FILE PHOTO: 2019 Children Selection Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 23, 2019 – JoJo Siwa. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
August 26, 2021
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – YouTuber JoJo Siwa will be a part of U.S. tv’s “Dancing With the Stars” subsequent month as a part of the primary same-sex couple on the present, producers stated on Thursday.
Siwa, 18, who earlier this yr stated she was pansexual, will likely be paired with a feminine skilled dancer when the present launches its thirtieth season in September.
Will probably be the primary time the U.S. model of the dance present options folks of the identical intercourse dancing collectively and follows the primary movie star same-sex couple on the British model, “Strictly Come Dancing,” in 2020.
“I feel it’s cool. I feel it breaks a wall that’s by no means been finished earlier than,” Siwa informed tv reporters after the announcement.
“I feel it’s actually particular that I get to share with the world you can love who you’re keen on, however now you’ll be able to dance with who you wish to dance with.”
Siwa has greater than 12 million subscribers to her “Its JoJo Siwa” YouTube channel and was named one among Time journal’s 100 most influential folks in 2020.
U.S. Olympic gymnast Suni Lee, 18, can even be a part of the brand new solid in September, producers of the ABC tv present stated.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Enhancing by David Gregorio)