‘Dancing with the stars’ spinoff ‘Dancing with stars Junior’ soon to be premiered! Know the show, cast and the judges!
ABC is bringing your favorite dance show to you! It is launching a new spinoff series ‘Dancing with the stars Junior’.
Dancing with the stars
As we all know in the previous series, the adult celebrities are paired up with professional dancers. So this season comes with a twist! Instead of pairing a grown-up celebrity with professional dancers, they are going to pair celebrity kids with professional dancers.
The show is set to premiere on Sunday, October 7! And fans could not be more excited!
Some fans did get nostalgic and worried that the original concept is going to be replaced. Swipe your worry aside, ABC is not going to get rid of the original dance routine.
So who are the hosts?
Frankie Muniz and Jordan Fisher will host the spinoff show. Frankie and Jordan are both actors.
Jordan is best known for the portrayal of characters in The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Broadway’s Hamilton. He has even won a prestigious award, Mirror Ball trophy for season 25.
Frankie had starred in Malcolm in the Middle. Also, he had participated in the 25th season of the show.
He expressed his gratitude and excitement towards the show:
“I was so excited because I had such an amazing time on Dancing with the Stars. So, to be able to stay in the family and get to experience it from a different perspective and get to host the new show, like, I was thrilled.”
Who are the show’s judges?
Adam Rippon is going to be one of the judges on the show. Adam was the winner of Dancing with the Stars Athletes. His performance was so outstanding that the impressed ABC offered him a position as a judge.
Mandy Moore will be the there to judge the young talents on the show. Well, not THE Mandy Moore from the all-time favorite movie A Walk To Remember!
The esteemed Mandy Moore who choreographed La La Land.
The third and final judge on the list is Val Chmerkovskiy. The talented to be Judge has won two Mirror Ball trophies, one in season 20 and other in season 23. In season 20 he had partnered up with actress Rumer Willis and in season 23, his partner was Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez.
Val also has happy news that he has shared. He recently got engaged to fellow dancer Jenna Johnson.
When asked by TMZ about the kid contestants that he would like to see in the series, his answer was LeBron James Jr., son of LeBron James, an NBA star.
The paired contestants
This is the final reveal for the show. Who are the constants and who have they been paired with? Below is the list of professional dancers and celebrity kids that have been paired up!
- Jenna Johnson and Hailey Bills (her niece)
- Hayley Erbert and Kameron Couch
- Emma Slater and Elliana Walmsley
- Cheryl Burke and Brightyn Brems
- Witney Carson and Kamri Peterson
- Lindsay Arnold and Rylee Arnold (her little sister)
- Alan Bersten and JT Church
- Brandon Armstrong and Artyon Celestine
- Artem Chigvinstev and Tristan Ianiero
- Keo Motsepe and Lev Khmelev
- Gleb Savchenko and Sage Rosen
- Sasha Farber and Jake Monreal
As nothing has been made official, there are rumors circulating about the some of the celebrity kids that might appear as contestants.
Alana Thompson from Toddlers & Tiaras and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Sophia Pippen (daughter of Larsa Pippen and Scottie Pippen), Sky Brown, Miles Brown Black-ish star may also be included in Dancing with the Stars Junior.