JOJO Siwa is making history after being named as one of the 15 stars joining the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars.
Jojo has revealed she will be partnering up with a female professional dancer when she compete in season 30.
The YouTube star said in a video statement: “I am so excited to be a part of this year’s Dancing With the Stars Season 30.
“And to be dancing with a girl – I think it’s so cool. My puppy Buddy, are you excited, boy? He’s so pumped up. It’s going to be the best ever.
“I can’t wait to dance every single week. I can’t wait to meet my partner. There’s so many things I’m excited for!”
Jojo previously opened up about her sexuality after wearing a T-shirt that read “Best.Gay.Cousin.Ever.”
In an Instagram Live she explained she wasn’t ready to label her sexual orientation yet but, added: “I always believed that my person was going to be my person and if that person happened to be a boy great and if that person happened to be a girl great!”
The bubbly 18-year-old YouTube personality along with 18-year-old Olympic gymnast Suni Lee were named on Thursday as two of the contenders vying for the mirrorball next month.
The other 13 stars competing in the dance competition will be revealed on Good Morning America, with Jojo and Suni as guests, on September 8, TV Line reports.
It won’t be Jojo’s first foray into the dance world as the teen has starred on Lifetime unscripted series Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition as well as Dance Moms.
DWTS RETURNS FOR SEASON 30
Suni is fresh off the back of her victory at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The Team USA star earned a gold medal in the women’s gymnastics all-around event, a silver medal in the women’s team competition and a bronze medal for her performance on the uneven bars.
Tyra Banks will be returning to host DWTS when season 30 premieres on September 20.
Banks took over the role from Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews who were unexpectedly axed form the series ahead of season 29.
The TV personality and former model recently discussed whether the series will return with a live studio audience amid COVID-19 restrictions.
She told Entertainment Tonight: “We’ve been talking about it, back and forth,
“[But] probably not, if I really think about ultimate safety. Maybe not yet.”
Returning to judge will be Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Derek Hough and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Last week Carrie Ann officially announced her exit from The Talk after three seasons and a past year of turmoil for the daytime show.
Back in April, Carrie Ann said she would be taking a leave of absence to deal with her health and now, revealed that break has become permanent.
CARRIE ANN LEAVES THE TALK
In an emotional series of Instagram videos, she told her 400K followers: “I am filled with immense gratitude for my journey on @thetalkcbs.
“It has been a wonderful experience and an honor to have been the moderator at The Talk, following in the footsteps of two women I very much respect. @juliechenmoonves and @thesaragilbert.
“Dreams do come true, if you work hard for them. I have made beautiful and lifelong friendships, I’ve had so many unforgettable experiences, (be prepared for a few memories shared in the next few days), and I’ve learned so much from all the heartfelt and authentic discussions we’ve shared with you.
“My heart is full and content. I’m truly grateful for all that was, all that is (life is in perfection), and all that will be.”
She concluded: “To all my friends and family at @thetalkcbs I wish you a great Season ahead!
“And, I also very much look forward to my own future as well. Life is good. And endings can be as beautiful as beginnings.”
Season 30 of Dancing with the Stars premieres September 20 at 8pm ET on ABC.