It’s Finally Here: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 30 Premieres Tonight and You Def Wanna Know Every Celeb Competing

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It’s official: Dancing With the Stars season 30 is here and premieres TONIGHT on ABC! Sheesh, for as long as we waited, it sure did come fast. How is September almost over?! Anyway, as a reminder, fans sleuthed a few of the competitors before the full list was revealed: Olympic gold medalist Sunisa “Suni” Lee, multi-hyphenate entertainer JoJo Siwa, Bachelor star Matt James, and, controversially, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s daughter Olivia Jade.

Longtime viewers were impatiently waiting for the DWTS cast list to drop—hey, we need something to look forward to after Bachelor in Paradise season 7 wraps up for the year, amirite or amirite?

Thankfully, ABC unveiled every celebrity putting on their dancing shoes this year. Let’s get into the full cast—there are 15 celebs total!—which was announced September 8 on Good Morning America. Be sure to tune in tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC to see these stars in action. Oh, and if you want some spoilers about who these stars are paired with for partners, then head riiight along this way. Now, to the cast!

Kenya Moore

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Photo credit: Paras Griffin - Getty Images

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and former Miss America coined, “Gone with the wind fabulous! *twirls*” and we expect nothing less from her while she competes on the DWTS stage.

Mel C (aka Sporty Spice)

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Photo credit: Joe Maher - Getty Images

No stranger to the spotlight, Mel C has been telling us what we want, what we really, really want since the early aughts (aka the ’90s), and we are ready for alllll the nostalgia vibes that her dancing performances are sure to bring.

Martin Kove

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Photo credit: Albert L. Ortega - Getty Images

The Cobra Kai actor is known for showing “no mercy” on his show, so his opponents should be on their heels if he plans on channeling that same energy on DWTS.

Melora Hardin

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Photo credit: Noam Galai - Getty Images

You probs recognize Melora as Jan from The Office or more recently from The Bold Type where she played mentor and editor-in-chief Jacqueline Carlyle. Whatever form the actress takes on DWTS, we know she’s going to tear it up!

Iman Shumpert

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Photo credit: Jim McIsaac - Getty Images

Honestly, there’s something so oddly appealing about watching some of the world’s top athletes compete in a totally new arena. The Brooklyn Net, who is married to singer and actress Teyana Taylor, is competitive and full of passion and silliness, so he’ll definitely be a fun one to watch!

Christine Chiu

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Photo credit: Arnold Jerocki - Getty Images

Bling Empire fans rejoice! The dubbed “couture queen” is here to compete. IMAGINE HER COSTUMES.

Cody Rigsby

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Photo credit: The Washington Post - Getty Images


This Peloton instructor is known and loved for his unconventional style and his approach to fitness. Oh, and did we mention he’s a former professional dancer? Prayers up to the rest of the contestants.

Jimmie Allen

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Photo credit: Paul Morigi - Getty Images

We can’t wait to witness what kind of flair and twang this country music star will bring to the DWTS stage.

Brian Austin Green

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Photo credit: Paul Archuleta - Getty Images

Get this: Brian was supposed to appear on DWTS *last* season, but he had to pull out of the show unexpectedly and was then replaced by Jesse Metcalfe. He is dating DWTS pro Sharna Burgess at the moment, so he might have to pair up with someone else since she’s had a hard rule about not dating her dance partners!

Sunisa “Suni” Lee

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Photo credit: Jamie Squire - Getty Images

Suni has already competed on *literally* the world’s biggest stage. What’s a ballroom to an Olympic gold medalist? Light work.

Amanda Kloots

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Photo credit: CBS Photo Archive - Getty Images

Even though Amanda is currently a cohost on the daytime show The Talk, she lived a past life as a Broadway dancer and Radio City Rockette. Sheesh! She will definitely be a contender.

Mike “The Miz” Mizanin

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Photo credit: Bryan Steffy - Getty Images

The professional WWE wrestler knows how to put on a show, even though he’s usually performing a skull crusher or pinning dudes to a mat. Let’s see what his tango is talkin’ about!

JoJo Siwa

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Photo credit: GP/Star Max - Getty Images

Not only was JoJo one of the first contestants revealed for the season (along with Suni), but she will also make history during the show. The OG Dance Moms star will have a female dance partner, marking the first time DWTS features a same-sex pair in the competition. We love to see it!

Matt James

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Photo credit: Dia Dipasupil - Getty Images

The most recent Bachelor will slide his dancing shoes on in September, and we can’t wait to see what his moves are made of.

Olivia Jade

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Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

The social media sensation was a controversial pick for the show, which was probably a part of the appeal, let’s be honest. Hopefully, Olivia’s dancing moves can give people another reason to talk.

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