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Strictly winner Hamza filmed doing advanced dance routine 12 years ago

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    Strictly Come Dancing star Hamza Yassin has been spotted showing off his impressive moves in an unearthed clip from 12 years ago.

    The 32-year-old presenter and cameraman and his professional partner Jowita Przystal were crowned the winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2022 over the weekend.

    He was described on the show has having "no dance experience" but footage has come to light of Hamza doing an "advanced" dance routine.

    READ MORE: Hamza Yassin hits back at Strictly 'fix claims' following 'incredible' show victory

    In pictures and footage obtained by the Mirror, the BBC star can be seen performing a Pasa Doble at Bangor University Dance Club's show alongside his fellow students.

    Hamza's former class mate told the publication: "For the BBC to continue insisting he is a complete novice even when faced with hard evidence in the form of a video of him performing an 'advanced' Paso Doble feels extremely misleading.

    "Yet the mistruths were still being aired on Saturday’s show."

    It comes after an emotional Jowita told viewers on home after winning the competition that Hamza "came here on the show with no dancing ­experience, with pigeon toes, and he made it."

    The BBC has declined to comment on Hamza’s university dancing and Hamza’s spokesman share that "he took part in two amateur dance performances".

    Hamza and Jowita won Strictly despite finishing bottom in the judges' scoring for the final.

    He was up against Fleur East, Helen Skelton and Molly Rainford and their partners.

    Hamza had been a firm favourite with fans of the BBC show throughout the series, but the fact that he did not perform to his best in the final prompted some to scream "fix" on social media platforms afterwards.

    However, the TV personality decided to ignore such comments and took to Instagram to offer his thoughts on the victory.

    "I am still trying to comprehend what happened last night," he confessed on Sunday (December 18) evening before hailing Jowita as an "angel disguised as a human being" and a "ray of sunshine".

    He went on to add: "Thank you for your trust and guidance throughout this incredible journey.

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    "You shone a light for me that got me through some tough weeks and you have been by my side every step of the way.

    "You will go on to do great things in your life. It was my pleasure to be your student. I will forever be grateful for how you have changed my life."


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