Strictly champ Bill Bailey hangs out of car window with his Glitterball trophy and makes devil horns after final win

STRICTLY winner Bill Bailey celebrated his final win by hanging out a car window with his Glitterball trophy and flashing some devil horns.

The heavy metal-loving comedian made an exit worthy of any legendary rocker as he pulled away from Elstree Studios.

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The 55-year-old wore a flat cap, green face mask and a dark jacket as he showed off his mirrored trophy.

Ignoring the rainy conditions, Bill out his window down and made sure everyone got a glimpse of his prize.

There were smiles and thumbs up from his partner Oti, as well as fellow finalists HRVY, Maisie Smith and Jamie Laing.





But the night belonged to Bill, who went from a rank outsider at the beginning of the show to the oldest ever Strictly winner.

Tears streaked double Glitterball champ Oti's face after hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman announced the couple as winners.


She jumped for joy and was left wide-eyed over the victory, while Bill looked stunned as he raised his hands to his head.

The suited pair hugged and screamed before putting their hands on the prestigious telly prize.

While Oti's sister Motsi was left sobbing behind her judging desk, overjoyed for her younger sibling's unlikely win at the end of the most difficult Strictly series ever.

Bill was lauded as an inspiration to “Dad dancers” after his extraordinary progress during the series from a novice to a ballroom winner.


He beat the record of the oldest champion by 13 years — Holby City actor Joe McFadden was 42 when he lifted the Glitterball Trophy in 2017.

His odds at one point with the bookies were 66-1.

After being announced the winner, Bill said: “It feels surreal, it feels extraordinary, it feels wonderful. I never thought we would get this far.”

He thanked dance partner Oti Mabuse saying “she turned me into a dancer”.

Oti said to Bill: “I think you are amazing, remarkable.

“You just put your heart into everything, you put your soul into everything.

“You’re in your world, but I love your world. Thank you for being a friend, a father figure to me, a brother and for this (the trophy).”

Bill, who is married to Kristin and has a 17-year-old son Dax, told earlier how the show had changed his life and made him stronger.


He said: “I think that certainly Strictly has added a bit of spice to my day job.

“It gives you a degree of toughness. Dancing live on television in front of millions of people is one of the most nerve-wracking things I think I’ve ever done.

“And I’ve done a few things. I’ve jumped out of planes, I’ve been sky diving, I’ve whitewater rafted, I’ve played in front of thousands of people at rock festivals.

“But this is something totally different."

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