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Dancing with the Stars Season 31: Winners, Who Was Eliminated, How to Watch, and More

The season has come to a climatic finish with one couple taking home the Mirrorball Trophy

Tmera Hepburn

The long running talent competition Dancing with the Stars has wrapped its first season on Disney+ after moving from its prior home on ABC, making it the first live show on the streaming service. Overall, Season 31 of the reality competition series saw some big changes, including adding Alfonso Ribeiro as a new cohost with Tyra Banks, foregoing its usual commercial breaks to stream ad-free for the first time ever. The show is also losing its head judge, Len Goodman, after 17 years on the show. "It's been a huge pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful show," Goodman announced during semifinals, "But I've decided I'd like to spend more time with my grandchildren and family back in Britain." You can watch the tearful clip here.

Additionally, long-time dance pro Cheryl Burke is also exiting the show, saying it "has truly been the experience of a lifetime."

But in the end, DWTS is about the competition, and you're here to find out who won this season's Mirrorball Trophy. Read on to find out.

Here's everything we know about Dancing with the Stars Season 31.

This article contains spoilers for Season 31.

Carrie Ann Inaba, Derek Hough, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli, Dancing With the Stars

Carrie Ann Inaba, Derek Hough, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli, Dancing With the Stars


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After two hours of jam-packed competition and two dances from each couple, we have a winner for Season 31 of Dancing With The Stars. The couples performed their "redemption" dances for a chance at a higher score on their most difficult routines of the season, along with an anything-goes freestyle with no rules on moves. All four couples got a 40/40 from the judges on freestyle, Wayne Brady and Shangela each got 36/40 on their redemption dances, while Charli D'Amelio and Gabby Windey each got perfect scores on their routines. But in the end, only one couple could walk away with the title of champion and win the Mirrorball Trophy. And that couple is... Charli D'Amelio and Mark Ballas!



Dancing with the Stars release date

Season 31 had its opening night on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. The show streams live coast-to-coast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Disney+, so everyone in the U.S. and Canada has the opportunity to vote for their favorite dancers, not just people in the Eastern and Central time zones. 

Dancing with the Stars cast

There was new co-host on Dancing With the Stars in Season 31. In addition to Tyra BanksThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro (who was the Season 19 winner with pro Witney Carson) picked up the mic alongside the supermodel.

The judges were back too, including mean-mugging Head Judge Len Goodman, tough-but-fair Carrie Ann Inaba, over-the-top Bruno Tonioli, and talented Derek Hough

This season's pros included Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Brandon Armstrong, Daniella Karagach, and Pasha Pashkov, to name a few.  

ABC announced the contestants vying for this year's mirrorball on Sept. 8. Here's everyone who hit the dance floor:

Dancing with the Stars trailer

DWTS released an official trailer on Aug. 22, showcasing past performances by past contestants like Simone Biles, Bindi Irwin, Jojo Siwa, and more.  

The DWTS and Disney+ official Twitter accounts posted this promo on August 11, inviting viewers to "make your heart dance in a whole new way" as the series moves to streaming:

Where to watch Dancing with the Stars

Season 31 of DWTS streamed live on Disney+ Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and is available to replay on-demand. Prior seasons are currently unavailable to stream.

Dancing With the Stars was picked up for two seasons by Disney+. Disney recently announced it will be introducing an ad-supported version of the streaming platform starting Dec. 8. Disney has yet to decide if Season 32 will continue streaming ad-free or go back to its commercial ways. No premiere date for Season 32 has been set.