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Lottie Ryan wins Dancing With The Stars 2020

RTE Dancing WithThe Stars host Jennifer Zamparelli has said that she is "so proud" of her co-worker Lottie Ryan after she won the show last night. Last night Lottie, 33, took the judges and the audience by storm with her performances as well as her co-worker Jennifer. 3 Jennifer said that she is proud of Lottie The DJ lifted the glitterball trophy last night after battling it out against Fair City star Ryan Andrews, Kilkenny hurler Aidan Fogarty and model Grainne Gallanagh. Jennifer took to her Instagram stories last night to share her thoughts on the night and she said that she was very proud of Lottie. Speaking with her followers the RTE star said: "I should be at a wrap party right now dancing me hole off getting locked but I'm not.

She continued: "What a night it was Lottie I'm so proud of her. Speaking about Lottie's competition she said: "Ryan, Grainne and Aidan the competition was fierce but I'm home now I did what I had to do."] The 2fm host said: "To be honest I was a little bit anxious about the whole day. Earlier today Lottie was on Today with Maura Derrane and Daithi O'Se to speak about her win and she revealed that she felt like her father was in the room with her during her performance. Earlier this week Lottie exclusively revealed to the Irish Sun that she planned to pay tribute to her legendary shock jock father by wearing his favourite microphone tie pin. MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ Exclusive DONNIE WITH THE STARS Morah Ryan drafted in new boyfriend to help Lottie win DWTS crown 'WHAT THE HELL?' Holly and Phillip's horror as blood pours from woman's eyebrow during demo ALL SMILES Maura Higgins spotted for first time after Alexander was seen leaving her flat Kind gesture Sky to make new movies available at home the same day as cinema release Kat's woes Kathryn Thomas reveals her company's in 'crisis management mode' due to Covid-19 SO MEEN Corrie viewers disgusted as Geoff forces Yasmeen to pretend Alya's dead Lottie Ryan is the early winner of the show (Picture: Rex) Lottie Ryan has been crowned the winner of Dancing With The Stars Ireland after a surreal finale.

The TV and radio presenter lifted the glitterball trophy after a last-minute change to the semi-final stage. Despite the shock change and the country going into lockdown, Lottie shined as she emerged victorious with professional partner Pasquale la Rocca. 'This journey has been the best thing I have ever said yes to. Lottie Ryan and Pro Dancer Pasquale La Rocca celebrate winning (Picture: Kyran O'Brien) 'I woke up this morning thinking I was going to be dancing in the semi-finals and next thing I knew, we were going to be dancing in the finals and then I went and won it.' To help you through this strange time, this week Goss.ie's Founder and CEO Ali Ryan is flying solo to bring you some top tips during self-isolation. Plus we have an exclusive interview with new Dancing With The Stars winner Lottie Ryan, who talks frankly about what it was like dealing with so much online backlash during the series.

'Dancing with the Stars' winner Lottie Ryan believes her late father played a pivotal part in helping her to win the glitterball trophy. After a last-minute decision to skip the semi-final stage and bring the final forward by a week as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, Lottie emerged as the winner with partner Pasquale la Rocca. Expand Close Winners: 2FM presenter Lottie Ryan and dance partner Pasquale La Rocca with the trophy. Whatsapp Winners: 2FM presenter Lottie Ryan and dance partner Pasquale La Rocca with the trophy. Speaking on The Ryan Tubridy Show this morning, Lottie said that her father, the renowned broadcaster Gerry Ryan, was with her every step of the way.

"I would like to think he had a little bit of a hand in everything that went on yesterday like keeping my nerves under control and helping me get through the day. The broadcaster said it was "definitely very special" to win the show so close to her father's 10-year anniversary on April 30. She even wore his microphone pin as a special emblem for her final performance. Commenting on the final four competitors, Lottie said that the glitterball trophy could have gone to anyone. He said it felt "surreal" to be performing without a studio audience and scored 26 points from judges.

Judge Darren Butler said that he "pulsated, gyrated and rotated all the way through that dance." Former Miss Universe Ireland Grainne Gallanagh danced a dreamy foxtrot to the Harry Styles track 'Falling' and scored 27 points from judges. Then it was the turn of Aidan to perform his second dance, this time with two professional partners as part of the 'trio' dance. Ryan got three tens for his 'trio' dance to an American Smooth, putting him in second place on the leaderboard with 59 points. Then it was time for Lottie to do the "best cha-cha-cha of the season" and earn herself another perfect score of 30 from judges, topping the leaderboard with 60 points. Following in her footsteps with another score of 30 from judges was Grainne, who gave a flawless Charleston for her second dance. And she said that finding out that the final was being moved forward a week was unexpected for everyone. They're going through such a difficult time right now and we hope we gave them some joy," she said.