People's Strictly for Comic Relief contestant Anna Kennedy will find out on Friday evening if she has been crowned winner.
The 54-year-old Uxbridge mum amazed millions watching TV on Wednesday evening (March 11) with her stunning Charleston dance performed with partner Robin Windsor.
A public vote, which opened and closed on Wednesday, will decide which of the six contestants triumph, with the winner being announced on the live Comic Relief show on Friday (March 13) and receiving the hallowed Glitter Ball.
The show features six everyday heroes who have battled through adversity to achieve great things.
Mrs Kennedy set up Hillingdon Manor School, in Harlington Road, in 1999 after struggling to find suitable education for her two autistic sons and has co-founded two other schools for people with special needs.
The penultimate edition of the special Strictly series saw contestants dance in front of regular judges Len Goodman, Darcy Bussell, Bruno Tonioli, and special judge Anton du Beke.
Mrs Kennedy was the last to perform and received top scores from each judge, who lavished her with praise and described her dance as “electrifying” and “perfect”.
The tributes continued from her dance partner, who said: “I have never met anybody more inspirational. This wonderful lady sleeps for three hours a night and she comes into my rehearsal every day with more energy that I could ever imagine.”
The show finished with a group dance featuring all the contestants.
Speaking on Thursday, Mrs Kennedy told getwestlondon: “The support I have had has been amazing. I was nervous because I didn’t want to let anyone down.
“The autism community has been right behind me and absolutely amazing.
"I felt this huge pressure because I was flying the flag for the autism community.”
She now has her fingers crossed she wins the vote, saying: “It would be nice to win the Glitter Ball, not just for myself but for my two sons, for Robin and for the whole autism community.”