Suzanne Jackson has broken her social media silence, after the Dancing with the Stars final.
The influencer was up against 2FM star Carl Mullan, Eurovision singer Brooke Scullion, and Glee actor Damian McGinty in Sunday night’s grand finale.
Carl and his pro dance partner Emily Barker took home the Glitterball Trophy, after impressing judges and viewers at home.
Suzanne has been noticeably absent from Instagram since the results were announced on Sunday night, but she took to her Stories on Tuesday afternoon to address her followers.
She said: “Hello everybody. I am alive. People are messaging me going, ‘Are you ok? Is everything ok?’ Yes, I was absolutely exhausted yesterday. My body just crashed. It was a day I just needed to do nothing, put my phone on silent.”
“I wasn’t feeling well yesterday morning at all, because we obviously had the After Party on Sunday night. But I just wanted to say a massive congratulations, of course, to Carl and Emily on winning Dancing with the Stars.”
The SoSu Cosmetics founder continued: “Carl is so lovely, so funny. And Emily is a super teacher. I think she’s been doing DWTS for six seasons, so well deserved. Congratulations to both of you.”
“Commiserations to everyone else, including myself and Michael. Obviously everyone wanted to lift the trophy but as I said already, I learned so much about myself, I was on an amazing journey, and it was the best experience I ever, ever had.”
“The opportunity was put to me in October, I jumped on it with both hands, and I am so thankful that I went for it. It was honestly the best experience I ever had.”
The Dripping Gold founder went on to say: “I’ve won in so many other ways. I’ve learnt so much about dancing, I’ve met some amazing people. Michael, my teacher, is an absolute legend. I’ve absolutely loved getting to know him and we’ll be friends forever. I’m going to really miss him actually.”
Suzanne then thanked the Dancing with the Stars crew, judges, and hosts Doireann Garrihy and Jennifer Zamparelli.
“What an amazing bunch of people and an amazing experience,” she added. “Thank you to everyone who supported me and Michael.”