‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 30: 2021 Casting Rumors & Speculation

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ABC/Eric McCandless The season 29 celebrities and their professional dance partners await elimination results on Icon Night of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’

While ABC’s hit reality show “Dancing With the Stars” has yet to be renewed for season 30, there are still rumors surrounding which celebrities may be cast as dancers in the upcoming season of the show.

A few celebrities have been rumored to want to be on the show, and others have previously been rumored to be in talks with the show. The new cast might include another “Bachelorette” and more controversial celebrities.

The show was renewed for season 30 and will premiere at some point in September 2021. The renewal does not come as a surprise, as the show saw a ratings bump during season 29 and has always been a pretty strong ratings show for ABC, according to TV Series Finale.

Who May Be on Season 30 of ‘Dancing With the Stars’?

Just a few celebrities have expressed interest in “Dancing With the Stars” for the upcoming season.

According to a report by Radar Online, ex-“Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” host Chris Harrison is in talks to join the show as a contestant.

The source told the outlet that “at first Chris thought he was being approached to join the show as a host,” but that wasn’t the case. Instead, he was asked to compete.

“He was a little upset when he realized Tyra [Banks] wanted him as a contestant, but after he got over his bruised ego, Chris didn’t say ‘no,'” the source reportedly told the outlet, adding that his joining the show would definitely “make headlines.”

Following the season finale of “The Bachelorette,” Tayshia Adams expressed her interest in being on the show, according to Extra. The show has been Bachelorette-heavy recently, however, with two back-to-back winning seasons by Hannah Brown and Kaitlyn Bristowe, so it’s possible that the show will take a break from casting Bachelorettes for at least one season.

According to Showbiz CheatSheet, pro dancer Cheryl Burke called for producers to take a pause on casting members of Bachelor Nation after the back-to-back wins.

Another celebrity who has expressed interest in joining the cast is actor Alec Baldwin’s wife Hilaria Baldwin, who has been accused of faking her Spanish heritage, according to OK! magazine.

OK! Magazine reports that the show is looking for another controversial figure for the upcoming season, and they have reportedly looked at casting ex-White House Advisor and Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway. However, the report stated that there is uncertainty over whether she would be “too controversial” for the show.

“Some think that Kellyanne would be great,” the source told the outlet. “Others think she is too divisive for a show that appeals to both democrats and republicans.”

Banks is looking to bring ratings higher in upcoming seasons, so creating buzz around season 30 would be a good way for her to start.

“This isn’t about politics, this is about getting people to watch,” a source added.

In February 2021, UFC fighter Kamaru Usman told TMZ Sports that he would love a chance to compete for the Mirrorball Trophy and thinks he would have a good chance of bringing it home.

“I do my thing!” he said. “I do my thing! That’s the thing with me, I understand that practice makes perfect and I’m disciplined enough to be able to train at it. So anything, if I need to work at it, do the moves, learn ’em, boom! I’m in there! I can get down.”

There was speculation following Matt James’ run as “The Bachelor” that he might take some of his moves from TikTok to the ballroom. Other sites speculated that deaf “Bachelor” contestant Abigail Heringer could compete on Dancing With the Stars in the future.

During an episode of pro dancer Cheryl Burke’s “Pretty Messed Up” podcast, “Bachelorette” winner Zac Clark said he wouldn’t be opposed to competing at some point in the future.

“After AJ explained it, how do you say no?” he said at the time. “Ten years ago I had a needle in my arm, and now I’m sitting here talking to you guys about all these crazy experiences. That doesn’t happen to just anyone.”

Another star who said they may compete in a new season is Sharna Burgess’s boyfriend, Brian Austin Green. He said he was originally supposed to compete on season 29 of the show, and pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd told Hollywood Life she wanted Green to join the show.

Who Fans Want to See on DWTS This Season

Fans have their own ideas for which celebrities they want to see on an upcoming season of “Dancing With the Stars.”

One huge celebrity fans want to see on “Dancing With the Stars” is English singer-songwriter Harry Styles, who has become even more popular recently as news of his romantic relationship with actress Olivia Wilde broke.

“I want to see Harry Styles on Dancing With the Stars,” one fan wrote. “Could u imagine?… Seeing him dance every week in sparkly outfits snisjsjsjsjusjejs IM SCREAMING”

Another fan hopes to see Claudia Conway on the show, tweeting, “i want to see claudia conway on Dancing With the Stars i think she would body that.”

One fan hopes to see Jack Black put on some ballroom shoes, writing “i think [Jack Black] should be on next season of Dancing With the Stars.” 

There has been no cast list released for “Dancing With the Stars” season 30.

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