Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani – Dancing with the Stars All-Stars Champs!
The first ever couple to lift the coveted mirrorball trophy on the all-star version of Dancing with the Stars has been named – they are reality TV star Melissa Rycroft and her professional dancing partner Tony Dovolani.
The news broke on the live results show on ABC as the 15th season of the hit show shimmied its way to a close, and was announced by co-hosts Brooke Burke and Tom Bergeron. Cue much shock, emotion and hugging!
Success was all the sweeter for the winners given that, of the three female finalists, Rycroft was unique in never having won a Dancing with the Stars title, while her partner also took the crown for the first time – after 14 seasons of competing!
In the eighth season, the pair had had to content themselves with third place.
The results were based on a combination of judges’ scoring points after three finale performance rounds, and home viewer votes.
Second place went to gold medallist gymnast Shawn Johnson and partner Derek Hough.
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