Heather Mills performed her last dance on hit US TV show Dancing With The Stars on Tuesday night.

The former model, who was booted off the show a month ago, returned along with the other contestants for the finale.

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Apolo Anton Ohno earned a new title when he became the champion. The speed skater and his partner, Julianne Hough, beat former ‘N Sync star Joey Fatone to win the ABC dance-off’s mirrorball trophy in Los Angeles.

The show is based on the British version, Strictly Come Dancing, and contestants aren’t meant to be expert dancers. Each becomes the student and performing partner of a professional dancer throughout the 10-week season.

Three judges rate each couple’s ballroom and Latin dance skills while viewers weigh in by phone and internet. The combined tallies determine which couple is eliminated each week.

Heather’s seven-week stay on Dancing With The Stars went some way to redressing her poor public image in the wake of her acrimonious divorce from Paul McCartney. Americans seemed inspired by her efforts as an amputee competing against able-bodied celebrities.