Strictly Come Dancing final is watched by 12m
Harry Judd (second from right) won this year's Strictly
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Monday, 19, Dec 2011 10:49
By Neal Wallace
The finale of Strictly Come Dancing was watching by 12 million viewers on Saturday (December 17th).
An average of 12.2 million tuned in to see McFly drummer Harry Judd take the crown at Blackpool's Tower Ballroom, with Waterloo Road star Chelsee Healey finshing second.
Official figures have shown that this year's show drew a bigger proportion of the TV audience, 48 per cent, compared to 46 per cent in 2010.
The viewing figures, however, were down slightly on last year's show which saw 13 million people watch both the final and the results shows.
For the first time, this year's final was shown in 3D on the BBC HD channel at a few selected cinemas in the UK.
Judd was voted the winner by the audience and also by the judges, who scored him a maximum of 40 points on his first two dances of the series.
On winning the dancing contest he said: "I have just had the most incredible experience. I have been on the best show on TV and I am just honoured."