Tonya Harding Graciously Accepts ‘DWTS’ Defeat: ‘They Deserved the idea’ (Exclusive)

*Caution: Spoilers ahead!*

Tonya Harding has nothing however respect just for in which season’s Dancing With the Stars Mirrorball trophy winners.

After a hard-fought season alongside her pro partner Sasha Farber, Harding gave the idea her all within the finals, however came up short against the season’s champs, Adam Rippon along with Jenna Johnson. However, the former figure skater said in which the pair were “absolutely” the right people to win.

“They brought the idea home every week,” Harding told ET’s Cameron Mathison after the show. Adam will be wonderful along with his partner, I mean, they deserved the idea.”

For their final dances of the night, Harding along with Farber showed off their skills which has a sweet Viennese Waltz set to “The Time of My Life” by David Cook, which earned them a score of 26 out of 30.

They followed in which up which has a Freestyle routine, set to The Pussycat Dolls’ “I Will Survive,” which earned them their first perfect score of the season.

As for whether or not there was anything they could have done differently, Farber proudly said, “Absolutely nothing.”

ET previously caught up with Harding on Sunday during rehearsals, along with she said in which creating to the finals has been a victory all in itself.

“I had no idea in which I had the idea in me to get in which far,” Harding admitted. “the idea’s because of America. Standing up, standing for us, standing for me. the idea’s truly an amazing journey along with I just thank everybody who will be voting for us.”

For Harding, her time on DWTS has been all about redemption, getting a second chance, along with showing people a side of herself they’ve never seen before — all goals she feels she’s achieved.

“I can hold my head up high. I don’t have [to feel] like someone’s gonna come around the corner along with say something to me in which’s negative,” Harding shared. “I know there will always be those people, however in which’s OK.”

Check out the video below to hear more via Harding about her time on the show.

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