Sunday 19 November 2017

DWTS champ Aidan O'Mahony gets 'back on the beat' this week

Aidan O’Mahony and Valeria Milova during the final Photo: Kyran O’Brien
Aidan O’Mahony and Valeria Milova during the final Photo: Kyran O’Brien
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Dancing with the Stars champion Aidan O'Mahony is getting straight back to work after his win.

The Kerry garda and former GAA star and his professional partner Valeria Milova waltzed away with the glitterball trophy on Sunday night,

But the Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) champion said the celebrations will be curt short as he plans to return to work this week.

Speaking to Ryan Tubridy on RTE Radio One this morning, the new dad said he'll be back on the beat on Tuesday.

Aidan O’Mahony with his wife Denide Healy after he won Dancing with the Stars .
Aidan O’Mahony with his wife Denide Healy after he won Dancing with the Stars .

"The great thing now is I can go home tomorrow and go back on the beat," he said.

"I put it (the Garda uniform) on last week for Valeria, she was laughing the whole time.

When asked when exactly he would be returning to his station in Tralee, O'Mahony said it would be back to business straight away.

"This week, sure it’s back to normality."

Aidan O’Mahony & Valeria Milova , celebrate winning the Final of RTE’s Dancing with the stars.
Aidan O’Mahony & Valeria Milova , celebrate winning the Final of RTE’s Dancing with the stars.

"When I put on my uniform, you’re back to a profession. It's a profession, I’m looking forward to getting back to normality."

O'Mahony beat competition from former Fair City star Aoibhin Garrihy and Red Rock actress Denise McCormack, despite getting the lowest score from the judges.

In their final dance of the night, the Showdance, O'Mahony and Milova had received the maximum 30 points from the judges, for a total of 80 from their three performances.

Denise McCormack and her dance partner Ryan McShane received the perfect score of 90, while Aoibhín Garrihy and Vitali Kozmin received 88.

And it was the public vote that crowned O'Mahony although the former GAA legend said he's still coming to terms with his victory.

"I’d say we were more shocked than anything else. Last week, we very relaxed - all we want to do was go and perform our three dances," he said.

"It was a relief and nice to finish off on a high. From week one, everyone was a winner and just being part of it was amazing. "

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