Chelsee Healey scores a perfect 10 in a backless dress while Nancy Dell”Olio and Alesha Dixon get it wrong at Strictly Come Dancing after-party
She may have come second in Britain”s best-loved dancing competition.
But Chelsee Healey was the clear winner in the wardrobe department after channelling some serious old Hollywood glamour for the Strictly Come Dancing after-party in Blackpool.
The Waterloo Road actress looked stunning in a backless, floor-length gown and seriously glamorous up-do.
Glamour: Strictly Come Dancing runner up Chelsee Healey looked stunning in a backless black dress with a splash of green sparkle
Winner: Healey put on a brave face to pose with McFly”s Harry Judd, left, who beat her to the Strictly trophy by just three points despite an amazing performance with showstopping outfits, right
Although the 23-year-old”s outfit was black, there was a flick of Strictly glamour in the form of a sash adorned with sparkling green sequins, that cascaded down her back.
Healey”s eye-makeup was swept up to meet a cluster of sequins glued to her cheekbones while chandelier earrings added extra sparkle to the actress”s outfit.
McFly”s Harry Judd won the contest by just three points but as usual Healey, who partnered with Pasha Kovalev, was her modest self.
Strictly BFFs: Healey tweeted a picture of her and Strictly judge Alesha Dixon from inside the after-party venue
What will I do now Healey tweeted her thanks to everyone on the show but lamented its end saying: “What am I going to do now their (sic) is no strictly”
“I”mreally proud of meself,” she said before adding: “To know people actually like me is really nice.”
Today the runner up took to her Twitter account to thank her fans and confess to not knowing what to do without Strictly.
She wrote: “Had the best time what am I going to do now their (sic) is no strictly 🙁 sad times xx can”t thank ever1 on the show enough costume m.up hair.”
Low score: Ousted Strictly star Nancy Dell”Olio poured herself into yet another rubber dress, this time in red, for the after-party
Hello my daarrrlings: Dell”Olio blows kisses to photographers before manoeuvring herself into the Blackpool venue
WhileHealey set an example of how to get it right on the red carpet, fellow competitor Nancy Dell”Olio and Strictly judge Alesha Dixon didn”t fare quite so well.
Dell”Olio, 50,poured her enviable figure into yet another rubber dress, this time in pillar-box red, while Dixon, 33, also chose a tight number in turquoise.
Italian-American Dell-Olio had earlier been spotted with fellow ousted competitor Holly Valance at Farnborough Airport waiting to board a private jet to the Strictly final this weekend.
Bad judgement: Strictly judge Alesha Dixon followed Dell”olio”s lead by wearing a tight, turquoise dress that sagged unflatteringly around her chest. She teamed it with baby pink heels
Purrrfect: Singer Jessie J leaves the Blackpool Tower Ballroom wearing a cat hat after singing at the Strictly final, left, while right, professional dancers Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace, pose after the show
Dell”Olio seems to favour tight, rubber dresses having worn a similar black one tothe Erotica 2011 festival last month and then again at the Kamiliya single launch party, held at Pulbrock & Gould in London earlier thismonth.
The red number she chose for theStrictly party was corseted at the front and showed off her ample cleavage,while her tiny frame was propped up on towering black Louboutins.
Dell”Olio also wore a disc necklace featuring a pair of puckered lips while her right hand was weighed down by a statement ring that was in danger of taking someone”s eye out.
Partners: Last year”s winner Kara Tointon looked chic in a teddy-bear fur jacket and skin-tight leggins as she was led by dancing partner and boyfriend Artem Chigvintsev, who this year was partnered with Holly Valance
Ready for a party: Singer Lulu, who blamed “too tall” dancing partner Brendan Cole for her Strictly exit, arrives for the party, left, while right, Anita Dobson, who went out in week nine, wraps up against the Blackpool chill
They”re back: Alex Jones, looks very festive in a red A-line jacket with silver buttons, left, while boxer Audley Harrison, right, kept warm in a long, black fur coat
12M WATCH STRICTLY FINALE
More than 12million viewers watched the Strictly Come Dancing finale last night, figures showed today.
The main programme drew an average 12.2million while the later results show – in which Harry Judd secured victory – was seen by 11.8million.
The figures were down slightly on the previous record-breaking year, when around 13million tuned in to both shows.
However the main show drew a bigger proportion of the TV audience – 48 per cent – than the 2010 equivalent (46 per cent), and they helped BBC1 to draw three times the peak time audience of ITV1, which screened a Harry Potter movie and a Westlife special.
Later the feisty property lawyer was spotted getting close to professional dancer Brendan Cole, while she drank a flute of champagne.
Meanwhile, Dixon also wore a tight, short dress for the after-party.
The sheeny number showed off her perfect pins but had a rather unflattering sag around her chest, like an old vest top.
She teemed the turquoise dress with baby pink platform shoes and dark nail polish.
Dixon was joined by men of the hour Strictly winner Judd and newly-crowned jungle king Dougie Poynter.
Before his winning dance, Judd had said: “I”ve been smiling all week. My Strictly experience has been one of the most important experiences of my life – I never thought I”d say that.
“Strictly has been refreshing and I”ve absolutely loved it. I”m very grateful.”
While bandmate Poynter said: “It”s like being a dad and watching your son play football for the first time. You think, “Oh, that”s my boy!””
Men of the moment: New king of the I”m A Celebrity jungle, McFly”s Dougie Poynter, left, celebrates bandmate Judd”s Strictly win
Dancing the night away: Astrologer Russell Grant, left, wore a signature waistcoat, this time in midnight blue, while, right, Jason Donovan, looked like he was heading to the gym in tracksuit bottoms and trainers
He and the other members of McFly hadstormed the dancefloor moments after hosts Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly announced the winners names.
SirBruce was left chasing the boy band off the floor as they interrupted the Glitterball ceremony in their rush to congratulate the 25-year-old drummer.
All the dancers, including singer Lulu, Anita Dobson, Russell Grant and Jason Donovan were out in force for the after-party after performing a group dance in the live final.
Professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev was also spotted with his girlfriend and last year”s Strictly winner Kara Tointon.
Strictly friends Dell”olio was spotted getting up close and personal with professional dancer Brendan Cole while she sank a flute of champagne at the after-show party