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Shirley Ballas breaks down in tears over 'warrior' son amid Dancing With The Stars move

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Strictly star Shirley Ballas was in tears after learning that her son Mark and his dance partner Charli D'Amelio have become the latest reigning champions of USA-based show Dancing With The Stars.The TV judge shared her joy with her 259,000 Instagram followers, admitting that she "couldn't be prouder".The proud parent uploaded a photo of the pair clutching their glittery disco ball shaped trophies, and admitted that she and her mum had stayed up all night to beat the West Coast USA time zones and catch a glimpse of the live final."A huge congratulations to @charlidamelio and @markballas.

Champions of @dancingwiththestars Season 31," she wrote."Oh my goodness. I couldn’t be any prouder of you both... Your dances last night were outstanding on all levels."You rehearsed, performed and fought for that mirrorball all season long and it all paid off."She confessed she had been desperate to see the show in person, but her Strictly commitments had meant she had to be content with cheering him on from the UK.Despite the distance that separated them, she watched on proudly as both of Mark and Charli's routines were awarded perfect scores of 10 by the judges.Addressing her son, she exclaimed: "What can I say, I cry tears of joy to know your heart has fallen in love with dance again."She praised his "phenomenal determination" to bring out the best in his partner Charli, insisting that it was his excellence that brought the Tiktok dancer's performance to life."Your brainstorming ideas and outstanding choreography deserve only the highest praise Seeing you back on the dance floor has filled my heart with pride and joy," she continued.Making it clear that she wouldn't let her son rest on his laurels, she added: "All I ever ask of you.

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