Strictly Come Dancing final watched by more than 12 million

BBC1 dance competition, won by Abbey Clancy, draws lowest audience for a final since 2009

A peak audience of more than 12 million viewers saw Abbey Clancy win Strictly Come Dancing but it was the BBC1 show's lowest audience for a final since 2009.

Clancy beat BBC Breakfast presenter Susanna Reid and Coronation Street's Natalie Gumede in one of the closest-fought finals for years.

The main show averaged 11.5 million viewers, a 48.1% share of the audience on Saturday night, from 6.30pm, with a five-minute peak of 12.3 million.

The results show, at 8.40pm, averaged an identical audience, of just under 11.5 million, a 45.8% share, with a peak of 12.6 million.

It was down on the 12.4 million who watched last year's final, and the 11.9 million who watched last year's results show in which Olympian Louis Smith was crowned champion.

Saturday's climax to the show's 11th series was the lowest rating final since BBC presenter Chris Hollins won
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