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In Pictures: Strictly... the final

Strictly Come Dancing

Finalists (l-r) Rachel Stevens, Vincent Simone, Camilla Dallerup, Tom Chambers, Lisa Snowdon and Brendan Cole, pictured during rehearsals, lined up for the finale of Strictly Come Dancing 2008.

Strictly Come Dancing

Losing finalist Snowdon and her dance partner Cole practise during dress rehearsals for the final. They were the first to be voted off the show despite getting perfect marks from the judges.

Rachel Stevens and Vincent Simone in the final

Stevens and Simone were saved by the public vote to go head-to-head with former Holby City star Chambers and his professional partner Dallerup.

Strictly Come Dancing

People's champion John Sergeant and partner Kristina Rihanoff returned to perform during the final show, as did other contestants from this year's series.

Strictly Come Dancing

Chambers and Dallerup are strictly serious as they focus on the job at hand - winning. They performed a lively final 'freestyle' routine to take the title.

Strictly Come Dancing

Chambers and Dallerup enjoy the winning moment. They were the bookies' favourites going into the final.

Tom Chambers with wife Clare, and host Bruce Forsyth

Chambers thanked his new wife Clare for her support. The couple married during the series and put their honeymoon on hold so he could take part.

Strictly Come Dancing

Host Bruce Forsyth congratulated Chambers who told his tearful partner Dallerup she deserved the victory more than anyone. She has previously been in two semi-finals.

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