Claudia Winkleman tears up in emotional introduction to Strictly final

Claudia Winkleman appeared to be emotional during the live final of Strictly Come Dancing.

The 48-year-old television star thanked the Strictly team for putting the show together amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A moved Claudia introduced the show and said: "Now earlier this year we didn't know if Strictly could even happen, and tonight our audience is made up of the brilliant team that got us here.

She seemed to become choked up as she said: "Thank you so much."

"Thank you, team. Thank you all. If ever people needed cheering up, it's now", added presenter Tess Daly.

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