Bill Bailey, the champion of Strictly Come Dancing 2020, has uncovered there was a at the rear of-the-scenes mishap throughout the show’s stay finale on Saturday (19 December).
The comic spoke about the around-accident on Lorraine, saying he practically prompted a fire on the established following he and fellow finalist Jamie Laing skipped their “count-on” at the start of the episode.
“The phase manager mentioned, ‘No, I will rely you in,’” recalled Bailey. “We stated OK… and then Jamie and I were like, ‘We are high-quality concerning the two of us we can depend to eight.’
“And just as I claimed that, I kicked in excess of a single of the pyrotechnic boxes, tripped over that and virtually fell down the stairs. I was like, ‘We cannot be remaining by yourself for a next.’”
He continued: “I considered that would be a great way to start the show – Bill Bailey has ignited his trousers and the fire alarm goes off, and I drop in excess of and set hearth to the studio.”
Bailey received this year’s collection with his professional husband or wife Oti Mabuse, beating runner-ups Laing, Maisie Smith and HRVY.
In a 5-star evaluate of the finale, The Impartial’s Emma Bullimore wrote of Bailey: “The nation fell in appreciate with the offbeat comedian in excess of the past handful of weeks, as he shook off any recommendation of being a joke act.
“Working his sequinned socks off for each and every dance, from a Metallica-themed tango to his epic ‘Rapper’s Delight’ road dance, he proved it is not just whippersnappers who can waltz.
“When the showdance came, he channelled the theatrics of Freddie Mercury, dancing to the ‘The Show Need to Go On’. ‘We Are the Champions’ would have been more apt.”