‘Dancing With the Stars’: Season 30 Everything We Know so Far Including Which Bachelor Nation Stars May Compete

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Dancing with the Stars mirrorball | Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images

Dancing With the Stars is gearing up for one of its most exciting seasons thus far. The show will celebrate its 30th season of production, a milestone moment in the history of the reality television series. It takes celebrities, recording artists, and sports personalities out of their comfort zones and puts them into the world of ballroom dancing. Here’s what fans can expect from the upcoming competition season, including which Bachelor Nation stars are rumored to be competitors.

More than one Bachelor Nation star is being considered for Dancing With the Stars

Bachelor Nation should get ready because it appears that more than one star from the series of shows is being considered as a competitor this season of Dancing with the Stars

Parade Magazine reported that former series host Chris Harrison is being considered to compete in the ballroom. Also on the show’s reported wish lists are current Bachelorette host Tayshia Adams and her fiance, Zac Clark. This comes on the heels of a series of Bachelor stars, including Season 29 winner Kaitlyn Bristowe, who have previously taken home the show’s glittery mirrorball trophy.

Other celebrities who are rumored to appear on Dancing With the Stars

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Fran Drescher | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

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Also being considered as competitors for this season of the ABC series are fitness instructor Hilaria Baldwin, former campaign manager to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway, and country superstar and actor LeeAnn Rimes reported Parade Magazine.

Other celebrities in the running are ex-Nanny star Fran Drescher, Real Housewives of New York City star LuAnn de Lesseps, UFC fighter Karamo Usman, and former Beverly Hills 90210 star Brian Austin Green. 

When will Dancing With the Stars premiere?

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Carrie Ann Inaba, Derek Hough and Bruno Tonioli of Dancing With the Stars | ABC/Eric McCandless

Dancing With the Stars will premiere on Monday, September 20, beginning at 8/7c. It will remain in that timeslot, bumping the second season of The Bachelorette starring Michelle Young to Tuesday nights. 

The show will continue to run for two hours and will wrap for the season in late November ahead of the Thanksgiving 2021 holiday, as reported by Goldderby.

Tyra Banks will return as host along with the panel of judges

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Tyra Banks | ABC/Kelsey McNeal

Tyra Banks will return to host the series for her second season of the competition. Banks made her debut last year after it was announced Tom Bergeron would not return as host of the series. Banks also serves as the executive director of Dancing With the Stars

Also returning to the series are judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman, and Derek Hough, who replaced Goodman last year after he could not travel due to restrictions set forth by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Which pros will return to Dancing With the Stars?

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Val Chmerkovskiy | ABC/Kelsey McNeal

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While it has not yet been confirmed which pros will actually return, several pros have expressed their wishes to return. One who definitely will. Val Chmerkovskiy told TV Insider that while he couldn’t talk about the season, “I am excited that I will be a part of it.”

Lindsay Arnold who had her first child, a daughter named Sage during Season 29 told Entertainment Tonight that she wants to return for the series 30th season. 

Witney Carson, also pregnant with her first son Kevin Leo last season, told fans that she plans to return to the series as a pro. She shared her view in an Instagram story featured in a DWTS Reddit Thread.