The Dancing with the Stars season 31 celebrity cast “leaks” have begun. The first TWO celebrity contestants, are reportedly a Tik Tok star and her mother.
According to TMZ, Tik Tok star Charli D’Amelio and her mom Heidi will compete against each other on the long-running ballroom dance competition this fall.
Production sources tell TMZ that Charli and Heidi both signed on to join season 31 of the dancing competition series, but it won’t be a team effort. They will appear as separate contestants, competing against one another as well as the other celebrity contestants.
According to TMZ, Charli has over 145.7M followers on TikTok and 49M on Instagram. Heidi also just celebrated 10 million followers on her own Tik Tok account.
@charlidamelio momma @heididamelio dc @trvpandre @dejuane.mccoy @justinplaness ? It Won’t Stop (feat. Chris Brown) [DWYR Radio Edit] – Sevyn Streeter
Charli has been dancing since she was a child, TMZ reports, so she’s actually pretty planty and could go far in the competition.
Charli danced with Derek and Julianne Hough on their Step Into…The Movies special
The social media star has already collaborated with DWTS judge Derek Hough. The two performed a Dirty Dancing routine with his sister Julianne on their ABC special, Step Into…The Movies, which aired in April ahead of the Oscars.
Derek may be responsible for getting Charli on the show. In an interview last year, according to TMZ, he said, “I think it’d be really cool to see one of the D’Amelio sisters on there. Charli’s a really talented dancer and she’s obviously crushing it in the content, Tik Tok world. I think she would be really good.”
Watch Derek and Julianne Hough along with Charli D’Amelio perform the iconic closing number from Dirty Dancing.There will be no learning curve for this young Tik Toker. Her mom may be another story, though!
Dancing with the Stars season 31 premieres on Monday September 19. For the first time, the competition will be STREAMING ONLY on Disney+ without commercial interruption. The full cast will be revealed on Good Morning America September 8. But expect entertainment outlets to leak various cast members before their official reveal.
As far as the pro-dancers go, a new trailer reveals reigning winner Daniella Karagach, and fellow pros Pasha Pashkov, Cheryl Burke, Artem Chigvintsev, Witney Carson, and Brandon Armstrong out on the dancefloor.