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Last Updated: Saturday December 26 2009 12:31 GMT

Ali Strictly Christmas champion

Ali Bastian win Christmas Celebrity Strictly Come Dancing

Ali Bastian has been crowned Queen of the dancefloor in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.

The actress and her dance partner Brian Fortuna wowed the judges with their Viennese Waltz. They awarded the couple a perfect 40.

Ali was up against previous contestants - including series winner Chris Hollins and runner up Ricky Whittle.

When she won Ali said: I can't believe it. Thank you very much... This is fantastic."

The judges were full of praise for Ali.

Bruno Tonioli told her: "Ali, that was an impeccable Viennese waltz of supreme beauty. You're superb, you're a fantastic dancer, technique and artistry all there to be seen. Fabulous."

Their performance also won over the studio audience who voted for their favourite dance.

Other dancers

Series champ Chris Hollins danced a foxtrot to Santa Baby and runner up Ricky Whittle did the quickstep to Jingle Bells.

The show also featured former contestants Rachel Stevens, Austin Healey and Gethin Jones.

Semi- final

Ali Bastian was knocked out of the semi-final of this year's main competition - leaving Hollyoak actor Ricky Whittle and BBC Sports presenter Chris Hollins to battle it out.

In the end the 2009 title went to Chris Hollins.