American football star Hines Ward saw off competition from actresses Kirstie Alley and Chelsea Kane to be crowned the new winner of U.S. TV competition Dancing With The Stars.
Disney star Kane came in third place, while the former Cheers star was runner-up in the show's two-hour finale on Tuesday night (24May11).
But it was 35-year-old Ward and his partner Kym Johnson who were handed the discoball trophy after impressing the judging panel and viewers.
The Pittsburgh Steelers player is the second professional football star to triumph on Dancing with the Stars - Emmitt Smith took home the title in 2006.