ULTIMATE STRICTLY Advent Calendar 2018

Saturday 1st December 2018

What better way to start the festive season than with an absolutely gorgeous Viennese Waltz from series 7 contestant Ali Bastian and her partner Brian Fortuna, danced to Please Come Home For Christmas.

Ali & Brian were a fabulous partnership, and especially strong in the ballroom dances in the seventh series of the competition, but due to an injured contestant dropping out the series part way through, there were only space for two couples in the final, and Ali & Brian were bottom in the pubic vote in the semi-final.

Through the competition, Ali developed into a beautiful ballroom dancer, and the highlight was in week 8 when she performed the first Viennese Waltz in Strictly history to be awarded the perfect 40.

It was no surprise they chose to to dance the VW again in the Christmas Special that year, when they scored another four 10s and and won the trophy for Christmas.