LOS ANGELES, Aug 26 (Reuters) – YouTuber JoJo Siwa will be 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 mentioned on Thursday.
Siwa, 18, who earlier this 12 months mentioned she was pansexual, can be paired with a feminine skilled dancer when the present launches its thirtieth season in September.
It is going to 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 believe it’s cool. I believe it breaks a wall that’s by no means been performed earlier than,” Siwa instructed tv reporters after the announcement.
“I believe it’s actually particular that I get to share with the world you could love who you like, however now you may dance with who you need 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, may even be part of the brand new forged in September, producers of the ABC tv present mentioned.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Enhancing by David Gregorio