…and then there was one!
You can usually count on Dancing with the Stars to be as entertaining a competition as it is difficult, but Season 23 will go down as one of the greatest in reality TV history.
Not only was the cast stacked with more high profile talent than normal, but even the fodder managed to give the actual competitors a run for their money!
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However, after the rather shocking eliminations of Ryan Lochte, Amber Rose, and Terra Jolé already this season, that left just four couples remaining going into Monday night's Finale Part 1.
Fans of the ABC reality show were stunned to see Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko get the boot just ahead of Tuesday night's true finale — but that meant the Mirrorball Trophy was finally in reach for either Laurie Hernandez, James Hinchliffe, or Calvin Johnson, Jr.!
But in the end, the winning pair of DWTS 23 was none other than…
Laurie Hernandez & Val Chmerkovskiy!!!
We couldn't be more proud!
Although, now we have to wait FOUR MORE MONTHS until we see who'll be fighting it out in Season 24… but hopefully Laurie's win will be enough to hold us over.
Congrats again, you two!!
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