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September 28, 2018

'Dancing with the Stars: Juniors' final cast line-up is glorious

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After much anticipation, the star-studded cast of "Dancing With The Stars: Juniors" was announced. It's going to be wild!

Celebrity children will be partnered with professional junior dancers, and the dancing duos will be mentored by "DWTS" dancers. 

Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa. The adorable video announcement can be seen below. 

The spin-off will be hosted by Frankie Muniz and Jordan Fisher, while Olympian Adam Rippon, two-time "DWTS" star champ Val Chmerkovskiy and choreographer Mandy Moore will serve as judges. 

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The mentors will include Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Jenna Johnson, Hayley Erbert, and South African born Keo Motsepe. 

The star-studded line-up includes celebrity junior chef Addison Osta Smith, actor Ariana Greenblatt, as well as Sarah Palin's 9-year-old grandson, Tripp Palin Johnston. 

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The 11-year-old Greenblatt is most famously known as Young Gamora in "Avengers: Infinity War." She was partnered with Artyon Celestine, and Brandon Armstrong is their mentor. 

Joining them will be the 9-year-old Sophia Pippen, daughter of NBA champion Scottie Pippen. Sasha Farber will mentor her and Jake Monreal. 

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Hudson West, the 10-year-old "General Hospital" actor, also joins the cast, along with Akash Vukoti, the youngest boy to ever participate in Scripps National Spelling Bee. 

He turned nine this year, but Vukoti won the spelling bee trophy when he was just two years old. Vukoti is partnered with Kamri Peterson, and their mentor is Witney Carson. 

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From the older contestant camp, 14-year-old singer Mackenzie Ziegler was paired with Sage Rosen under the watchful eye of mentor Gleb Savchenko. 

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Sky Brown, a 10-year-old skateboarding professional, is already one of the crowd-favorites. She is also a role model for girls all over the world and inspires positivity and empowerment. 

Joining them will be reality television star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson. She will be paired with Tristan Ianiero and mentored by Artem Chigvintsev. 

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Honey Boo Boo made headlines back in August when it was revealed that she could make up to $130,000 if she makes it to the season finale. 

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She will reportedly be paid for every episode she appears in and would naturally earn more the longer she remains in the competition. 

The first episode of "Dancing With The Stars: Juniors" will air on October 7 on ABC at 8 p.m Eastern Time. 

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