There was bad news at the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” season 27 two-night premiere: stand-up comedian Nikki Glaser was eliminated. But there was also good news: the cast of “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” was officially announced. We now know which 12 kid celebs will be performing when the show premieres on Sunday night, October 7. See the full list below along with their pro partners and grown-up mentors.
Sky Brown (skateboarding prodigy) — with pro partner JT Church and mentor Alan Bersten
Akash Vukoti (spelling bee champ) — with pro partner Kamri Peterson and mentor Witney Carson
Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson (reality TV star) — with pro partner Tristan Ianiero and mentor Artem Chigvintsev
Tripp Johnston (Sarah Palin’s grandson) — with pro partner Hailey Bills and mentor Jenna Johnson
Ariana Greenblatt (Young Gamora in “Avengers: Infinity War”) — with pro partner Artyon Celestine and mentor Brandon Armstrong
Miles Brown (“Black-ish” star) — with pro partner Rylee Arnold and mentor Lindsay Arnold
Addison Osta Smith (“MasterChef Junior” winner) — with pro partner Lev Cameron and mentor Keo Motsepe
Hudson West (Emmy-nominated “General Hospital” actor) — with pro partner Kameron Couch and mentor Hayley Erbert
Sophia Pippen (Scottie Pippen’s daughter) — with pro partner Jake Monreal and mentor Sasha Farber
Mandla Morris (Stevie Wonder’s son) — with pro partner Brightyn Brems and mentor Cheryl Burke
Mackenzie Ziegler (singer and younger sister of dancer Maddie Ziegler) — with pro partner Sage Rosen and mentor Gleb Savchenko
Jason Maybaum (Disney Channel actor) — with pro partner Elliana Walmsley and mentor Emma Slater
The new “DWTS” spin-off will deviate from the mothership series in that it will be pre-taped instead of broadcasting live. It will feature “DWTS” alums Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz as hosts. And taking their seats at the judges’ table will be Emmy winning choreographer Mandy Moore and Mirror Ball champions Adam Rippon and Val Chmerkovskiy.
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