Camilla thanks Strictly Come Dancing for 'uplifting the nation'
Strictly Come Dancing’s 2020 series ended with a bang as millions of Britons tuned in to watch the final, where comedian Bill Bailey won. During one segment in which members of the public sent in videos about why they loved the BBC show, an unexpected royal face popped up. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, left viewers surprised as a virtual message she had pre-recorded was played.
In the clip, the Duchess said: “I think it’s just lifted our spirits, it’s lifted the whole country’s spirits.
“I’m very excited, I know who I’ll be voting for.
“I’d like, on behalf of everybody who watches Strictly, to say an enormous thank you to everybody.
“Everybody who’s been involved in this production, in this particularly difficult year, you have given everybody so much pleasure, and you’ve uplifted the nation.”
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Many people took to Twitter to speculate over who she voted for.
Lynne Bateson was interested in the royal’s favourite: “The big Strictly question is who did Camilla vote for?”
Another Twitter user speculated: “Camilla’s voting for Bill, isn’t she?”
Maz Yung tweeted: “Bit gutted we can’t since ‘Ol Chaz and Camilla watching Strictly on Gogglebox! Rolling on the floor laughing.”
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One user wrote: “Camilla’s message on Strictly tonight! She spoke for us all on the entertainment and joy the show gives us! Congratulations to all this year’s finalists, contestants and everyone behind the scenes!”
Another laughed: “Imagining Charles and Camilla sitting down and watching Strictly every Saturday is making me die.”
Ben Fuller added: “The BBC has worked hard to provide a glittery antidote to COVID-19 and lockdown with Strictly. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has just thanked all involved rightly so!”
Hilary Alexander said: “Great to see the Duchess of Cornwall congratulating Strictly! Well done, Camilla.”
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Greg Phillips joked: “Camilla and Anton Du Beke next year please!”
Ben Royston agreed: “Announce Camilla for Strictly 2021!”
Joanna Montgomery wrote: “Camilla Parker Bowles?! Jeez, Strictly’s gone up in the world.”
Siobhan added: “Awesome that they got Camilla on the show.”
Stewart expressed his excitement too: “OMG CAMILLA! I knew you were one of us!!!!!!”
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