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Hot steppers Nina Carberry and Pasquale La Rocca win Dancing With The Stars Ireland

"This is an incredible show and these are incredible people,” Ms Carberry said of her competitors.

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Jockey Nina Carberry and Pasquale La Rocca during the Dancing With The Stars live show

Jockey Nina Carberry and Pasquale La Rocca during the Dancing With The Stars live show

Jockey Nina Carberry and Pasquale La Rocca during the Dancing With The Stars live show

Jockey Nina Carberry and her professional dance partner Pasquale La Rocca were awarded the Glittererball trophy after winning the 2022 version of Dancing With The Stars.

The couple – who scored an impressive perfect score of 30 for their pasodoble during the semi final last week – was the bookies favourite and has been at the top of the leaderboard throughout the competition.

After getting top marks again from the judges during their first dance, a Viennese waltz, during tonight’s finale on RTE One, the couple walked away with the top prize following a public vote.

"This is an incredible show and these are incredible people,” Ms Carberry said of her competitors.

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Jockey Nina Carberry and Pasquale La Rocca

Jockey Nina Carberry and Pasquale La Rocca

Jockey Nina Carberry and Pasquale La Rocca

Mr La Rocca added: “Going back (to the show) after two dark years was magical.”

After an exhausting three months of sweat and tears just four couples were left vying for the trophy.

Clontarf native Ellen Keane, (26), who won a gold medal in swimming at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics also showed a steely discipline when she and partner Stephen Vincent tore up the dance floor and scored full points for their Charleston during the finale.

Rugby sevens player Jordan Conroy advanced from being somewhat self-conscious during the early stages to being polished and confident alongside his dance partner Salome Chachua and also scored full marks for their dramatic pasodoble that saw Jordan doing an impressive backflip and cape twirl.

Dublin pop singer Erica Cody and her partner Denys Samson also scored top marks from the judges during their quirky and energetic Charleston.

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