Courtney Act pipped at the post again on Dancing With The Stars finale

Courtney Act Dancing With The Stars
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Courtney Act has again fallen short on Dancing With The Stars this year. 

After reaching the finals as the front runner Courtney was expected to take home the crown.

Unfortunately, once again she was left with second place.

Courtney Act comes up short on Dancing With the Stars again

When Courtney Act appeared on Dancing With The Stars in 2019 the country was wowed by her performances.

Each week she and her partner Josh took the stage by storm.

Unfortunately, when left to a public vote the pair lost to eventual winner Samuel Johnson.

This time around things looked set to be different for Courtney Act.

Together with partner Josh, they racked up a near-perfect score across the entire competition.

Courtney and Josh scored 159 points out of a possible 160 points for the whole season.

Heading into the grand final they were the undeniable front runners.

For their final performance, they did a powerful dance to Treat People With Kindness by Harry Styles, earning them perfect scores again.

However, despite a stellar run on the program it was not to be.

Grant Denyer beats Courtney Act to the crown

Unlike in her 2019 season, the final vote was not handed over to the viewing public.

Instead, the studio audience was tasked with voting for a winner of Dancing With The Stars All Stars. 

Instead of choosing Courtney and Josh, the highest-scoring couple in the competition, the audience chose Grant Denyer.

Denyer and his partner Lily had scored just 145 points across the competition, despite also receiving a perfect score at the finale.

Effectively Grant and Lily placed just fourth according to points earned by the competitors.

However, the audience saw this as enough to vote to award Grant Denyer the coveted mirror ball trophy, for the second time.

Grant had previously won the 4th season of the program and also hosted the 2019 season of the program that Courtney competed in.

Courtney however accepted her defeat in true form, with grace and humour.

“Out of all competition reality shows I’ve lost over the last 20 years, I’ve had the most fun losing this one. Maybe we can find a way to treat people with kindness?”

Watch her final dance on Dancing With The Stars All-Stars below.

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  1. Peter Turner
    4 April 2022

    Really? Pipped at the post again. I wonder why? Could it be a homphobic outcome? Surely not!! Maybe the audience just liked short guys.

  2. anita aparo
    5 April 2022

    They were absolutely robbed, the best by inspirational and such grace in defeat. all the best to Courtney and Josh in future endeavours.

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