Another year, another Glitterball trophy lifted - but 2022 did see a change in Strictly Come Dancing’s tradition as for the first time, three first-time dancing pros on the show found themselves in the finale - with just Gorka Marquez being a seasoned dancer on the show.
Vito Coppola, Carlos Gu and Jowita Przystał were all new to the series, with Jowita making history at the first woman pro to win in her first series - but how did the newcomers all manage to make it into the final?
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Chatting to HELLO!, Janette Manrara shared her theory of why they made it all the way to the end of the show, saying: "Fresh blood! I think they come, all of them come from directly that big competitive dance world where competition is intense. They just came from that so it’s fresh in their minds with that world of training and teaching and dancing and competition and sweating and sore muscles.
"They’re eager beavers, they want to impress. It’s a different world on Strictly, I think they definitely - from what I’ve heard from our chats with all of them - there’s a lot to learn still. The TV world and showbiz are very different from the competitive world. But in saying that, because they’re such phenomenal competitors, that’s why they fought so hard on this show and got as far as they did."
Molly and Carlos made it to the final
She concluded: "In saying that, every single professional on this show is equally as good as the other. Sometimes you have amazing partnerships that just click and work so well together."
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