Brooke Burke crowned ‘Dancing with the Stars’ champion

November 26, 2008

(ChattahBox) — All you many ‘Dancing with the Stars’ fans know that Brooke Burke waltzed away with the mirror ball trophy on the “Dancing with the Stars” finale last night.

Warren Sapp who came in second place and former ‘NSync member Lance Bass were also in the Tuesday night finale, but the 37-year-old TV personality and mother of four dominated the seventh season of the popular ABC dancing competition. Her reprised Viennese waltz routine earned her a perfect score from the show’s panel of judges.

“I actually can’t believe it,” said Derek Hough, Burke’s professional partner, who’s never won the competition. “I really can’t. I honestly can’t. The journey’s been so long. It’s been tough. It’s been wonderful. It’s been everything I could ever hope for. Wow. I can’t believe we actually did it, girl.”

Burke maintained an eight point lead over Sapp, the charismatic ex football player and fan favorite whose technique was consistently criticized by the judges. Sapp still managed to hustle his way into second place with professional partner Kym Johnson, despite receiving one point less from the judges than the third place finisher, 29-year-old singer Bass.

Bass and his professional partner, Lacey Schwimmer, were upbeat about their loss. The former boybander will join professional dancers and other former contestants for the 38-city “Dancing with the Stars” tour, which is set to kick off Dec. 17 in San Diego.

Previously dismissed celebrities — actor Cody Linley; sprinter Maurice Greene; actresses Susan Lucci and Cloris Leachman; chef Rocco DiSpirito; reality TV star Kim Kardashian; actor Ted McGinley; and comedian Jeffrey Ross — also returned for a last dance. Injured volleyball player Misty May-Treanor and singer Toni Braxton remained off their feet.

All in all it was a good season, but it was a shame Misty May-Treanor had to leave the show because of a serious injury and singer Toni Braxton got voted off seemingly while there were weaker dancers still on the show.  But that’s the way it goes on this show and ultimately I think Brooke Burke is an excellent champion. What do you think of this years cast and do you think the right celebrity was crowned champion?

Reported by: Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip


One Response to “Brooke Burke crowned ‘Dancing with the Stars’ champion”

  1. Aide Lamango (Imperium) on July 15th, 2010 12:25 am

    This woman is the type of woman that could make a gentleman like myself risk the sanctity of his wedding vows. She’s amazing.

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