‘Dancing With the Stars’ Winners: Champions From Each Season

Since Dancing With the Stars first premiered on June 1, 2005, viewers and audience members have tuned in to watch the well-rounded cast compete for the mirrorball trophy. Throughout the last 30 seasons, pros like Derek Hough, Val Chmerkovskiy, Julianne Hough and many others have taken home the title of champion.

The latest mirrorball winner was NBA player Iman Shumpert. He won season 30 of the competition with his pro partner, Daniella Karagach. In season 29, Kaitlyn Bristowe snagged first place during alongside professional partner Artem Chigvintsev. When the Bachelorette alum became the show’s champion in November 2020, she took to social media to marvel over the incredible accomplishment.

“It’s the humor for me. Thought I was being catfished when I won tonight,” Kaitlyn captioned a video post via Instagram with runner-up Nev Shulman. “Nev, you’re a beautiful dancer and I hate you. Xoxoxo.”

The TV personality revealed she was celebrating with “pizza, Nelly’s beer and the mirrorball.” Appearing on her Instagram Stories with Artem, the dancing pair couldn’t have seemed more excited about their victory. “How are you feeling, Artem?” Kaitlyn asked her partner.

“I’m feeling great,” the Broadway dancer sweetly replied. “I feel like we did 705 interviews. I can’t wait to get to my trailer and pack my stuff and go see my family. This has been an awesome 11 weeks. I want to thank all the fans who voted and supported Kaitlyn and myself, but it’s time to go hug my family.”

The Dew Edit founder also spoke with Entertainment Tonight following their win, though she was left nearly speechless when talking about how much her DWTS opportunity meant. “I don’t even know how to put it into words,” Kaintly gushed. “But to me, it’s like, if you believe in something and if you have a passion or a dream … when you think of anyone who’s gotten somewhere, I guarantee they have a story about what it took to get there.”

The DWTS winners list is going to grow now that season 31 is set to premiere on September 19, 2022. ABC announced the cast for the upcoming season during an episode of Good Morning America, revealing Sam Champion, Selma Blair, Wayne Brady and more will be competing.

In honor of season 31’s upcoming premiere, scroll through the gallery below to check out the complete list of winners throughout the last 30 seasons!

Mirrorball Champions! A Complete List of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Winners From Season 1 to 30

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