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Strictly Inverness winners "can't wait to do it all again next year"

By Imogen James

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Penny O'Brien and Adam Crichton. Pictures: Gary Anthony
Penny O'Brien and Adam Crichton. Pictures: Gary Anthony

PENNY O'Brien and Adam Crichton won the much-loved charity competition Strictly Inverness on Saturday night.

The pair performed two dances - an up-beat jive and more emotional dace to a song from The Greatest Showman which bagged them three 10s from the judges.

They also earned the most public votes which made them the winners.

Penny (27), a careers adviser, signed up for the challenge in 2020 and finally made it to the stage.

Penny and Adam with their trophy.
Penny and Adam with their trophy.

She wanted to raise funds for the hospice and enjoyed getting back into the training.

Speaking of the win, Miss O'Brien said: "It was absolutely amazing, a very overwhelming weekend but so much fun and just so must support from everyone the entire weekend. I loved absolutely every second of it start to finish. It was brilliant.

Penny and Adam performing after their win.
Penny and Adam performing after their win.

"I did not expect the win. Everyone was so good the whole weekend and both nights were strong competition.

"The best part of it was when we got to dance after they announced the win and all the team was on the stage with us."
Despite the five-month training, she said it was all worth it.

She continued: "I was so stressed with it all but it was so worth it. I can't wait to do it all again next year!"

Adam (21), a police officer in Inverness, echoed the same sentiment, and hopes to make the event an annual thing in his calendar.

He added: "I felt shocked when we won. The competition was just so good and the level was unbelievable so the fact that me and Penny managed to win such a competitive competition was just amazing.

"I have two left feet but Penny has been amazing through it and carried me through it."

His mum was in the crowd watching Adam and his brother Scott Crichton who also made it to the finals.

Adam said the support was amazing and he could not thank everyone enough.

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