In October, cricketer Mark Ramprakash joined a group of celebrity hopefuls competing in the latest series of TV talent show Strictly Come Dancing
He was more at home on the cricket pitch. It was going to be a battle for him to master the smooth moves of dancing
But his partner Karen Hardy pushed him to succeed. They had their fallings out, but always got over them - and made an excellent team!
By November, Mark looked like he was really enjoying himself. Karen's teaching was doing the trick...
It wasn't long before Mark had mastered complicated moves - and was pulling them off with style
In December, he really began to shine. Check out his grace and poise!
After a nail-biting final, Karen and Mark are named the champions of Strictly Come Dancing
They lift the trophy, surrounded by family and friends and the show's host, Bruce Forsyth
Spare a thought for the runner-up. Rugby star Matt Dawson proved he was a twinkle toes on the dancefloor as well!
He made his name as an international rugby star, so it was quite a thing for him to tackle dancing
But the night belonged to Mark and Karen. They were on top of the world!