For many years, "Dancing With The Stars" has become one of the leading musical shows in the country, and recently, the US franchise announced a history-making move for the upcoming season.
“Dancing With The Stars” has been known to thrill viewers since its inception, and the showrunners do not plan on going slow on their success; instead, they have announced a historic move for the upcoming season 30.
Most viewers are already looking forward to the new season of the dance competition, which sees leading celebrities bring out their A-game with their dance partner, hoping to clinch the top prize.
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Amidst the global fight for social equality and inclusion, “Dancing With The Stars” announced how it would be doing its part in the movement by bringing the first same-sex dance partner on the show.
In a post shared on Twitter, the show revealed that child star Jojo Siwa, who came out as part of the LGBTQ community earlier this year, will make history by becoming the first star to be matched with a same-sex partner.
In a promo clip, the excited teen shared her joy over the news, adding that she felt it was cool to be paired with a girl in the new season. She said,
“I am so excited to be a part of 'Dancing With the Stars,' Season 30, and to be dancing with a girl.”
Her partner is yet to be announced but will be during the show’s season premiere. This new move comes after “Strictly Come Dancing,” a UK equivalent of the American show, allowing a female contestant to be paired with a female partner last year.
As several stars are opening up on their identity without the fear of being stigmatized or sidelined, showrunners are quickly embracing them with open arms, encouraging everyone to live their truth.
Sources close to the show’s runner revealed that the feeling from the camp is positive as everyone expects the season to be a blast.
As usual, "DWTS" season 30 promises to be thrilling, fun, and exciting as both the contestants and judges would be wowed during the performances.
The show, which premiered over a decade ago, was renewed by ABC for a 30th season earlier this year. New host Tyra Banks is expected to return alongside judges Len Goodman, Derek Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli.
Season 29 of the show saw a change in the format and audience as new viewers were added after Banks replaced long-time show host Tom Bergeron. After a difficult start, the talented show host got to find her feet and win more fans over.
Travel restrictions curtailed head judge Len Goodman’s performance on the show’s previous season, but this year is expected to be different. Sources close to the show’s runner revealed that the feeling from the camp is positive as everyone expects the season to be a blast.