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Pure Glee as Amber Riley wins Dancing With The Stars

By FnF Desk | PUBLISHED: 27, Nov 2013, 17:30 pm IST | UPDATED: 27, Nov 2013, 17:30 pm IST

Pure Glee as Amber Riley wins Dancing With The Stars London: She's not stick thin or blonde like the previous champ Kellie Pickler - but that didn't stop Amber Riley winning Dancing With The Stars.

Holding the coveted mirror ball trophy aloft, the Glee star gave an emotional shout-out to ladies of all creeds, colours and body shapes.

'I want to let women of all sizes out there know that you can do whatever you put your mind to,' bellowed the actress who has gained the highest cumulative score of any contestant this season.

'It doesn't matter what size you are, what colour you are…you can do whatever, whatever, whatever, you put your mind to,' shouted Riley, 27, who has been impressing fans and judges all season with her hard-working tenacity, flexibility and rhythm.

After achieving two perfect scores on Monday, Riley sealed the deal with another flawless 30 after a 'fusion dance' with her Emmy-winning partner Derek Hough.

According to the Daily Mail report, her samba and quickstep blend to Jackie Wilson's (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher had the judges on their feet.

'This is supposed to be fusion but you guys just invented a whole new dance. You seamlessly and effortlessly went back and forth between the two styles,' praised Carrie Ann Inaba while Len Goodman called them 'bedazzling'.

'You, my little sausage, are a fantastic dancer,' the British expert told Riley, while her family sobbed with happiness in the audience.

'I counted every beat, and you did not put a foot wrong…incredible,' said flamboyant judge Bruno Tonioli.

Before her triumph the singer/philanthropist had been bawling her eyes out backstage.'I'm a stronger person than I thought I was...and I can do things I never thought I could,' she blubbered.

Riley's victory left Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff in second place and Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke in third.  

'I've learned I'm definitely not a better dancer than my sister…we now tie,' joked Osbourne, while pointing to his 'Fashion Police' sibling Kelly in the front row.

Cheered on by his mother Sharon, the multiple sclerosis sufferer was resigned to his loss: 'I thought I was going to be out in week five and here I am in third place.

'I'll take that,' smiled the 28-year-old TV presenter, whose father is 'Prince of Darkness' Ozzy.

The youngest contestant High School Musical star Corbin Bleu, 24, took defeat like a man.

'I've achieved everything I wanted and more,' he gushed while hugging his partner tightly.

Riley's win was preceded by two hours of spandex-stretching medleys from previous contestants, judges and resident dance troupes.

Eliminated in week seven pint-sized Jersey Shore girl Snooki kicked her heals for a cheerleader-themed hop with her partner Sasha Farber.

Spanish heartthrob Enrique Iglesias put on an imposing a laser show for his synthpop-anthem Heart Attack.

After a public vote on Twitter Riley and Hough were asked to repeat their raunchy Country and Western freestyle from Monday's show.

Norwegian comedy two-piece Ylvis played their infuriatingly ubiquitous Internet hit The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?). Dressed in bizarre furry suits the contestants flipped onto the stage to take part in the somewhat hallucinogenic spectacle.

'I was not expecting to be dressed in a full fox onesie,' joked Bleu, who has been topless for several of his dances in the last 11 weeks.

Platinum country pop trio Lady Antebellum dropped by to strum their banjo-heavy single Compass.

Innumerable recaps of the 17th Season filled the two-hour show - including a generous montage of fan favourite Bill Nye (The Science Guy) who was eliminated in week three.

Now recovered from injury the 57-year-old mechanical engineer and TV educator executed a dramatic dance – with a little help from a gymnastic stunt double.

Week Five reject Christina Milian danced a gothic-themed tango with Pretty Little Liars actor Brant Daugherty and their partners Peta Murgatroyd and Mark Ballas.

Scientology defector Leah Remini dressed in scarlet lace for a final foray with her partner Tony Dovolani.

Eliminated in fourth place, comic Bill Engvall was back again for a festive Cuban number with his British mentor Emma Slater.

Last came the final dance offs for the top three contestants. Given less than 24 hours to perfect their moves for the 'fusion round' the remaining couples were under extra pressure.

Combining a fluid foxtrot with a stoically rhythmical cha cha Bleu and Smirnoff were trying 'not to gyrate too much'.

'Len doesn't like gyrating,' joked Bleu in rehearsals. After a smooth start, and Bleu ripping his shirt open, the ending of their routine drifted into confusion.

'I got lost in the moment with Karina and forgot what I was doing,' admitted Bleu, who appears to have developed a little crush on his sexy partner, who is 11 years his senior.

Goodman accused Bleu of 'messing up a little bit' in the cha cha while praising him for the gliding foxtrot at the start.

'It was one of your best foxtrots but you lost it on the cha cha,' agreed Inaba who gave them a nine.
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