'Dancing with the Stars' Winners: The Complete List (2024)

By ETonline Staff

8:30 AM PST, December 10, 2023

Click through ET's gallery to see who took home the coveted Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy this season, and look back at all the previous Dancing With the Stars champions.

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Season 32: Xochitl Gomez and Val Chmerkovsky

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The actress and her pro partner won season 32 in 2023! The two closed out the finale with a truly epic freestyle that felt like a culmination of everything they'd brought to the stage throughout the season. The dance earned chanting and a standing ovation, as well as another perfect score -- marking the fourth perfect score they'd received in a row that season.

Their performances earned them the firstLen Goodman Mirrorball Trophy.


Season 31: Charli D'Amelio and Mark Ballas

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The TikTok superstar delivered perfect performance after perfect performance throughout the season, and during the finale, she managed to bring Derek Hough to tears with her freestyle routine. She and Mark were rewarded for all their hard work with this year's coveted Mirrorball trophy!Meanwhile, Gabby Windey and Val Cherkovskiy wound up as runners-up, Wayne Bradyand Witney Carson came in third, while, Shangela and Gleb Savchenkowound up in fourth place!


Season 30: Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach

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Iman made DWTS history in Season 30 when he becamethe first NBA player to make it to the finals and then doubled down when he and Daniella were named the new champions. The whole season came down toIman and Daniella and the season-long frontrunners JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson. After both couples delivered back-to-back flawless performances, it really was a clash of the dancing titans. However, Iman and Daniella came out victorious.

"Hats off to the work that we put in," Shumpert told ET's Lauren Zima after their big win. "I think we just put in a lot of hours and when it was time to perform, it got easy."

This also marked the first win for the dance pro as well, and while Shumpert said he "couldn't be happier" to take home the trophy, Karagach told ET that she couldn't think of someone "more deserving" to take homeDWTStop honor than the former basketball star.


Season 29: Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev

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The Bachelorette star's dreams of DWTS glory were realized when Season 29 came to a close. Longtime pro Artem Chigvintsev earned his first Mirrorball trophy, and the pair celebrated with tears and hugs.


Season 28: Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten

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Season 27: Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess

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Bobby and Sharna shocked the world when they were crowned the champions, beating out Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe, Disney Channel star Milo Manheim and Witney Carson, and Instagram star Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten.

Despite weeks of less-than-stellar scores, the pair got a ton of viewer votes and fan support, which propelled them to victory. The exciting win was so surprising that even Bobby and Sharna admitted they hard a hard time wrapping their heads around it.

"We were shocked," Bones told ET's Katie Krause after the show. "I cannot believe we won."

The victoryalso marked Burgess' first Mirrorball trophy in 12 straight seasons on DWTS, and the talented pro said she already knew what she planned to do with the award: "I think I'm probably going to hold it for quite awhile. It's really heavy, my arms are gonna be an amazing shape... [but] I'm gonna bring it with me everywhere for awhile."

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The Olympic figure skater and his pro partner took home the coveted Mirrorball trophy after four weeks of intense rehearsals and competitions in this all-athletes season of DWTS.

Rippon and Johnson faced off against NFL star Josh Norman and his pro partner Sharna Burgess, as well as Tonya Harding and her partner, Sasha Farber. And while all three couples danced their hearts out in the finals, Rippon and Johnson's season-long flawlessness earned them the big win.

Speaking with ET's Cameron Mathison after the finale, #TeamJustFriends opened up about their victory, andthe life-long bond they've forged during their time together on the show.

"This has been such an incredible experience, just pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, and more than that, getting to meet somebody who I'm gonna be friends with for the rest of my life," Rippon shared.

Season 25: Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold

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The Hamilton star and his dedicated pro partner took home the coveted trophy after a tough season of competition.

In the last night of the finals, Fisher and Arnold beat out Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas -- the season's runner-ups -- as well as third place finishers Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson.

The former Disney Channel star and his partner performed two flawless routines -- first a samba, and then a salsa/paso doble fusion -- both of which earned them perfect 30s in the final night of competition.

It was also announced during the show that both Fisher and Muniz will be joining the DWTS winter tour, Dancing with the Stars: Live! - Light Up the Night, alongside their partners and some of the show's most popular pros.

Season 24: Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater

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#TeamShadSquad were announced as the DWTS season 24 champions during Tuesday night's finals, happily accepting the coveted Mirrorball trophy and hopping into a car with hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.

Host Erin Andrews revealed the 32-year-old athlete spent a total of 362 hours in rehearsal, the most of any contestant on the show. “I push myself so hard, because working hard is all I know,” Rashad said. “I just wanted to come out here, get to know myself and fight for this.”

Luckily, the two will be dancing together over the summer. It was announced during the finale that Rashad is officially joining the DWTS Live! Hot Summer Nights tour, and will travel with the pro and troupe dancers for as long as he can, pending his No. 1 priority, football.

Season 23: Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy

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Fresh off her impressive victories at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with Team USA, the gymnast -- who won silver on the balance beam and gold in the women's team all-around -- returned to the United States just in time to compete for season 23 of the hit dance competition show. A standout from the beginning, Hernandez beat out former NFL pro Calvin Johnson and IndyCar racer James Hinchcliffe during the finals on Nov. 22, 2016.

"I'm just so excited I was able to have this opportunity," she told ET of her win. "Even beyond the show, I just feel like i really sprouted as a person and I've surrounded myself with so many amazing people that I can now call family so, that's cool."

Next up, the 16-year-old athlete will be joining her pro partner on the Dancing With the Stars! Live tour, which kicks off Dec. 19, 2016 in Reno, Nevada.

Season 22: Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd

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Nyle DiMarco, the first fully deaf contestant in DWTS history, won the hearts of viewers and fans with his impressive ability to overcome the daunting challenging of being unable to hear the music and still pull off show-stealing, heartwarming performances with his partner, Peta Murgatroyd.DiMarco and Murgatroyd beat out GMA weather anchor Ginger Zee and her partner, Season 20 winner Val Chmerkovskiy, as well as UFC fighter Paige VanZant and two-time Mirror Ball winner Mark Ballas for the championship.

This win marks Murgatroyd's second time taking home the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy, after winning in Season 14 with NFL star Donald Driver.

Season 21: Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough

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Bindi Irwin quickly established herself as a frontrunner early in season 21 with her bubbly personality and intense work ethic. With her partner, Derek Hough, the 17-year-old nature conservationist was able to show her immense skill, and won over viewers with her emotional performances. This win also marks Derek’s sixth time taking home the Mirror Ball trophy, making him, far and away, the most victorious pro dancer in the show's history.

Season 20: Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy

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Actress and singer Rumer Willis, the eldest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, fought through a rib injury with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy to beat out Riker Lynch and Noah Galloway and win DWTS' twentieth season. The victory was equally as sweet for Chmerkovskiy, as he had made it to the finals with three of his past eight partners, but never took hold the mirror ball trophy.

Season 19: Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson

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Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro and professional dancer Witney Carson took home the mirror ball trophy at the end of an intense and exciting season 19. It marked the first time a male star had won since Donald Driver dominated season 14. It was also Witney's first win after two seasons of being a DWTS pro. Alfonso said on DWTS that he had been dreaming of this victory for the last 10 years, and even cried when it was announced he and Witney had won!

Season 18: Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

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Olympic gold medalist Meryl Davis and Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy took home the honored mirror ball trophy at the end of the season 18 finale, beating out Paralympian Amy Purdy and her partner Derek Hough, as well as Full House star Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas. Davis even performed a routine with her best friend and Olympic ice dancing partner, Charlie White, who she had been competing against on the show until Charlie was voted off a week ago.

Season 17: Amber Riley and Derek Hough

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Glee alum Amber Riley took home the coveted season 17 mirror ball trophy on Nov. 26, 2013. The excited actress told ET of her win, "I just never really thought about winning, until maybe the last two weeks when I was just like, 'You know what? I had needles in my knees, obviously I want this more than I am willing to admit.' So, I didn't know. I honestly just didn't know who was going to win. It could have been anybody."

Season 16: Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough

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The country crooner and her pro partner became the proud owners of the much-coveted mirror ball trophy on May 21, 2013, narrowly beating out Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy. The two couples were neck-in-neck at the top of the leaderboard for much the competition. At first unable to hear the winning announcement when it was delivered live, Pickler jumped for joy when Hough informed her of their big achievement."This is amazing," said the singer with delighted shock. "Oh my god!"

Season 15: Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani

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After ten weeks of grueling competition, the special edition, blinged-out mirror ball trophy was bestowed upon season eight finalist Rycroft. The 29-year-old TV personality and pro partner Dovolani beat out retired Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and actress Kelly Monaco to become the season 15 victors.

Season 14: Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd

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Driver continues to play wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, but the football star fended off stiff competition from opera singer Katherine Jenkins and super-stud William Levy to claim victory in season 14.

Season 13: J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff

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Fan favorite Martinez not only gave dancing pro Smirnoff her first mirror ball trophy, he also became an inspiration to war veterans everywhere. Martinez is also now a proud papa -- his girlfriend, Diana Gonzalez-Jones, gave birth to their daughter, Lauryn Anabelle, on May 2.

Season 12: Hines Ward and Kym Johnson

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Despite a scary neck injury that sent Kym to the hospital, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and Kym Johnson perserved to win season 12. But it hasn't been all smooth sailing since then for Ward -- he got arrested for DUI last July, but the charge was later dropped when he struck a plea agreement and plead guilty to reckless driving. He announced his retirement from football in March.

Season 11: Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough

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Even though Grey suffered setbacks over her season with multiple injuries from dancing, she and pro partner Hough persevered until the final week with their difficult dancing schedule.The couple's final week was nearly perfect. After scoring a combined 60 out of 60 on night one and then a 58 out of 60 on night two, Grey and Hough took the trophy for season 11.

Season 10: Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough

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Scherzinger joined the cast of Rent when it played at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. She also landed a guest starring role on How I Met Your Mother, and was a judge on the first season of The X Factor USA.

Season 9: Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson

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Donny Osmond and his sister Marie, another Dancing with the Stars alum, extended their headlining stay at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. Donny is hosting a new lifestyle-driven music radio show, and has been working on putting together favorite clips from the '70s Donny & Marie Show to post online.

Season 8: Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas

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Season eight winner and Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson has retired from the sport professionally due to a knee injury. After her DWTS win, Johnson was selected by the BBC as the athlete to watch in the upcoming summer games. The gymnast was also selected by Wii to be its national ambassador for the first Wii Games: Summer 2010, she has launched a new cheerleading line with GK Elite Sportswear, served as a celebrity judge for the 2010 Miss America Pageant and celebrated her 18th birthday by carrying the Olympic torch in Calgary for the Winter Games.

Season 7: Brooke Burke-Charvet and Derek Hough

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Dancing with the Stars fans know what Burke-Charvet is up to these days. She is the co-host of the popular ABC competition show with host Tom Bergeron. She also took over the hosting duties for She's Got the Look's third season and she was the "Mommy Correspondent" for The Doctors in its second season. What fans might not know is that the mother of four is also an entrepreneur with an eye for making the lives of mothers easier with products such as the Tauts Post-Pregnancy Belly Wrap and Baboosh Body Unisex Exercise Wrap.

Season 6: Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas

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After winning the Dancing with the Stars title, Yamaguchi went back before the cameras as a special correspondent for Today during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. The 1992 Olympic figure skating champion also continues to create fundraising events for her Always Dream Foundation, whose sole purpose is to inspire and embrace the hopes and dreams of children. But her most important job is the mother to her own two daughters with hubby Bret Hedican, a retired professional hockey player.

Season 5: Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough

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Castroneves has continued to burn up the race track, winning the Indianapolis 500 in 2009 and the Indy Japan 300 in 2010. He is also the author of Victory Road: The Ride of My Life. On the personal side, Helio and girlfriend Adriana Henao welcomed a daughter in Dec. 2009.

Season 4: Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough

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The short-track speed skater took part in the 2010 Winter Olympics, winning one silver and two bronze medals, but more importantly earning the distinction of being the most decorated U.S. athlete of all time in the winter games. He developed a nutrition supplement business called 8 Zone, and since the games, he has created the Apolo Anton Ohno Foundation, which promotes active, healthy lifestyles by encouraging people to make positive choices.

Season 3: Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke

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Since taking home the mirror ball trophy, the former NFL pro has covered football for ESPN, is the Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and CEO of ESmith Legacy, Inc., a real estate company, and has continued his work on behalf of the Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities. The former running back for the Dallas Cowboys has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Season 2: Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke

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Since earning the Dancing with the Stars title, Lachey has been very involved with the ABC series. He toured as part of the Dancing with the Stars Tour and co-hosted for three weeks during the fifth season while Samantha Harris was on maternity leave. In addition, he co-hosted the 2006 Miss USA pageant, served as a guest host of The Price is Right in Las Vegas and participated in the celebrity edition of HGTV's Showdown: Battle of the Bonus Rooms.

Season 1: Kelly Monaco and Alec Mazo

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The actress continues in the role of Samantha McCall on ABC's daytime drama General Hospital. With several other daytime stars, she flew to Kenya as part of the Feed the Children program. But in 2009 she put her dancing shoes back on for Peepshow, a burlesque act at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. She co-starred opposite Mel B, another Dancing alum.

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