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Rufus Hound's spoof of Cheryl Cole hit wins Let's Dance


Rufus Hound performs Fight For This Love on Let's Dance

Comedian Rufus Hound has won Let's Dance in aid of Sport Relief after an entertaining parody of Cheryl Cole's number one hit Fight For This Love.

Hound's version, complete with lipstick, harem trousers and military attired backing dancers, was voted the top performance by BBC One viewers.

He said: "I believe this moment defines me and is history."

Fellow comedian Katy Brand came second following her energetic performance of Beyonce's Single Ladies video.

Reigning champion Robert Webb, who won the TV contest after he donned a leotard for his version of Flashdance, presented Hound with the trophy.

Webb, who this year was on the judging panel alongside Jack Dee and John Culshaw, said: "It almost goes without saying you are more compelling than Cheryl Cole.

"You have chosen a costume that clearly hurts and in my experience the British public loves that."

'Funniest thing'

Prior to tonight's final, Hound said he had been told Cole "loves" the routine.

"I was told through the grapevine that she'd seen it and really liked it, but like all the things on the grapevine you have no idea whether it's true, but one of my dancers who is also one of Cheryl's backing dancers told me he spoke to her and he went, 'she loves it, she thinks it's the funniest thing'."

Other celebrities taking part in the dance contest for Sport Relief included GMTV's Kate Garraway and Richard Arnold, who performed Born To Hand Jive from the musical Grease, and actress Debra Stephenson who performed Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal.

They were joined in the final six by The Grumpy Old Women - Lesley Joseph, Linda Robson, Jenny Eclair and Susie Blake - taking on Lady Gaga's Poker Face.

EastEnders actress Cheryl Fergison was forced to sit out of the final after picking up a leg injury during rehearsals for her spoof of Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby.

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