Hines Ward said on “Good Morning America.” today that his win on “Dancing With the Stars” Tuesday night is still sinking in, especially for a jock who has spent his entire life on the football field, not the dance floor.
“When I signed up, I’d never danced in my whole life,” the NFL star told “GMA” in his first post-finale interview. “I was so scared. I didn’t even go to my prom.”
Ward and fellow finalists, actress Kirstie Alley and Disney Channel star Chelsea Kane and their professional partners, were welcomed to “GMA” by crowds of fans waving yellow “Terrible Towels,” a reference to Ward’s day job as an All-Pro wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“This competition was so close throughout the whole season that we knew it was going to come down to the fans’ vote,” said Ward, who shares the trophy with his professional partner, Kym Johnson. “Steeler Nation and all the fans were just great.”
“Dancing With The Stars” winners Hines Ward and Kym Johnson join finalists Kirstie Alley, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas are shown on “Good Morning America, May 25, 2011.
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“The fans have just been wonderful,” Kane agreed on “GMA.” “To be in the finals, it’s really just surreal and amazing.”
via Hines Ward Wins ‘Dancing With the Stars’; Finalists on ‘Good Morning America’ – ABC News.