x

"Seriously how has this happened still in shock and just seriously can't believed u loved watching me as much as I loved dancing !!!!!

"Just cannot believe this woo hoo. Can somebody please tell me how this has happened x"

BBC breakfast presenter Susanna Reid was a favourite to win, facing stiff competition from Coronation Street star Natalie Gumede. Bowing out of the competition Reid said: "I'm going to miss it so much, the greatest prize for me was dancing with Kevin. I felt like a winner everyday."

Described as the "hottest property on British TV" following her stint on the show, the newscaster is tipped to win a higher profile at the BBC with suggestions she might be lured away from news journalism.

Gumede meanwhile attributed her defeat to her Coronation Street character stating that she has struggled to win the support of some fans who "can't forgive" her for playing an abusive character on Coronation Street.

But with over six million votes cast ahead of the announcement of the final winner, the BBC have said it would not be revealing the voting breakdown, so the precise placing of the two finalists who came in second will never be known.