ABC introduced correct by DWTS’ Tv Critics Affiliation panel on Thursday, August 26, that the Olympic gold medalist and the pop star, every 18, would maybe be the first of 15 stars to compete for the mirrorball trophy this autumn. The community additionally revealed that Siwa would maybe be making DTWS history by partnering with a woman.
Lee rose to fame earlier this summer season when she and the rest of the Personnel USA gymnasts represented their nation at the Tokyo Olympics. The Minnesota native obtained three medals at the tournament, together with gold in the ladies’s all-around competitors, silver in the group closing and bronze in the particular particular person uneven bars occasion.
She can are trying to add mirrorball champion to her résumé earlier than averting to the College of Alabama as an incoming freshman.
Siwa, for her phase, isn’t very any longer any stranger to the pressures of the spotlight having conquered the worlds of song, tv and movie after changing into a social media sensation in 2016.
The Dance Moms alum is decided to star in and executive gain The J Personnel, a brand new stay-action musical for Paramount+, nonetheless first she can fight Lee and the rest of the DWTS contestants for the coveted trophy.
The final 13 celebrities would maybe be introduced on Appropriate Morning The USA on Wednesday, September 8. When the ABC actuality dance bid returns, Tyra Banks would maybe be encourage as the solo presenter after replacing longtime cohosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews in July 2020 earlier than season 29.
“I’ve been partial to DWTS since its starting. The stress-free mixed with raw emotion, seeing celebrities push past their comfort zones, the scorching dance performances,” the former The USA’s Next Top Mannequin host, 47, said in an announcement final summer season. “It’s constantly transported me to my days of turning it up 10 notches on the catwalk. Tom has draw an excellent stage, and I’m infected to proceed the legacy and placed on my executive producer and internet hosting hats.”
Banks reflected on her debut performance as soon as the season wrapped in November 2020, telling Us Weekly and other newshounds how she’d payment herself if she were even handed one of the bid’s judges.
“OK, I’m gonna be Derek [Hough]. ‘Girl, you came out right here! You’re, care for, ‘Yo, I’m new and I’m gonna raise out this thing! You realize you roughly bought your groove, it took you a quick whereas to gain it, care for around halfway by, woman it used to be yours, you took it, you were going. Go depart out thang!’” she said. “You realize how he does that? ‘I present you with a 11!’”
Banks would maybe be joined by worn judges and ballroom consultants Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Hough, 36, as she navigates her 2nd season. The DWTS consultants, care for the final celebs, non-public but to be introduced.
Dancing With the Stars season 30 premieres on ABC Monday, September 20, at 8 p.m. ET.
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