“If something’s not working we stay in training and rehearse, and not because we wanted to win, but because he genuinely, genuinely loved dancing.
“And for me that is the best gift and the best ending to my year, so thank you so much!”
Kelvin was drafted in at the last minute to replace Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing, who pulled out after injuring himself during the launch show.
Strictly Come Dancing will be back in the new year as a new set of celebrities vye for the highly-coveted Glitterball Trophy.
Here is a list of the couples and the songs and dances:
- Debbie McGee and Kevin Clifton – Quickstep to ‘Jingle Bells’
- Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Márquez – The Jive to ‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus’ by The Jackson 5
- Chizzy Akudolu and Graziano Di Prima – Cha Cha to ‘Get the Party Started’ by P!nk
- Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell – Street Commercial to ‘Sleigh Ride’ by The Ronettes
- Mark Wright and Janette Manrara – Salsa to ‘Christmas Wrapping’ by The Waitresses
- Richard Arnold and Luba Mushtuk – Foxtrot to ‘You’re a Mean One, Mr Grinch’ by Albert Hague
The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special 2019 airs on BBC One tonight at 4.40pm