Strictly Come Dancing professional partners Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone have said they are "delighted" to be the joint winners of the Rear of the Year award in the UK.

The ever-modest Simone said he had been waiting "all my life" to win and said his Strictly colleagues would be "devastated" by his triumph.

"I think it was about time," he said. "I haven't seen any other men with amazing rears like me, so I don't have much competition. My bum is eternal. It will last forever."

Cacace said: "Normally we have to really work hard to win something, so to actually be awarded without even knowing is really satisfying."

She added: "I think it's really lovely to actually be known for what you do, and be recognised for our dancing is incredible, and we're so thankful to the audiences more than anything who come and watch our show Midnight Tango.

"We're doing what we love because of them so we're eternally grateful."

"Most of the people who come and see the show - they come for me really. It's my rear," added Simone.