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Baker Beaten

Well, how's this for an upset. X Factor winner Matt Cardle might have taken the Christmas number one slot, but it's not all good news for handsome reality-TV Matts. Favourite Matt Baker has lost out in the Strictly Come Dancing final to Eastender Kara Tointon.

Kara - who danced with beefy Russian Artem Chingvintsev - edged out Baker - and third-placed Pamela Stephenson - in a close final. Though Baker was firm favourite going into the final, Tointon stole the show with a performance that won her her first 10 out of 10 score, from judge Craig Revel-Horwood.

Tointon took a moment to thank Chingvintsev, saying, 'I have made the most fantastic friend for life'. Friend? Yeah, right. Kara admitted weeks ago she fancies him, so now the competition's over, everyone expects them to become a couple. A winner's trophy and a new boyf - not a bad weekend for our Kara...

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