Dancing with the Stars: Juniors has announced the kid stars and pros that are set to cut a rug on the upcoming spinoff series. Also revealed are the adult pros, who will be mentoring the young cast through their time on the series. Let's get into the lineup though, which includes reality television mainstay Honey Boo Boo, Tripp Palin, and ten other kids hoping to win the mirror ball trophy.
Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo (pictured above), who currently stars on her mother's WEtv series Mama June: From Not to Hot is set to compete on Juniors with kid pro Tristan Ianiero. The duo will be mentored by Dancing with the Stars pro, Artem Chigvintsev, who is currently competing in Season 27 with Danelle Umstead. As for Thompson, her star rose on the TLC series Toddlers & Tiaras before she got her own show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Joining Thompson is another kid familiar with reality television.
Tripp Palin will also compete in Dancing with the Stars: Junior's debut outing, alongside kid pro Hailey Bills. The duo will be mentored by Dancing with the Stars Season 27 pro, Jenna Johnson. Palin is the son of two-time Dancing with the Stars celebrity competitor, Bristol Palin. Tripp Palin has starred alongside his mom in their 2012 Lifetime reality series Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp. His mom is returning to reality TV via the forthcoming season of Teen Mom OG.
Also competing alongside Honey Boo Boo and Tripp Palin is black-ish actor Miles Brown. He is paired with Rylee Arnold, and the duo will be mentored by Lindsay Arnold, who won Dancing with the Stars Season 25 with Junior's co-host Jordan Fisher. Viral video skateboarder and surfer Sky Brown is partnered with JT Church, and their pro mentor will be DWTS Season 27's Alan Bersten. Rising Disney star Ariana Greenblatt will be partnered with Artyon Celestine and mentored by Dancing with the Stars pro, Brandon Armstrong.
Raven's Home star Jason Maybaum is partnered with Elliana Walmsley, and mentored by Dancing with the Stars pro Emma Slater. Aspiring fashion designer Mandla Morris (the son of music icon Stevie Wonder) will compete with Brightyn Brems and mentored by Dancing with the Stars pro, Cheryl Burke.
Model Sophia Pippen (pictured above), the daughter of NBA legend and Olympic gold medalist Scottie Pippen and entrepreneur Larsa Pippen, will also compete. Pippen is paired with Jake Monreal, and Season 27 pro, Sasha Farber will mentor the duo.
MasterChef Junior's youngest ever champion, Addison Osta Smith, is partnered Lev Khmelev, and the two will be mentored by Dancing with the Stars pro Keo Motsepe. Spellebrity's Akash Vukoti will compete with pro Kamri Peterson and mentored by DWTS pro Witney Carson.
General Hospital's Hudson West, who plays Jake, will compete with Kameron Couch, and mentored by pro dancer, Hayley Erbert. Mackenzie Ziegler of YouTube's Total Eclipse rounds out the cast. Ziegler will compete with Sage Rosen. The pair will be mentored by Season 27 pro, Gleb Savchenko, who was just eliminated during Week 1 of Dancing with the Stars, alongside celeb partner Nikki Glaser.
Find out how everyone does when the series bows on the Alphabet Network! Dancing with the Stars: Juniors premieres Sunday, October 7 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The reality competition is being joined by many other shows, including its mothership series, which are making their returns and premieres this fall, including those on ABC's schedule.
Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.
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