Celebrities and Professional Dancers Compete in the 31st Season of Dancing With the Stars
Dancing With the Stars is one of ABC’s longest-running prime time shows, pairing celebrities with professional dancers for nearly 30 seasons. The competition is known for its high stakes and unpredictable outcomes – which is why fans eagerly await each year’s season 31!
Tyra Banks to Return as DWTS Host in 2022
Former supermodel Tyra Banks will join Season 19 Mirrorball champion Alfonso Ribeiro as co-host, replacing Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews who had served as executive producers.
The 31st season of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) will be the first season to air live across America on Disney+, and its streaming debut means more active viewers across America could make a difference in voting outcomes.
DWTS is an American television competition series based on the UK show Strictly Come Dancing. It features celebrity and professional dancers competing each week to win the coveted Mirrorball trophy, awarded to the winning couple.
On DWTS, celebrities perform dances on a rotating set that is accompanied by live orchestras and professional dancers. Judges give each team their highest score after watching each pair’s highest scoring dance accompanied by live orchestras and professional dancers. At the end of each week, only one team remains until one remains.
This season, many new characters joined the show. Some became fan favorites like Pretty Little Liars actress Janel Parrish and Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek; other debutantes included Australian TV personality Bindi Irwin and Dance Moms star Jojo Siwa.
Another newcomer was TikTok star Charli D’Amelio, who joined her mother Heidi D’Amelio as the first mother-daughter duo to compete on DWTS. Together they earned six perfect scores and took home the season title.
Meanwhile, former Bachelorette star Gabby Windey and professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy emerged as runners-ups for the Mirrorball trophy. The judges praised their performance which included an array of dance styles including a Broadway-style number.
Other finalists included Wayne Brady and Witney Carson, who electrified the audience with their energetic “Super Bowl Halftime Show”-inspired dance. Gleb Savchenko and Shangela then concluded the night with an electrifying drag and dance performance that left viewers in awe.
At the conclusion of its season, DWTS made a dramatic transition from ABC to Disney+. Furthermore, Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli returned as judges for the second straight year for DWTS.
The 31st season of Dancing With the Stars is underway and viewers are eager to see who will take home its coveted mirrorball trophy! Catch all the action on Disney+ Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, plus stay up to date on your favorite celebrity alums like Simone Biles, JoJo Siwa and more by following Us Weekly for updates!
The DWTS season 31 cast has been revealed, and they’re ready to hit the ballroom this fall. But will this season be as memorable as last year’s? With DWTS moving to a new streaming service and featuring an all-new lineup of judges, this season’s outcome promises to be just as unpredictable.