Everything We Know About Dancing With the Stars' Season 30

Dancing With the Stars returns for a 30th season and will mark a long-awaited milestone. Check out what we know about the new season.

By Corinne Heller Sep 04, 2021 10:25 PMTags

Let's get ready to rumba again!

Dancing With the Stars returns for a 30th season this fall with a new crop of celebrity contestants. The newest installment of the ABC series is also marking a long-awaited milestone: It marks the first time the U.S. version of the show will feature a same-sex dancing couple. One of the new contestants, JoJo Siwa, has been paired with a female pro dancer. While ABC has not revealed who it is, the Nickelodeon star did recently offer a hint!

The new season of Dancing With the Stars will also feature a recent Olympic gold medalist, a YouTube star seeking to waltz back into fans' good graces after a family controversy and a Real Housewives star.

The ballroom will also have plenty of familiar faces. Tyra Banks is returning as host of the show, while many fan-favorite pro dancers will be part of the cast. Season 30 of Dancing With the Stars is set to premiere on ABC on Sept. 20.

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Check out everything we know so far about the new season:

Matt James

The Bachelor's Matt James has accepted a rose to compete on Dancing With the Stars. He'll face the pressure of living up to fellow Bachelor Nation star Kaitlyn Bristowe's Mirrorball Trophy win in 2020.

Mel C

If you wanna be Mel C's DWTS partner, you gotta get with her friends—the Spice Girls! The English singer, affectionately known as Sporty Spice, already has a leg up on the competition thanks to her performance experience

Brian Austin Green

Dancing With the Stars pro Sharna Burgess surely convinced her boyfriend and Beverly Hills, 90210 alum that he could cha-cha his way to the top. 

Amanda Kloots

The Talk host has a strong dance background. She started out dancing on Broadway, where she met late husband Nick Cordero, and even performed as a Radio City Rockette. 

The Miz

WWE superstar and reality TV personality The Miz is bringing the royal rumble to Dancing With the Stars season 30. 

Cody Rigsby

You've seen him on the leaderboard, and now this beloved Peloton instructor has signed on to break a sweat on the dance floor. 

Iman Shumpert

NBA pro turned E! reality star Iman Shumpert is a Dancing With the Stars casting slam dunk.

Christine Chiu

She's bringing bling to the ballroom! The star of Netflix's Bling Empire is ready to prove she's got what it takes. 

Melora Hardin

Jan Levinson is ditching her scented candle biz for the dance floor. The star of The Office and The Bold Type is yet another unexpected addition to the DWTS lineup.

Jimmie Allen

The country singer is going to let the "Good Times Roll" after joining the cast of Dancing With the Stars

Martin Kove

Fans of The Karate Kid will recognize actor Martin Kove

JoJo Siwa

Dance Moms alum and Nickelodeon star JoJo Siwa will join the cast of Dancing With the Stars season 30 and the performer, who introduced the world to girlfriend Kylie Prew in 2021, will be the first-ever contestant to have a same-sex dance partner on the show.

Kenya Moore

In August, a source told E! News that Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore will also compete on Dancing With the Stars season 30.

Suni Lee

Also joining the cast of celebrity contestants is Sunisa "Suni" Lee, who won three medals, including one gold, at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Olivia Jade

The 21-year-old beauty influencer is one of the celebrity contestants for Dancing With the Stars season 30, a source close to her confirmed to E! News on Sept. 1, adding that the YouTuber has no dance experience. The insider said Olivia hopes DWTS will help her gain control of her life, learn from past mistakes and challenge herself in new areas.

And the Pro Dancers Are...

The female pro dancers for season 30 are: Cheryl Burke, Emma SlaterJenna JohnsonLindsay ArnoldSharna BurgessDaniella KaragachWitney Carson and Britt Stewart.

The male pro dancers returning to the ballroom are Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvintsev, Brandon Armstrong, Gleb Savchenko, Pasha Pashkov, Sasha Farber and Valentin "Val" Chmerkovskiy—who is married to Jenna.

Fab Four

Len GoodmanDerek HoughCarrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli will all be back as judges, together for the first time. Derek had taken over Len's longtime role in season 29 as the British star was unable to travel to the United States due to coronavirus pandemic-related travel restrictions.

Tyra Banks Will Be Back

In March 2021, ABC announced that the supermodel is set to return as host of Dancing With the Stars for season 30. She had replaced longtime emcees Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews in season 29.

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