'Dancing with the Stars' Season 30 celebrity cast announced by ABC
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/08/2021
Dancing with the Stars has announced the cast of celebrities who will be competing on the show's milestone 30th season this fall.
ABC unveiled the identities of the 15 celebrities who will dance on the show next season, which premieres with a live two-hour episode Monday, September 20 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC, during Wednesday's broadcast of Good Morning America.
The women who will be putting on their dancing shoes are Spice Girl Melanie C, actress Christine Chiu, actress Melora Hardin, social-media sensation Olivia Jade, talk show host Amanda Kloots, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore, and previously-announced contestants Suni Lee, an Olympic gold medalist, and JoJo Siwa, a popstar and Dance Moms alum.
Matt starred on The Bachelor's 25th season earlier this year and is still dating his winner, Rachael Kirkconnell, so fans can expect to see her in the audience cheering her boyfriend on.
Dancing with the Stars' 29th season wrapped last year with Kaitlyn Bristowe, who starred on The Bachelorette's eleventh season, being crowned champion. Kaitlyn won the season with her pro partner Artem in November 2020, and so Artem will be the returning champion for Season 30.
Catfish host Nev Schulman and pro Jenna finished the season in second place.