‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 30 Cast Includes a Spice Girl and a WWE Wrestler
Dancing With the Stars will return with an all new season on Sept. 20. Many fans have been eagerly waiting to hear about the celebrities set to compete in the new season. This morning, Good Morning America revealed the entire DWTS cast for season 30. Find out which celebrities will compete for the Mirrorball Trophy in a few short weeks.
JoJo Siwa and Suni Lee join ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 30
At the end of August, Olympian Suni Lee and pop star JoJo Siwa announced they would compete in season 30 of ABC’s ballroom dance show. Lee is a three-time Olympic medalist who won the gold medal as the all-around champion in women’s gymnastics at the 2020 games.
Meanwhile, Siwa is a YouTube sensation with 60 million followers. She first gained attention after appearing on two seasons of Dance Moms. Siwa will make history as the first competitor on DWTS with a same-sex dance partner.
Other confirmed cast members for season 30 include the judges panel. This season, Len Goodman returns as head judge. Last year, he was unable to enter the country due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Goodman is joined by Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and former pro Derek Hough.
Tyra Banks will also return as host and executive producer, for season 30. Banks joined DWTS last season as the first Black female host in the franchises’ history.
Season 30 cast of ‘Dancing With the Stars’
On Sept. 8, Good Morning America reveled the cast of Dancing With the Stars Season 30. Melanie C., known by many as “Sporty Spice” of the Spice Girls, will join the competition. She isn’t the first Spice Girl to grace the ballroom — Melanie B. competed in season 5.
Other competitors in Dancing With the Stars Season 30 include:
- Michael Gregory Mizanin AKA “The Miz” of WWE Wrestling
- Matt James of The Bachelor
- YouTuber Olivia Jade
- Peloton Instructor Cody Rigsby
- Melora Hardin of The Office
- NBA Champion Iman Shumpert
- Fitness influencer Amanda Kloots
- Cobra Kai star Martin Kove
- Christine Chiu of Bling Empire
- Country star Jimmie Allen
- Kenya Moore of The Real Housewives of Atlanta
- Beverly Hills 90210 Star Brian Austin Green
Contrary to popular belief, Katie Thurston’s fiancé Blake Moynes will not be joining the show, despite what he said on Twitter at the end of August. “BIIIIIG #DWTS news coming soon!!!” he tweeted. Moynes then responded to the tweet with: “Can’t wait to get on that stage.”At this time, the pro dance partners of the cast have not been revealed.
‘DWTS’ tease new cast members on social media
Leading up to the big cast reveal, Dancing With the Stars teased the competitors of season 30 with clues on social media. “What’s up y’all!” reads a group message from a competitor in an Instagram post. “Can’t wait for this season. Hope you’re ready to give it your best shot!” Many fans presume this message came from Jimmie Allen.
Other messages in the chat read:
“Things are about to get spicy in the ballroom!” was a message from who we now know to be Melanie C.
“Show nights are about to get raw,” sent by “The Miz.
Dancing With the Stars Season 30 premieres Sept. 20. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for updates throughout the season.