“Dancing With the Stars” has its full ballroom of stars.
The reality dance competition announced the complete line-up on “Good Morning America” Wednesday after revealing last month that U.S. star gymnast Sunisa Lee and YouTuber JoJo Siwa, both 18, will compete for the mirrorball trophy starting Sept. 20 (8 EDT/PDT).
The full cast includes “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum Brian Austin Green, “I Know Who Killed Me” actress Kenya Moore, “Cobra Kai” actor Martin Kove, “Dirty Dancing” actress Melora Hardin, Brooklyn Nets basketball star Iman Shumpert, Spice Girls star Melanie C (aka Sporty Spice), country singer Jimmie Allen, TV personality Christine Chiu, and Peloton instructor/influencer Cody Rigsby.
Meet the ‘DWTS’ Season 30 cast
Jade, 21, is the daughter of “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, who was at the center of the college admission bribery scandal of 2019. Both parents plead guilty to conspiracy charges and served prison time after paying bribes to get their two daughters (Jade and Isabella Giannulli), accepted into the University of Southern California as crew recruits.
James, 29, made history this year as the ABC franchise’s first Black “Bachelor.” Former “Bachelorette” Kaitlyn Bristowe took home the mirrorball trophy in season 29. “Bachelorette” star Hannah Brown won the competition the season prior.
Kove, at 75, is the oldest participant on the show with a youth-filled cast. In a press conference following the announcement, Kove said he was working with a trainer near his home in Nashville and trying to perfect the splits he could pull off in the 1960s and ’70s. The show will be a great opportunity to show a different side than his unhinged John Kreese from “Cobra Kai” and “The Karate Kid.” “I get a chance to be Martin Kove, far more likable than John Kreese,” he said.
Green, 48, formerly with Megan Fox, would not comment on whether his girlfriend, “DWTS” pro Sharna Burgess, would be his pro partner on the show. But he called the show “a really cool way of getting to know her.”
Mel C, 47, pointed out that 2021 is the 25th anniversary of the Spice Girls and the hit “Wannabe” which came out in 1996. She suggested there could be a Spice Girl reunion at least to watch the show. “Let’s put it out there in the universe. Hopefully COVID won’t stop us.”
The Miz, 40, said he brings no skills from the WWE ring to the dance floor. “So where do you learn. The Internet. I’ve been studying for as long as I possibly can.”
Pro dance partner pairings will be announced on the show’s opening night which will be hosted by executive producer Tyra Banks in her second season.
JoJo Siwa will dance with a same-sex partner
Siwa has already revealed that she will dance with a same-sex partner for the first time on the U.S. show.
“We’re making history,” Siwa, 18, who revealed her relationship with Kylie Prew this year. “My journey of coming out and having a girlfriend has inspired so many people around the world. I thought that if I chose to dance with a girl on this show, it would break the stereotypical thing.”
Show producers have revealed that judge Len Goodman will make a return in the new season. Last season, pandemic traveling restrictions kept the veteran Goodman in London.