Und the winner is…
Iman ShumpertAnd Daniella Karagach! The top prize in season 30 was won by the dance duo on Monday, November 22. Dancing With the Stars: The Mirrorball Trophy. The pair wasn’t necessarily the expected winner for tonight’s finale episode, as the final face-off featured some fierce competition. Of course we are referring to Daniella and Iman’s rivals JoJo SiwaAnd Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy; Amanda KlootsAnd Alan Bersten; Cody RigsbyAnd Cheryl Burke.
Nonetheless, Shumpert’s big win is a historic one, since the We Got Love Teyana & Iman star is the first former NBA player to win DWTS. Congrats!!
Although this has been a season of great success, Dancing With the StarsIt has been a great show, but it wasn’t without drama. Specifically, COVID-19 appeared to be the biggest challenge for production, with Rigsby and Burke testing positive earlier in the competition and judge Derek HoughBeing diagnosed with the virus within a week of the event.
Derek stated in an Instagram video that he wanted to share his thoughts with you. Even though I have been fully vaccinated, my breakthrough COVID diagnosis has just occurred. I feel strong and am currently seeking advice from doctors. Doing my best to improve as quickly as possible. I am currently in quarantine. I will keep you all informed about what is happening.”