Dancing with the Stars finalist Cliona Hagan has said she feels like she has "won the lottery" to have reached the final of this season's competition.

Hagan and her professional partner Robert Rowinski will face off against Fair City actor Johnny Ward and presenter Mairead Ronan in Sunday's grand final, which she said feels like an accomplishment in itself.

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment, Hagan said: "I feel like I've won the lottery, I never thought that I would get this far.

"Robert, to be fair to him, has always had such a huge belief in me."

Cliona and Robert for the Dancing with the Stars final on Sunday

Rowinski said he had faith in her chances "from the very beginning".

"I told you that in the very beginning, you have a chance for the final, but I'm so happy because we were so nervous every week, every live programme, anything can happen", he said.

"Anything can happen!", she interjected with a laugh, referencing their unfortunate scarf entanglement during the semi-final.

"But we still managed to be in the final so we are so happy", Rowinski said, while Hagan thanked "everyone who voted for us, thanks a million".

The couple overcame a mishap with their scarf to make it to the final

The final is set to be hotly contested as all three contestants are performing at an extremely high level. Hagan said it's "anyone's game at this point".

"Going into the final against Mairead and Johnny, they're amazing dancers, it's anyone's game at this point", she said.

"But what I want to do is I want to have my focus on for this week and enjoy it. It's the final, what an accomplishment in itself and if Mairead or Johnny wins that glitterball, well I'm going to steal it on them. Sorry guys!"

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Rowinskl added that he's "so proud" of his dance partner, particularly after their semi-final scarf mishap which Hagan handled with aplomb.

"I'm so proud of her, especially in the first dance was really tough for us because of what happened with the scarf", he explained.

"She trusts me because we just danced, not our routine even, I said 'just follow me', that was a freestyle. So we have one freestyle behind us, the second one in the final", he joked. "You have experience about the freestyles so I'm not worried too much about this final!

"I always believed that she would be in the final and I'm really happy that she is, she really deserves it, she's a really hard worker and she's really enjoying every week."

The Dancing with the Stars grand final airs on RTÉ One on Sunday March 24 at 6.30pm.

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