Jazz Thornton opens up about taking home the Mirrorball on Dancing with the Stars

Publish Date
Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 11:30AM

On Sunday night Jazz Thornton and Brad Coleman danced their way to the coveted mirror ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars.

Today, they still haven't had a chance to sit down and process it all - or even have a nap.

Speaking to the Herald over Zoom, mental health advocate Thornton says it feels "crazy" to have been crowned the winner of Dancing with the Stars.

"We had no expectation that we'd make it to the final let alone win. We haven't quite processed it all yet, but we're so proud of what we achieved."

"It was definitely emotional, I've always dreamed of winning the show and to be able to share it with Britt in the finals just made it even better," he said about making it to the final alongside his sister Brittany Coleman, who was dancing with Alex Vaz.

"I'm still on cloud nine so the emotions haven't quite hit yet, but I definitely think that tomorrow it'll have sunk in that we actually won."

Thornton says the win is not just for the pair of them, but for their chosen charity Youthline. They're yet to find out just how much money was raised for the charity through viewers' votes.

"We're so proud to have represented Youthline no matter the outcome," Thornton says.

"The work they do is so important and they helped me so much in my own journey, so I'm so stoked to have danced for them."

Now that they've danced their last, it's time for a well-earned break for the pair. Thornton is heading off to Rarotonga with new pal Brodie Kane, who also made it to the final.

Coleman shares that he's taking a few days off and then getting straight back into his day job as a mechanic.