Oldham's Kelvin Fletcher has won Strictly Come Dancing with his dance partner Oti Mabuse.

The former Emmerdale star and Mabuse beat Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden, and Emma Barton and Anton Du Beke, in the live final of the series after being voted for by the public.

Fletcher – who was a late addition to the series, replacing Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing when he was forced to pull out due to injury – broke down in tears as he and Mabuse were awarded the Glitterball Trophy.

He said: “I am absolutely speechless. I did not expect that, it’s just been such a privilege to be here.

“I think this show represents everything that is amazing with this country, I think the people personify what is great and it’s just been an absolute privilege.”

He added, to Mabuse: “Thank you for the most amazing experience of my life. Thank you to Emma and Karim, Anton and Amy, and all the pros and all the celebs, the judges, everybody at home who has supported me, I feel so proud to be part of this, so thank you.”

Mabuse, through tears, said: “I’ve been on this show for five years and I have never ever met any celeb who gives his heart, his soul…

“If something is not working we stay in training and rehearse, not because he wanted to win but because he genuinely, genuinely loves dancing, and for me that is the best gift and the best ending to my year, so thank you."