Irish actress and former Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch has finished third in the US version of Dancing with the Stars.

In Monday night's final of the competition, the 27-year-old from Termonfeckin in Louth lost out to US radio personality Bobby Bones. Her fellow finalists included model Alexis Ren and actor Milo Manheim.

Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter franchise, made it through to the final of the competition with her professional partner, Keo Motsepe.

Wishing her the best, Lynch's Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson sent a video message to wish her luck.

"I'm so proud of you," Watson said, adding: "We love you. We are rooting for you. Kill it tonight, girl."

Emma Watson

Draco Malfoy actor Tom Felton added: "Despite all of our differences at Hogwarts, I want to wish you all the very best tonight!"

Other co-stars to wish the Irish actress luck included Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Katie Leung (Cho Chang) and George Weasley actor James Phelps.

Harry Potter creator and author JK Rowling also sent her well wishes, saying: "Best of luck, Evanna. Hope you win."

Lynch first appeared as Luna Lovegood in the 2007 film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.