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“Dancing with the Stars” has new champions!
(Spoiler Alert! This story contains the results of Tuesday’s “DWTS” Season 19 finale.)
For nearly a decade, Alfonso Ribeiro wanted to be on the show and take part in the quest for the mirrorball. On Tuesday night, he and professional partner Witney Carson scooped the top prize, becoming Season 19’s champs!
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The tears on his face spoke volumes.
“These are happy tears,” Alfonso told show host Tom Bergeron.
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Witney, who takes home her first mirrorball as a pro, was elated.
“He deserves this so much,” she said.
When Tom pointed out that she won too, she continued to give praise to her Season 19 partner.
“He’s one of the most hardworking people I’ve ever met and you deserve it so much,” she said. “I’m so proud of you.”
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Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas came in second.
“This has just been an amazing experience and I just want to say I’m so thankful to God, who has brought me this far in the competition,” Sadie told co-host Erin Andrews. “I feel like I’ve really accomplished what I wanted to accomplish on this show and I’m so glad it’s Alfonso. He deserves it.”
Janel Parrish and Valentin Chmerkovskiy came in third.
During the final round on the show – a routine the teams had just 24 hours to prepare – all three couples earned perfect scores.
— Jolie Lash
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