`Dancing With the Stars: All Stars' champ crowned

`Dancing With the Stars: All Stars' champ crowned

Credit: ABC

DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL-STARS - "Episode 1510A" - In the two-hour Season Finale, the excitement continued with all of this season's eliminated couples returning to the ballroom, performing memorable routines of the season, on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/ADAM TAYLOR) MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, EMMITT SMITH, GILLES MARINI, JOEY FATONE, CHERYL BURKE, PETA MURGATROYD, KIRSTIE ALLEY, KYM JOHNSON

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by DOUG BOEHNER / WFAA.com

ABC

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 7:48 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- She was dissed on "The Bachelor" and came in third place during her first stint on "Dancing With the Stars," but Melissa Rycroft is now officially a winner.

The reality TV star and her professional dance partner, Tony Dovolani, were named the champions Tuesday on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars: All Stars."

The pair beat out fellow finalists (and former champs) actress Kelly Monaco and Olympian Shawn Johnson to claim the sparkly mirror-ball trophy.

Other contestants hoisted the new winners into the air as confetti rained down inside the "Dancing With the Stars" ballroom.

Besides Rycroft, Monaco and Johnson, the season's cast featured returning stars Pamela Anderson, Sabrina Bryan, Kirstie Alley, Gilles Marini, Joey Fatone, Drew Lachey, Helio Castroneves, Bristol Palin, Apolo Anton Ohno and Emmitt Smith.

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