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Call the Midwife star Laura Main wins Children In Need’s Strictly Come Dancing

Call The Midwife (opens in new tab) star Laura Main (opens in new tab) and Brendan Cole (opens in new tab) were crowned the Children In Need (opens in new tab) Strictly Come Dancing winners 2015 after performing the Twist to Tutti Frutti.

Laura, who plays Shelagh Turner on the BBC One hit drama, beat her on-screen husband Stephen McGann (opens in new tab) and co-stars Jenny Agutter (opens in new tab) and Jack Ashton (opens in new tab) to bag the golden Pudsey glitterball trophy.

Call The Midwife star Laura Main and Brendan Cole are crowned Children In Need Strictly Come Dancing winners

Bruce  and Tess  present Laura and Brendan with their trophy(BBC)


Tess Daly (opens in new tab) was reunited with Sir Bruce Forsyth (opens in new tab) for only the second time since he hung up his black tie in April last year and the pair presented the prize to a delighted Laura.

“I feel great. It was such a group effort and we’ve had so much fun doing it,” she said.

Jenny and Stephen partnered with professionals Ian Waite (opens in new tab) and Joanne Clifton (opens in new tab) each danced a Waltz to Moon River, while Jack and partner Oti Mabuse (opens in new tab) also performed the Twist.

Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly on Children In Need

Bruce and Tess were reunited for the Children In Need Strictly special (BBC)


Judge Craig Revel Horwood (opens in new tab) praised Laura and Brendan’s routine as “clean, sharp and exciting”.

Despite being the charitable version of the dancing competition, Craig didn’t pull any punches when it came to the other competitors, comparing Stephen to the Hunchback of Notre Dame and blasting Jack as “kicking and flicking a little bit like a rugby player”.

Nothing could take the shine off the fundraiser, though, which raised £37.1million - the highest-ever on-the-night total.

Strictly Come Dancing (opens in new tab) continues with this year's contestants tonight on BBC1, 6.50pm.

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