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Dancing with the Stars: Juniors Review 2018 TV-Show Series Season
Stars: Elliana Walmsley, Addison Osta Smith, Lev Khmelev
Review: Dancing with the Stars season 26 ended with an Adam Rippon win. The Olympic skater took home the coveted Mirrorball trophy with the help of partner Jenna Johnson, and this fall, DWTS 2018 returns with Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, a pint-sized spin-off of the popular show.
For the first time ever, Dancing with the Stars: Juniors will pair celebrity kids with professional junior ballroom dancers.If So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation taught us one thing, it’s that junior dancers are great at what they do. Here’s everything we know so far about Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.
The judges for Dancing with the Stars: Juniors were announced in July on Good Morning America. Val Chmerkovskiy, the DWTS pro who proposed to Johnson in June, will be bring his expertise as a judge. Joining him is choreographer Mandy Moore and Johnson’s former partner Rippon.
Rippon was the first openly gay champion of DWTS, and upon winning the all-athletes season this past spring, he told TeamUSA.org, “I think from the Olympics and Dancing with the Stars, I feel so lucky to share my story and share a little bit of who I am with so many people, it’s just awesome.” Now, he’ll get to continue sharing this story with DWTS viewers as a member of the judging panel.
The hosts of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors will be Frankie Muniz and Jordan Fisher. Both previously competed on DWTS.
“When they finally called that it was happening, I was so excited because I had such an amazing time on Dancing With the Stars,” Muniz told ET. “So, to be able to stay in the family and get to experience it from a different perspective and get to host the new show, like, I was thrilled. And I’m so glad to be doing it with Jordan because we have so much fun together. It’s going to be awesome!