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Dancing with the Stars Reveals Premiere Date, Participating Pros and Some Safety Protocols

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The upcoming 29th season of Dancing with the Stars which promises to have a different fee,l in more ways than one, has been given a premiere date by ABC.

Circle Monday night, September 14th (8 p. m. ET/7 p.m. CT).  DWTS becomes the first ABC primetime fall show to have locked in a date.

On Tuesday’s Good Morning America, it was also revealed that all pro dancers including pros who are married to each other will live separately during production due to Covid-19 production protocols.

The dancer participating in the new season will be:  Brandon Armstrong, Sharna Burgess Cheryl Burke, Alan Bersten, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Daniella Karagach and Britt Stewart.

As for as who the celebrities competing will be, all we know thus far is formerThe Bachelorette star, Kaitlyn Bristowe is on-board with the rest of the cast to be unveiled closer to the premiere.

This season will have a new host.  As previously announced Tyra Banks is now at the helm and the executive producer of the reality-ballroom competition replacing Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.

Recently on The Talk, co-host, Carrie Ann Inaba shared that she believed herself, Len and Bruno, (the DWTS judges) will all be back for the new season, although that has yet to be officially confirmed.

So, do you think DWTS the Covid-19 edition will be intriguing TV? Comment below.

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With Tyra Banks hosting, and Tom Bergeron gone, I have little interest in DWTS this season. Perhaps if they had real “stars” competing, then I might have more interest.

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Cheryl Burke Tests Positive for COVID-19 Ahead of Tonight’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Dancing with the Stars’ Cheryl Burke announced via an emotional Instagram video on her account on Sunday that she was not feeling well, and tested positive for Covid-19.  Burke had been vaccinated and is another breakthrough Covid case.  Burke had been fully vaccinated via Moderna.

Burke’s diagnosis means that she must quarantine for the next ten days and will miss tonight’s second episode of the new season of the ballroom-dance competition series.  She has been partnered with Pelonton’s Cody Rigsby.

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How will Burke’s departure affect Rigsby in terms of the competition? ABC says it will address it on Monday’s night’s show.  However Good Morning America” reported that Rigsby has been tested for COVID-19, and if he comes back negative he will perform with an alternate pro dancer.

It is now also most certain that Burke will miss next week’s show as well.

In her post, Cheryl shared to her fans she was on her way to get a Covid test, then she shared after getting tested: “I am positive which means I have Covid.”

She went on to say, “It’s so overwhelming because it’s Sunday and the show’s tomorrow. I figured I should let you guys know since I’ve been as open and as a real and as vulnerable as I could be here.  I just hope I didn’t spread it. For those of you who don’t think COVID is a real thing, it’s f–king real, dude.”

The pro dancer also related how upset she was to let her celebrity partner, Cody Rigsby, down by having to exit the show for now.

So, what do you think about Burke’s exit from the series and her emotional message? You can watch it below. Then, share your thoughts via the comment section.

 

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Brian Austin Green, Martin Kove (Ex-EON), The Miz, Amanda Kloots, Matt James & More Revealed as Celebrity Contestants In New Season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Wednesday morning on Good Morning America, the celebrity contestants were unveiled in full for the upcoming 30th season of Dancing with the Stars.

The ballroom dance competition hosted by Tyra Banks will kick-off on Monday, September 20th at 8pm EST/PST on ABC.

The celebrities include: Brian Austin Green (Ex-90210 and Knots Landing), Martin Kove (Cobra Kai and ex-Romeo, Edge of Night), the WWE’s Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, The Talk’s Amanda Kloots and former ‘Bachelor’ lead, Matt James.

In addition, other celebrities dancing for the Mirror Ball Trophy include: Country singer Jimmie Allen, Spice Girl Melanie C, Christine Chiu (Bling Empire), Melora Hardin (The Office) Social media star Olivia Jade, Gold medal Olympian Suni Lee, Kenya Moore (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Peloton star instructor Cody Rigsby. NBA star Iman Shumpert, and Popstar JoJo Siwa.

The celebrities and their pro partner will be judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough.

Watch the video announcement of the cast below and then let us know, who you on paper looks like the top choice to take home the Mirror Ball and what you think of the 30th season cast via the comment section.

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Carrie Ann Inaba Officially Departs ‘The Talk’

In an announcement on her Instagram and in an official statement, Carrie Ann Inaba has officially exited The Talk.  As we previously reported earlier in the week, the talk series was reportedly already looking for a male replacement for her.

Inaba was a featured co-host on The Talk for three seasons having officially replaced Julie Chen Moonves in 2019, after guest hosting since 2017.  But since April of this year, Carrie Ann has been on a leave of absence from the afternoon show.

In her exit statement, Carrie Ann shared: “I enjoyed my time at The Talk as co-host and moderator and I am grateful for the opportunity I had to grow with the entire Talk family as well as truly connect with viewers on such a personal level. I will miss The Talk, but I am excited for the next chapter both for myself and for the show.”’

Carrie Ann’s departure is said to be a mutual decision between her and the network.

On Instagram, Inaba shared: “I am filled with immense gratitude for my journey on @thetalkcbs. It has been a wonderful experience and an honor to have been the moderator at The Talk, following in the footsteps of two women I very much respect. @juliechenmoonves and @thesaragilbert. Dreams do come true, if you work hard for them. I have made beautiful and lifelong friendships, I’ve had so many unforgettable experiences, (be prepared for a few memories shared in the next few days), and I’ve learned so much from all the heartfelt and authentic discussions we’ve shared with you. My heart is full and content. I’m truly grateful for all that was, all that is (life is in perfection), and all that will be. To all my friends and family at @thetalkcbs I wish you a great Season ahead! And, I also very much look forward to my own future as well. 💕✨🌅 Life is good. And endings can be as beautiful as beginnings. ✨”

Inaba will continue on in September in her judges seat on the all-new season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

So, sad that Inaba is officially OUT at The Talk? Comment below.

 

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