After one of the closest finales in the history of Dancing with the Stars, Jordan Fisher and partner Lindsay Arnold (pictured above) were crowned the winners of Season 25 of ABC's still-vital competition series. Fisher and Arnold narrowly beat out competitors Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas (pictured below, right), along with Frankie Muniz and partner Witney Carson (below left), to take home the specially designed silver 25th season Mirror Ball trophies. “Can I set this down for a second?" asked an ecstatic Fisher after the show. "This thing is so heavy!"
"I can't put this into words," an equally thrilled Arnold said of the win. "I've come close, but to finally take it with Jordan means more than I can even say."
Both winners insisted the first place of residence for their trophies would be their Thanksgiving tables before assigning permanent homes for them. "Oh, and the tour bus for a while," Arnold added. "We'll be taking them on the road with us." News that the both Fisher and Muniz will be joining the upcoming DWTS tour was announced last night.
For Fisher, it was the 12-weeks of dedication he applied to the competition to receive the ultimate payoff that was the most rewarding aspect of the entire experience. “Putting 12 weeks of blood, sweat and tears into something and [winning] the Mirror Ball is amazing!” he told MediaVillage. “This is so freaking cool, along with the bond, love and trust [Lindsay and I] have for each other … this exceeds so much in life and that's the thing I am taking away from this!"
Arnold noted that amidst all the joy there were moments of pressure, simply due to the fact that Fisher was consistently outstanding. "People put pressure on us and would say, ‘How are you going to win, Jordan? You are too good so how will you get better?’” she said. "But he came out, got better and tonight was amazing."
All of the competitors from Season 25 returned last night for one last dance -- none more memorably than Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran (pictured above in red).
The crowd loved it (see below).
Apart from the actual win, getting the chance to continue dancing is something the winners can't wait to do as a part of the Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up the Night tour, kicking off on December 30 in Charlotte, NC, and finishing on March 18, 2018, in Los Angeles.
"We have two weeks off and then back to rehearsals for the tour," Arnold explained. "Honestly, the best part of ending a season is getting to dance on the road for 11 weeks. We are dancing for fun and not being judged and it feels so good to do that."
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