The Strictly stars that SHOULD have won every series

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Will the right person win Strictly Come Dancing 2017?

Right now, it's hard to tell. The odds keep changing, viewers are divided and the scores really seem to depend on whatever mood the judges are in that day. So yeah, it's fair to say this could still be anyone's race. However, whatever happens, we doubt everyone will be happy with the end result. Let us explain...

Now, we'd obviously never say any of the show's previous winners didn't deserve the Glitterball Trophy. They won fair and square. But there have been other celebs that were perhaps a little more deserving – if you ask us, anyway.

Here, we take a look back at the stars that should have won Strictly Come Dancing every single series. Let us stress, we're not saying the actual winners weren't any good, we just think this lot were massively overlooked.

Series 14

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Who won? Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton

Who should have won? Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse

Why? Erm... Do we really need to explain this one? Danny had been the favourite to win all series but was pipped to the post at the last minute. Sure, Ore may have delivered the strongest performance in the final, but Danny was a flawless dancer throughout the competition and so surely that made him the more deserving winner?

Series 13

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Who won? Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani

Who should have won? Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice

Jay is one talented dancer, but ballroom isn't just about the moves, it's about chemistry! And while we loved watching him dance with Aliona, Georgia had actual chemistry with Giovanni. In fact, the couple started dating after the series finished and he even put a ring on it. Well, a "commitment" ring, not an engagement ring, but you get out point.

Series 12

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Who won? Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev

Who should have won? Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton

Frankie was a strong contender throughout series 12, but she didn't quite deliver during the live final. When the Saturdays singer announced she was pregnant shortly afterwards, fans couldn't help but wonder if that may have had something to do with her decision to not experiment with more daring moves – there's something to think about...

Series 11

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Who won? Abbey Clancy and Aljaž Škorjanec

Who should have won? Susanna Reid and Kevin Clifton

Okay, Abbey was the better dancer, but Susanna just seemed like she worked so much harder and wanted to win that much more. And can you imagine how jealous her Good Morning Britain co-host Piers Morgan would have been if she'd won? That alone makes Susanna the more deserving winner, surely?

Series 10

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Who won? Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace

Who should have won? Kimberley Walsh and Pasha Kovalev

Not only do we think Kimberley should have won, but so does former winner Harry Judd. During an interview with Express Online, he explained: "I thought Louis Smith was really good, but it was time for a woman to win." We couldn't agree more.

Series 9

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Who won? Harry Judd and Aliona Vilani

Who should have won? Chelsee Healey and Pasha Kovalev

We're going to be honest here. Harry did deserve to win, but it was such a close race. His average score for the series was 35.6, while Chelsee's was 35.3. Talk about splitting hairs.

Series 8

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Who won? Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev

Who should have won? Ann Widdecombe and Anton du Beke

Kara was a great winner, but Ann is legendary! She wasn't just talented entertaining on the dance floor, but her comebacks to the judges were brilliant. Ann, you were definitely robbed that year.

Series 7

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Who won? Chris Hollins and Ola Jordan

Who should have won? Ricky Whittle and Natalie Lowe

Now this really was a Strictly injustice. Unlike Ann, Ricky genuinely was talented, to the point where we weren't sure whether he or Natalie was supposed to be the professional dancer. He was favourite to be champion all season until Chris won over the public with an energetic Charleston at the last hurdle. Gutted.

Series 6

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Who won? Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup

Who should have won? John Sergeant and Kristina Rihanoff

Yes, we know Tom was amazing. But come on. How epic would it have been if John had won Strictly that year instead? While he wasn't everyone's cup of tea, we can still remember his Paso Doble like it was yesterday. We can't say the same for Tom's routines (sorry Tom!).

Series 5

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Who won? Alesha Dixon and Matthew Cutler

Who should have won? Kelly Brook and Brendan Cole

Alesha, we love you, but firstly, you did ditch Strictly for Britain's Got Talent, which was pretty harsh. Secondly, if Kelly hadn't dropped out of the competition, we have a suspicion that you might not have won the show that year. Just saying...

Series 4

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Who won? Mark Ramprakash and Karen Hardy

Who should have won? Louisa Lytton and Vincent Simone

Mark definitely deserved the Glitterball Trophy, but we can't help feeling that Louisa was overlooked that year. She was a great dancer and even went on to represent the nation in the Eurovision Dance Contest 2008, finishing in ninth place. What do you say to that, Mark?

Series 3

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Who won? Darren Gough and Lilia Kopylova

Who should have won? Zoë Ball and Ian Waite

Zoe was awesome and the Beeb knew it too – hence why they asked her, not Darren, to front Strictly: It Takes Two. We can just about remember Darren on the show if we're being honest. Seriously, how did Zoe not win?

Series 2

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Who won? Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennett

Who should have won? Julian Clary and Erin Boag

Julian wasn't the most talented dancer we've ever seen on Strictly, but his razor sharp tongue certainly got people talking. His comebacks to Craig were absolutely hilarious. On one occasion, he even referred to the judge as "the particularly ugly one on the end". Lol. We understand why he didn't get the Glitterball Trophy but the man deserves some kind of award for the comedy he delivered.

Series 1

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Who won? Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan Cole

Who should have won? Christopher Parker and Hanna Karttunen

EastEnders star Christopher got off to a rocky start when he performed a very questionable Paso Doble in week one. It was so bad that the dance is now one of the most memorable moments from the series to date. But following that hiccup, he went on to get better and better and made it all the way to the final. Yes, he may have been a far cry from the King of Latin, but he tried so hard. Top marks for effort!

The Strictly Come Dancing 2017 final is on BBC One, Saturday December 16 at 6.30pm

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