The day of the Strictly Come Dancing 2023 final is here.

After 12 weeks of performances, it all comes down to this as Layton Williams (Bad Education), Bobby Brazier (EastEnders) and Ellie Leach (Coronation Street) and their professional partners battle it out for the Glitterball Trophy and to be crowned Strictly Come Dancing 2023 champions.

The trio will each perform three routines with their professional partners - one chosen by the judges, their favoutite and a show dance - during the Strictly grand finale on Saturday (December 16) night.

Leach and her partner Vito Coppola have chosen their American smooth to Ain’t That A Kick In The Head by Robbie Williams as their favourite dance.

They will also perform their dramatic paso doble to Insomnia by 2WEI again with their show dance set to be a Jennifer Lopez megamix.

Williams and his partner Nikita Kuzmin have picked their Argentine tango to Tattoo by Loreen as their favourite dance, which received a score of 39 last time they performed it during the Blackpool special.

The judges have also selected for them to revisit their quickstep to Puttin’ On The Ritz by Gregory Porter from week two, which they received a score of 36 points for, and their show dance will be to Friend Like Me by Ne-Yo.

While Brazier and his partner Dianne Buswell will reprise their emotional couple’s choice routine which was dedicated to Brazier’s late mother Jade Goody - who died in 2009 aged 27 with cervical cancer.

The pair will also return to their samba to Young Hearts Run Free by Candi Staton, which the judges’ have picked for them, while their show dance will be a La La Land medley.

Cotswold Journal: Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola are favourites to take home the Glitterball Trophy on Saturday (December 16).Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola are favourites to take home the Glitterball Trophy on Saturday (December 16). (Image: BBC/PA)

What time is Strictly Come Dancing on tonight?

The Strictly Come Dancing 2023 final starts on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 7pm on Saturday, December 16. 

The Strictly final is set to run until 9.05pm, according to the Freeview TV guide.

Claudia Winkleman, who is one of the presenters on Strictly, said on her BBC Radio 2 show this morning that the announcement as to who wins the Glitterball Trophy should be made by her and fellow host Tess Daly at around 8.55pm.

Who will win Strictly Come Dancing 2023?

Leach is the favourite among bookmakers to win Strictly Come Dancing 2023 and take home the Glitterball Trophy. 

According to BetMGM, the Coronation Street star is priced at 1/18 odds making her an "overwhelming favourite to clinch the title".

Williams is second favourite with odds of 12/1 and Brazier third at 14/1.

Commenting ahead of the final, UK Director at BetMGM, Sam Behar, said: "As the Strictly Come Dancing final draws near, the stage is set for a dazzling display of talent and competition.

"Ellie Leach is our red-hot favourite. She’s been front runner for weeks after captivating audiences through our screens while on her dance journey. We fully expect her to take the Glitterball home.

"Following Annabel Croft’s departure, the two men battling for second and third are Layton Williams and Bobby Brazier – who have both showcased remarkable skill and determination over the past few weeks."

This year's winner will follow the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 winner - wildlife cameraman and presenter Hamza Yassin and his professional partner Jowita Przystal.

How to vote in the Strictly Come Dancing final

The Strictly judging panel of Anton Du Beke, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and head judge Shirley Ballas will offer their feedback and scores as guidance on each of tonight's performances.

But it will then be up to the public to decide if Williams, Brazier or Leach will be crowned the Strictly Come Dancing champions for 2023.

There are a number of ways to vote on Strictly Come Dancing, including online and by telephone. 

To vote online, head to the BBC website, and log into your BBC account. 

Once you are logged in, you can vote for your favourite Strictly Come Dancing contestants with your three votes.

Once you have chosen who gets your votes, you can click 'submit' and your celebrity will get your votes. 

To vote by phone, all you need to do is ring the number shown on screen during the Strictly Come Dancing final tonight. 

The Strictly Come Dancing final starts on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 7pm tonight (Saturday, December 16).