THE FINAL of Strictly Come Dancing 2018 will be on our screens this weekend, with the public awaiting eagerly to see who will come away with the trophy.

The shows finale will air on BBC One at 6.30pm on Saturday, and either Stacey Dooley, Joe Sugg, Faye Tozer or Ashley Roberts will walk away with the Strictly Glitterball Trophy.

As the country gets ready for Strictly, Southampton has it’s very own ballroom dancing champion.

Lauren King, a Wildern School pupil, competed at Disneyland Paris with her dance partner Adam Parry, and they came away as Open World National Amateur Ballroom champions.

The 15-year-old said: “Dancing at the World Championships at Disney is such an amazing experience.

“It was down to the final two places between us and a couple from Belgium.

“We were so thrilled when we were announced as the winners and felt proud standing there as our national anthem played.

“It’s the best Christmas present ever.”

The Hedge End resident and Adam, from Shaftesbury, in Dorset, train at A&L Dance Academy in Hedge End and compete almost every weekend in the UK or abroad.

Alex and Lisa Ivanets from A&L Dance Academy said: “We are so proud of Adam and Lauren, they have worked so hard and the hard work has paid off to become world champions 2018.

“We are proud coaches that a local girl from Hedge End who started in our academy seven years ago has come so far.”

The duo have been dancing together for three years, and this was their third time competing in Paris.

The pair are both currently preparing to sit their GCSE’s, and they have had to try and squeeze in their mock exams alongside training and competing.

According to Lauren’s mum, the pair “were absolutely thrilled to come home as champions.”