Ginger Zee shines on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ despite injury

In this April 9, 2015 file photo, meteorologist Ginger Zee attends the 18th Annual ASPCA Bergh Ball in New York. (AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ginger Zee’s ailing back didn’t seem to affect her much during the first half of the two-night season finale of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

The “Good Morning America” meteorologist showed off plenty of flexibility during two performances Monday. The only evidence of pain came after the first dance when Zee was shown holding her back. The 35-year-old tells People magazine that she felt a bit of tightness in her back that “went away.”

She says the pain was so bad last week that she couldn’t hold her five-month-old son.

A new mirror ball trophy winner will be crowned Tuesday night, when Zee takes the ballroom floor against UFC fighter Paige VanZant and model Nyle DiMarco.