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Caroline Flack has won Strictly Come Dancing. BBC

Caroline Flack has been crowned the Strictly Come Dancing champion.

The TV presenter endured a gruelling 15 weeks of dance training to win the dance reality show.

A dark horse in the competition, she shimmied her way into the final where she faced stiff competition from finalists Simon Webbe and Frankie Bridge.

The TV personality and her professional partner Pasha Kovalev scored a maximum of 40 for their first routine, the Cha Cha Cha, and won the top score possible a second time with her Showdance.

Judge Craig Revel Horwood was left speechless after her first routine to The Jackson's classic song Can You Feel It.

Darcy Bussell said Flack showed off 'fantastic bum and leg action' as she shimmied in a gold tasselled dress.

"That was like your dress - 24 carats. Well done!" said head judge Len Goodman.

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Caroline Flack hot-footed her way to the final. BBC

For her third song the former Xtra Factor host danced the rumba barefoot in a flowing white dress with to Robbie Williams' hit song Angels.

The praise from the judges was unanimous with Bruno Tonioli saying: "I'm in dance heaven. You have such an emotional connection and sincerity that you convey in every move."

Not only did Flack win the coveted glitterball trophy, she broke records as the first ever contestant to get perfect scores of 40 on all three of her routines.

As she was named the winner she fell to her knees in disbelief. Receiving her trophy and fighting tears she said: "This is the best feeling in the whole world. This has been the best experience in my whole life. I just feel emotional because it's coming to an end. And it's been really good."

Praising her dance partner Pasha Kovalev and fellow contestants she added: "This has been a complete bonding experience for everybody and it's been so lovely."

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Mark Wright described the show as the best experience of his life. BBC

Blue singer Simon Webbe came in second after receiving an impressive 39 out of 40 for each of his routines.

Frankie Bridge scored 38 and a 39, while former TOWIE star Mark Wright was knocked out of the competition with two scores of 35.

The first of the four finalists to be eliminated from the show, he said it was the best experience of his life.

"It's going to be sad to go. I'm boring everyone ... but this has been the best experience of my life and I feel so overwhelmed with support,"' said the 27-year-old.

"Strictly is the best thing anyone can ever do and I've loved every minute of it."