‘Dancing With the Stars’ Pros: These Are Are Their Rumored Celebrity Partners
Dancing With the Stars revealed its roster of celebrity contestants for season 30. These include stars from the worlds of television, sports, music, and movies. Many of the series’ returning professional dancers have also announced their return.
Which pro will be paired with the recently announced celebrities, and who will make Dancing With the Stars history as the first female professional to dance with a same-sex celebrity?
Who are the celebrities on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 30?
The celebrity contestants of Dancing With the Stars were announced during the Sept. 8 episode of Good Morning America. The series set the stage in California’s Disneyland to make the announcement. For years prior, the pros and their celebrity matchups were revealed at GMA’s New York studios. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer traveled to California, where the show is based, so that the large cast could stay put safely.
The celebrities that will compete this season include media personality JoJo Siwa, Olympian Suni Lee, Spice Girls singer Melanie C., wrestler The Miz, Bachelor star Matt James, YouTube star Olivia Jade, Peleton instructor Cody Rigsby, The Office star Melora Hardin, and basketball player Iman Shumpert.
Also competing are The Talk host Amanda Kloots, Karate Kid movie star Martin Kove, Bling Empire celeb Christine Chiu, country music star Jimmie Allen, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore and Beverly Hills 90210 favorite, Brian Austin Green.
Who are the rumored pro partners for the newest ‘Dancing With the Stars’ competitors?
While the show has not yet announced which pros the celebrities will be dancing with, the website Dance Dish Media has a rumored list of the matchups for this season.
JoJo Siwa, who revealed she would participate in the series’ first same-sex coupling for the season, will dance with mirrorball winner Jenna Johnson. Suni Lee is paired with Sasha Farber. Kenya Moore will dance with Brandon Armstrong. Amanda Kloots will dance with Alan Bersten.
Olivia Jade will partner with Val Chmerkovskiy. Matt James will dance with Lindsay Arnold. Iman Shumpert will perform with Daniella Karagach. Jimmie Allen is partnered with Emma Slater. Brian Austin Green will dance with Sharna Burgess. Christine Chiu will sway with Pasha Pashkov. Mel C pairs with Gleb Savchenko. Melora Hardin will dance with Artem Chigvintsev. The Miz will dance with Witney Carson. Martin Kovi will move with Britt Stewart, and Cody Rigsby will dance with Cheryl Burke.
What can fans expect from this season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’?
Fans of Dancing With the Stars can expect lots of surprises as the show celebrates 30 seasons on the air.
The dancing series will officially return on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at 8 p.m. EST. This is the usual slot and night for the show. It sometimes adds bonus episodes on Tuesday nights.
Beginning Oct. 18, season 18 of The Bachelorette premieres, thus there will be no new episodes of the series scheduled during that time.
Returning will be show host and executive producer Tyra Banks. During her inaugural season on the series, Banks flew solo as she not only announced each couple, spoke to the judges, and asked for scores, but she also indulged in banter with the cast and conducted post-dance interviews. Also back in the ballroom are Carrie Ann Inaba, Derek Hough, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli as judges.
Dancing With the Stars will also have a live audience for the first time since season 28, before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, when no one was allowed on set unless they were connected with the production.