DANCING WITH THE STARS: JoJo Siwa and Suni Lee Join Season 30 - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

DANCING WITH THE STARS: JoJo Siwa and Suni Lee Join Season 30

August 26, 2021 by  

Dancing with the Stars season 30 cast

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ABC officially announced the first two contestants participating on the 30th season of DANCING WITH THE STARS: gold medal Olympian Suni Lee and pop star JoJo Siwa.

The news was announced during the show’s Television Critics Association panel, with the duo set to appear on GOOD MORNING AMERICA to talk about the joining the competition series on Friday, August 27. (Of note, Siwa will be partnered with a female pro dancer, making them the first same-sex couple in the show’s history.)

The remaining cast will be revealed on Wednesday, September 8.

Tyra Banks hosts the series, with Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough serving as the ballroom experts.

Here’s what you need to know about Lee and Siwa…

“SUNISA LEE – Sunisa “Suni” Lee is a three-time Olympic medalist, taking home the esteemed gold medal as the all-around champion in women’s gymnastics at the 2020 Olympic Games. As the first Hmong-American Olympian, her story is more than just triumph, it’s one of representation. Born and raised in Minnesota, Lee’s journey now takes her to Alabama, where she will compete as a college freshman this fall at Auburn University. At just 18 years old, Lee hopes to inspire and empower her peers and the next generation to work hard toward their passions and achieve their dreams.

JOJO SIWA – JoJo Siwa is a global superstar, singer, television and film star, bestselling author and social media sensation. Siwa has over 60.5 million followers on social media and over 3.6 billion views on YouTube. In 2020, she was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. A consumer products powerhouse, her famous JoJo Siwa bow has sold more than 80 million bows globally to date. Next, Siwa will star in and executive produce “The J Team,” a new live-action musical premiering on Paramount+.  Siwa also serves as creative director and executive producer of the upcoming series “Siwa’s Dance Pop Revolution” on Peacock.”

DANCING WITH THE STARS, Season Premiere, Monday, September 20, 8/7c, ABC

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