The Green Bay Packers receiver won the ABC dance show Tuesday after wowing audiences and judges with his kickin’ country-themed freestyle routine. He and partner Peta Murgatroyd hoisted the trophy above their heads after being named the new “Dancing” champs, reports AP.
Immediately after the “winning” announcement, Driver’s wife and children joined him on the dance floor.
With just one point separating the three finalists, it was up to the viewers to pick the winner.
Driver and his fellow finalists, Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins and Cuban actor William Levy, each earned perfect scores for their last performances Tuesday. Jenkins came into the final contest with a perfect 60 points; Driver and Levy each had 59.
Judges’ scores combined with viewer votes determined the result.
Contestants eliminated throughout the show’s 10-week season, including actor Jaleel White, comedianne Sherri Shepherd and singer Gladys Knight reunited for the two-hour finale and one last dance.
Knight also sang “The Way We Were.”
The next season of “Dancing With the Stars” will feature contestants from past seasons.