“For 20 years, I’ve wanted to be Belle,” Zee told reporters after the show. “And tonight, I got to live out a dream.”
The ABC News personality and her pro Val Chmerkoskiy unleashed a dazzling Beauty and the Beast-inspired performance in honor of Disney Week – and they earned the highest scores of season 22 (though Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas tied them later in the episode).
“What a tasty dish. A hint of tango on a bed of Foxtrot with a dressing of musicality and style,” said Len Goodman. “Undoubtedly the best dance this season.”
After receiving a high score of 36 out of 40, Chmerkoskiy couldn’t help but brag about his star.
“We wanted this week to be about content and show she could be a contender,” said Chmerkoskiy.
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.