His initial reaction while accepting the award was, “Holy crap!” and after he processed his feelings, he tweeted an equally-enthusiastic response: “Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!!!!” Derek tweeted last night. “Thank you for all the love and support. My phone is about to die but I will update you on everything tomorrow. So amazing!”
Of course, his DWTS castmates were ecstatic, too. Check out a roundup of their reactions below, then hit the comments with your congratulations!
“Aaaaahhhhhh go boy!!!! Aaaah!!! So happy for Emmy Award Winner @derekhough! Yaaaaay!” Season 17 partner Amber Riley wrote.
“CONGRAAAAATS! @derekhough well deserved on your big win... Thx for the shout out too, love ya brother,” Mark Ballas tweeted.
“Congratulations @derekhough on your Emmy win! Amazing! Yayayayay! Looking forward to toasting with you tomorrow! Xoxo,” Karina Smirnoff tweeted.