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Di Angelo suffered an attack of nerves and forgot his steps two weeks ago but the judges gave him four 10s for his waltz in the semi-final a week later, putting him in the final ahead of the Blue Peter presenter Gethin Jones.
Strictly Come Dancing is back for a new series, minus Arlene Phillips but boasting former contestant Alesha Dixon as a judge. We take a look at the favourites and the no-hopers.
Joe Calzaghe, 37 – partner Kristina Rihanoff Welshman Calzaghe, a retired boxer and undefeated world champion with 46 wins at super-middleweight and light-heavyweight, retired from the sport in February.
Ricky Whittle, 27 – partner Natalie Lowe A promising footballer as a youth – he was scouted by Arsenal and Celtic – Whittle’s ambitions were ended by injury, whereupon he turned to modelling.
Later he appeared in Sky One’s footballing drama Dream Team and moved to Hollyoaks in 2006.
So, while celebrity competitors are busy perfecting their Jives, Sambas, Foxtrots and more ahead of Saturday's semi-final, it is time to take a nostalgic look back through those iconic red show curtains.