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Emma Nevin

Carl Mullan crowned RTE Dancing with the Stars champion

RTE 2fm star Carl Mullan and his dance partner Emily Barker have been crowned the winner of this year's Dancing with the Stars.

Tonight's final saw some incredible dances as Carl and fellow finalists Suzanne Jackson, Brooke Scullion and Damian McGinty took to the dance floor for the last time.

The Judges Choice was the first dance of the evening for each couple as the judges wished to see a previous dance for a second time. Carl and Emily performed their Paso Doble from Week two again with Carl being delighted to dance to U2's Beautiful Day for a second time.

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Judges' scores didn't count tonight so while the public vote was open, the finalists performed their showdance in a last bid to win the glitterball. There were no rules, no dance styles so each celebrity got a chance to showcase everything they have learnt throughout the series.

Carl and Emily dedicated their showdance to his Nana on her first anniversary. Their emotional dance was to Celestial by Ed Sheeran.

And following the announcement of his victory, Carl thanked everyone for their love and support. He said: “Ais has been such a rock. My whole family.

"Thank you so much for all the love and support online and in the streets. Emily, I’m so buzzing we won this for you. You deserve this.”

Meanwhile partner Emily said: “This is a dream. I’ve waiting so long for this moment. Six seasons. Carl has been a dream to work with.”

All couples from tonight’s grand final will be interviewed on The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTE Radio 1 tomorrow morning.


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