After a star-studded evening on the ballroom dance floor, Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and her partner Derek Hough walked away as the Season 10 champions.
The couple went out with a bang, receiving scores of perfect 10’s for their final dance to “Proud Mary,” clearly doing Tina Turner justice in the process. A close second, Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya’s final performance got them a solid score of 28 and made host Bruno Toniolo exclaim, “You can now do sexy, charming!”
Nicole, Evan and third place finisher Erin Andrews weren’t the only celebrities entertaining on the hardwood. The rest of the cast members from the season returned for another quickstep or two.
The audience went wild for curvalicious Pamela Anderson and Niecy Nash’s dance (or “Ode to Jiggly Bits” as host Tom Bergeron dubbed it).
Also back with a vengeance was Kate Gosselin, who gamely stuck her tongue out to the crowd as she shook her moneymaker to prove that she could have a good time. “I’d like America to see me doing my best and having a lot of fun,” she explained.
Appropriately, Buzz Aldrin danced in a bedazzled space suit.
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While Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke were on hand to cheer the rest of the cast on, he had to pass on joining in the group dance due to a football injury.
We can’t wait for next season already!