Settling in for the Strictly Final

Is exciting. The last two finals have been edge-of-the-seat stuff, and a highlight of my Christmas break. I’m not sure tonight’s will be quite so tense – Alesha is ‘Manchester United’ to Matt’s ‘Watford’ according to the head judge, and it’s hard to disagree – but anything can happen on the night (muppetgate!) and it’ll be easy to get caught up in it.

Should be spectacular entertainment, too: they’re both performing five dances – five! – but it’ll likely come down to the show dances, always difficult to enjoy on first viewing as your heart’s in your throat hoping they don’t make a mistake.

I don’t want it to be over, though – with the results show on a Sunday I’ve had a Strictly fix (not to mention Claudia) every day since October. January may be bleak.