Sam and dance partner Jorja Freeman opened the grand finale with an encore of their 'Mr Bojangles' jazz dance from week six, before going on to perform a freestyle number. Both dances earned an impressive 29 points each from the judges.
However, fans were left shocked by Sam’s surprise win, with many believing Courtney should have taken home the coveted glitter ball trophy.
'I mean Courtney Act has been on the top of her and this game throughout the whole series - but hey,' one person wrote on Twitter.
'Courtney, you are the winner in my eyes,' another viewer tweeted.