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Dancing With the Stars 2021 line-up: Confirmed celebrities for series 30

JoJo Siwa is making history on series 30 as part of the show's first same-sex pairing.

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Published: Wednesday, 13th October 2021 at 3:21 pm

Series 30 of Dancing With the Stars is underway across the pond, and we have already seen two celebs say goodbye to the competition with another thirteen still in with a shot of winning this season.

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Spice Girl Mel C, dancer JoJo Siwa and gymnast Suni Lee are just three of the names who were announced for this star-studded series and they will be joining Tyra Banks who is back to host.

Meanwhile, fan favourite Len Goodman is back on the judging panel, after missing out on the 29th series due to travel restrictions. He is joined by Derek Hough, who filled in for him last season, along with longtime judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, who has stepped down from the UK version of the show, Strictly Come Dancing.

As series 30 continues, here's a list of all the celebrities taking part, including those who have already been sent packing.

Amanda Kloots

amanda kloots

Age: 39

Job: Presenter, dancer

Instagram: @amandakloots

Amanda is an American television personality, dancer and fitness instructor who made her debut as a host on The Talk earlier this year. She had guest-hosted previously and she has also appeared in several musicals on Broadway. She lost her second husband, Nick Cordero, last year due to COVID.

Brian Austin Green

brian austin green

Age: 48

Job: Actor

Instagram: @brianaustingreen

Twitter:@withBAGpod

Brian is best known for his role as the nerd turned hunk, David Silver in the hit show, Beverly Hills 90210. He reprised the role recently for the meta BH90210 alongside most of his former co-stars.

And he is no stranger to reality shows as he recently appeared as Giraffe in the US version of The Masked Singer.

Cody Rigsby

cody rigsby

Age: 48

Job: Peloton instructor and fitness star

Instagram: @codyrigsby

Twitter: @CodyRigsby

Exercise site Peloton is what Cody is best known for as he is one of the most popular instructors on the site.

He is also, perhaps controversially, a former professional dancer and he has worked with big names including Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj.

Christine Chiu - ELIMINATED WEEK TWO

christne chiu

Age: 38

Job: Businesswoman and reality star

Instagram: @christine_chiu88

If you are a fan of reality hit Bling Empire then you should need no introduction to Christine Chiu as she features prominently on the show.

Christine is a philanthropist, couture collector and she co-founded the hugely successful Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery inc.

Iman Shumpert

iman shumpert

Age: 31

Job: Professional basketball player

Instagram: @imanshumpert

Twitter: @imanshumpert

Iman is a professional basketball player and teams he has played for include the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Sacramento Kings.

He most recently played for the Brooklyn Nets and he recently signed a deal to return to them. He is also a rap artist and his tracks include Knicks Anthem.

Jimmie Allen

Jimmie Allen Dancing with the Stars
Jimmie Allen Dancing with the Stars

Age: 36

Job: Country singer and songwriter

Instagram: @jimmieallen

Twitter: @JimmieAllen

This years DWTS line-up includes country singer and musician Jimmie Allen. After failing to make it onto both America's Got Talent and American Idol, Jimmie was eventually signed to a record label in 2017 and has gone on to release hits Best Shot and Make Me Want To.

"You know, these rehearsals, listen here — I have never ballroom danced a day in my life. Just know — it's rough," he told Good Morning America ahead of his debut.

JoJo Siwa

JoJo Siwa Dancing With the Stars
JoJo Siwa Dancing With the Stars Getty Images

Age: 18

Job: Singer, dancer and social media star

Instagram: @itsjojosiwa

Twitter:@itsjojosiwa

On 26th August, ABC confirmed singer and dancer JoJo Siwa will be joining Dancing With the Stars.

The Dance Moms star – who recently came out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community – will make history on the show as she will be dancing with a female professional dancer. This is the first time a same-sex couple has competed on DWTS.

Kenya Moore

kenya moore

Age: 50

Job: Actress, model

Instagram: @thekenyamoore

Twitter: @KenyaMoore

Kenya has many tricks up her sleeve as she counts herself as an actress, model, producer, author, television personality, and entrepreneur - so she must also count herself as constantly busy.

Acting-wise she has had several roles over the years, including the brilliantly named Sharknado: The 4th Awakens.

Martin Kove - ELIMINATED WEEK ONE

martin kove

Age: 75

Job: Actor

Instagram: @martinkove

Twitter:@martinkove

Martin is perhaps best known for his role in The Karate Kid where he played John Kreese who was the headteacher of the Cobra Kai karate dojo. He has reprised the role for the Cobra Kai TV show.

That is far from his only role and he has been seen in countless movies and TV shows over the years - recently he had a role in the Quentin Tarantino movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Matt James

Matt James Dancing with the Stars
Matt James Dancing with the Stars

Age: 29

Job: The bachelor in season 25 of The Bachelor and former US footballer

Instagram: @mattjames919

Twitter: @mattjames919

In September 2021, ABC announced Matt James would be taking to the dance floor this season. The first Black bachelor to appear on the long-running US reality, Matt chose graphic designer Rachael Kirkconnell at the end of his season. Despite briefly breaking up following allegations of Rachel's racism surfaced, the pair are back together.

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“When I come back from practice, [Rachael's] been, you know, my dance partner outside of Dancing With the Stars,” he told Page Six. “I come back and try to apply the same lessons that I learned during my rehearsals, and she’s whipping me into shape. So, it’ll be a lot of fun."

Mel C

Mel C Dancing with the Stars
Mel C Dancing with the Stars

Age: 47

Job: Singer

Instagram: @melaniecmusic

Twitter: @MelanieCmusic

The only Brit on the Dancing With the Stars line-up, Spice Girl Mel C opened this season's first episode with a cha-cha-cha to the girl band's first global hit single, Wannabe, alongside partner Gleb Savchenko.

Mel C, aka Sporty Spice, told People her former bandmates were "excited" about her joining the line-up. "Mel B did an incredible job in 2007. She's so excited, all the Spice Girls are so excited because I know it's a wonderful experience," she said.

Melora Hardin

melora hardin

Age: 54

Job: Actor

Instagram: @meloradhardin

Twitter:@meloradhardin

Melora has numerous acting credits under her belt but to many, she will always be remembered as Jan, the one-time boss turned lover of Michael Scott in the US remake of The Office.

More recently, she was Jacqueline Carlyle, editor-in-chief of Scarlet magazine, for five seasons on The Bold Type.

The Miz

the miz

Age: 41

Job: Wrestler

Instagram: @mikethemiz

Twitter:@mikethemiz

Michael "The Miz" Mizanin is a professional wrestler and actor who can currently be seen as part of WWE's Raw. Prior to wrestling, he appeared on The Real World: Back to New York in 2001.

He is an actor too and he appeared relatively recently on Supernatural (as a wrestler) and on Sirens.

Olivia Jade

olivia jade

Age: 22

Job: Singer, dancer and social media star

Instagram: @oliviajade

Twitter:@oliviajadee

Daughter of actress Lori Loughlin, Olivia rose to fame in her own way when she hit it big after starting a lifestyle channel on YouTube and her Instagram account has over 1.3 million followers.

Olivia said that joining DWTS was a "second chance" for her after she was caught up in the controversy surrounding the infamous college admissions scandal in 2019.

Suni Lee

Suni Lee Dancing With the Stars
Suni Lee Getty Images

Age: 18

Job: Olympic gymnast

Instagram: @sunisalee

Twitter: @sunisalee_

American gymnast Sunisa "Suni" Lee was one of the first celebs to be confirmed for series 30 of DWTS.

Lee is the 2020 Olympic all-around champion and uneven bars bronze medalist. She was a member of the teams that won gold at the 2019 World Championships and silver at the 2020 Olympic Games.

And she already has a vote from her teammate Simone Biles, who famously took part on the show in season 24.

In an interview, Biles said: "I think she'll do really well. I think America will fall in love with her because she has such an inspiring story."

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