Actress Amber Riley battled through the pain from bruised knees to triumph on U.S. competition show Dancing With The Stars on Tuesday (26Nov13).

The Glee star waltzed her way to victory, beating out runner-up Corbin Bleu and third placed Jack Osbourne, and took home the mirrorball trophy with professional partner Derek Hough, who nabbed a fifth win on the show.

Riley sported bandages on her knees throughout the competition and she admits it was difficult to dance through the pain.

She tells Good Morning America, "They're just really bruised, the top of my tibia (shinbone) is bruised, so that's where the pain comes in and there's a little fluid on my knees. But, that will all be fixed with a little bit of rest and a little bit of ice."