The presenter, 51, put on a leggy display in a dazzling gold sequinned midi dress with a daring thigh-high slit.
Adding some matching accessories, Tess opted for a pair of metallic barely-there heeled sandals and earrings.
Wow: Tess Daly looked sensational for Strictly Come Dancing’s 2020 final on Saturday night as she wowed in a dazzling gold sequinned midi dress with a daring thigh-high slit
The presenter styled her signature blonde locks into a glossy blow-dried hairdo, she added a slick of glamorous make-up.
Tess took to Instagram ahead of Saturday’s episode to share a stunning snap of her ensemble.
Commenting on Boris Johnson’s announcement earlier on Saturday, where he dramatically cancelled Christmas for more than 17m people, the star said it was a ‘tough night’.
During his speech, the Prime Minister hit the panic button on a rampant new mutant strain of coronavirus as he put a third of England, including London and swathes of the home counties, into a brutal new ‘Tier 4’ from midnight.
Leading ladies: The presenter, 51, also shared a picture from the final rehearsal with her co-host Claudia Winkleman where they wore similar black ensembles
Tess penned: ‘One another tough night, I hope tonight’s finale dancers will bring a little joy to your TV screens ✨
‘Sending you and your loved ones health and happiness ❤️ Makeup @aimeeadamsmakeup, styling @jamesyardley, hair @christianvermaak,@zakwalton.’
Tess also shared a picture from the final rehearsal with her co-host Claudia Winkleman where they wore similar black ensembles.
Saturday’s final sees Bill and Oti, HRVY and Janette, Jamie and Karen and Maisie and Gorka perform three times to win viewers’ votes, the Judges Pick, their Showdance and their favourite dance of the series.
Despite facing challenges in the competition after finding herself in the dance off twice, Maisie previously said being on Strictly has shown her that she can be confident and ‘get over’ her self-doubts.
‘Tough’: Commenting on Boris Johnson’s announcement earlier on Saturday, where he dramatically cancelled Christmas for more than 17m people, the star said it was a ‘tough night’
Tier 4: During his speech, the Prime Minister hit the panic button on a rampant new mutant strain of coronavirus as he put a third of England, including London and swathes of the home counties, into a brutal new ‘Tier 4’ from midnight
She explained: ‘I have always had insecurities and I probably always will. Everyone has. But being on this show with the costumes and the dances and doing things completely out of my comfort zone, I have been thrown into the deep end so in a way it has helped me with my confidence.
‘On this show it goes so quick you don’t have time to say ‘I don’t feel comfortable’ you just have to go out there and do it. It has pushed me to get over it.
‘I try and feel happier with myself and it’s only been eight weeks but I already feel better about myself and I didn’t expect that to ever happen.’
The soap star has even juggled filming her scenes for EastEnders with training for the show, resulting in her still rehearsing at gone midnight.
Finalists: Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer, left, and Gorka Marquez and Maisie Smith, right, pictured
But her professional dance partner Gorka Márquez, 30, said the pair haven’t argued once, which is a triumph in itself according to ‘hormonal teen’ Maisie.
Gorka said: ‘It is funny because you know, so many hours in the same training room and you can get on each other’s nerves but funnily enough, even last week with the crazy schedule Maisie had, we both were like ‘it is what it is.’
Maisie added: ‘I’m a teenager, I’m hormonal but even still we have never bickered and that’s quite impressive!’
Bill also recently revealed he’s inspired Gavin and Stacey actor Rob Brydon to appear on the next series.
Line-up: Saturday’s finale will also see Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse, left, and HRVY and Janette Manrara, right, take to the dance floor one last time in a bid to win the Glitterball Trophy
The comedian hoped to break ‘dad dancing’ stereotypes by showing ‘blokes of his age’ that you can be taken seriously in the competition despite being in your mid 50s.
Professional dancer Oti Mabuse, 30, said she prepared the ‘simplest’ routine for Bill’s first appearance on the BBC show – but quickly realised her celeb partner was capable of far trickier steps.
She said: ‘When you come back as a reigning pro, you get someone that you can show a bit more personality…
‘The first day we went into a rehearsal and I did the simplest Cha Cha and he got it and I went ‘oh I might be in trouble, this might be a long season’ and I kept pushing and pushing and he did it. I didn’t expect it.
‘I spoke to the comedian Rob Brydon and he’s a big, big Strictly fan and he said for the first time when he watched it and saw Bill he thought ‘oh my goodness, if I did Strictly, there is a possibility that I could go far.’
‘Because he’s a respectable man and character in English society, if he ever came onto Strictly that would be something that he would want to do, be taken seriously and really give it his all and hopefully make it far.’
Bill added: ‘If that is the consequence of me being on this show then that’s wonderful. Blokes sometimes feel a bit self-conscious, particularly blokes of my age, they feel they’re going to be called the dad dancer and I think if me showing I can get out there and look a little bit more than somebody shuffling about then why not?
‘I would love to carry on dancing. It’s so much fun it is accelerating and liberating.’
Viewers have complimented Bill over his recent weight loss after eight weeks of dance training has left him with a slimmer physique.
Jamie was also praised by his partner Karen for her incredible body transformation following eight weeks of her rigorous dance training.
Karen, 38, said she’s ‘made a machine’ out of the Made In Chelsea star, 32, who now has ‘awesome abs’ as well as ‘amazing enthusiasm and energy’ that he brings to every performance.
Strictly cameo? Camilla is reportedly set to make a surprise cameo during the Strictly Come Dancing final on Saturday night (pictured with judge Craig Revel Horwood in 2017)
She said: ‘I’ve made a friend and I’ve made a machine now because he’s got awesome abs! I have never seen someone bounce back with such positivity and resilience.
‘It’s the whole mentality of it, during these times when everyone needs lifting and the fact he’s been able to lift me and himself at times, and lifting people at home with all his amazing enthusiasm and energy, I think that’s what’s brilliant about Jamie.
‘I’m so proud of him – with all those ups and downs he’s always managed to have a smile on his face.’
Jamie has escaped elimination four times after winning over the judges by being willing to better himself and take on their criticisms.
The TV personality has experienced mixed emotions – while he’s thrilled to have reached the final, he’s also found it ‘tough’ saying goodbye to his co-stars.
He said: ‘It is really tricky. This Strictly family, you do become a family, everyone talks about it but you really do.
Surprise: The Duchess of Cornwall, 73, will reportedly thank the hit BBC series for bringing ‘much-needed cheer’ (pictured doing her famous 2009 cha-cha-cha with judge Craig)
‘When one of your buddies goes and Ranvir, they’re true friends. It’s a weird combination because you obviously don’t want to go home but you don’t want someone else to go home.
‘It’s one of those things, it is tough and it is hard but it’s part of the show. If it was us at any point I would have stood there and said ‘you know what, fair enough, that is what happens, it’s part of the show.’
‘Some people now think we’re bribing the judges. It’s just we dance well.’
It was reported on Friday that Camilla would be making a surprise appearance during the final in a pre-recorded clip,
It came after Prince Harry surprised Strictly viewers earlier this series by making a surprise video appearance to support his friend and former contestant JJ Chalmers.
Camilla is said to be a ‘massive fan’ of the show and even ‘votes every week’ for her favourite dancing duo.
A source told The Sun: ‘Camilla’s team rang long before filming began and said she was a massive fan — and wanted to be on the show.
‘They said she would be happy to do anything, so when they asked her to film a cameo for the final, she leapt at the chance.’
They added: ‘She thanked Strictly for helping her get through the hell of 2020 and adding a bit of much-needed cheer.’
The source also claimed that Camilla ‘votes every week’ and has been ‘quite open’ to friends and family about her favourite contestant.
Although Camilla is said to have politely ‘declined’ to name her favourite when asked during her alleged video cameo, with ‘everyone speculating’ it is comedian Bill Bailey, 55.
Strictly Come Dancing final continues on BBC One.
Support: It comes after Prince Harry surprised Strictly viewers earlier this series by making a surprise video appearance to support his friend and former contestant JJ Chalmers
STRICTLY 2020 FINAL DANCES
Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez – Samba to Samba (Conga) by Gloria Estefan
HRVY and Janette Manrara – Jive to Faith by Stevie Wonder feat. Ariana Grande
Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse – Quickstep to Talk To The Animals by Bobby Darin
Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer – Charleston to Zero To Hero from Hercules
HRVY and Janette – Boogie Wonderland by Brittany Murphy
Bill and Oti – The Show Must Go On by Queen
Jamie and Karen – I’m Still Standing by Taron Egerton
Maisie and Gorka – We Need A Little Christmas by Idina Menzel
Jamie and Karen – Couple’s Choice to Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) by C+C Music Factory
Maisie and Gorka – Quickstep to When You’re Smiling by Andy Williams
HRVY and Janette – American Smooth to One (Singular Sensation) from A Chorus Line
Bill and Oti – Couple’s Choice to Rapper’s Delight from The Sugarhill Gang