PICTURES: 750 pack into Dundee hotel as pals crowned Strictly Come Prancing champions

The glitz and glamour of the ballroom came to the Apex Hotel on Saturday night as 11 couples locked horns in a spectacular dancefloor battle for the Strictly Come Prancing 2018 title.

In front of a crowd of about 750 people, one of the biggest charity events ever held in the city took place in the venue’s sparkling marquee, raising thousands of pounds for Help for Kids.

Friends Derek Miller and Jenni MacFarlane, from Ballumbie, were named as the winners after a dance-off with Mark Dunlop and Kelly Leslie.

After some 70-plus tables had been well fed, the dancing got under way, but not before head judge Brian – standing in for Gok Wan – had entertained with a few jokes to get the crowd going, including a blast of his famous “it’s a puppet” catchphrase.

The audience was brought to life as the couples began their routines.

Couples were voted through to the dance-off through a combination of their judges’ scores and money donated by their supporters, before the judging panel – also featuring Alexandra Hare, Conner Harvey and Kezia Miskell-Reid – named their winner.

For more pictures from Strictly Come Prancing 2018 see today’s Evening Telegraph.