- Title: JoJo Siwa joins 'Dancing With the Stars' in first same-sex pairing
- Date: 27th August 2021
- Summary: INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - MARCH 24, 2018) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** YOUTUBE STAR JOJO SIWA ON RED CARPET POSING FOR PHOTOS
- Embargoed: 10th September 2021 00:02
- Keywords: Dancing with the Stars Jojo Siwa couple dancing pairing partnership same-sex
- Location: INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES/LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES/LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Television,United States
- Reuters ID: LVA001ERX58P9
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- Story Text: YouTuber JoJo Siwa will join U.S. television's "Dancing With the Stars" next month as part of the first same-sex couple on the show, producers said on Thursday (August 26).
Siwa, 18, who earlier this year said she was pansexual, will be paired with a female professional dancer when the show launches its 30th season in September.
It will be the first time the U.S. version of the dance show features people of the same sex dancing together and follows the first celebrity same-sex couple on the British version, "Strictly Come Dancing," in 2020.
Siwa has more than 12 million subscribers to her "Its JoJo Siwa" YouTube channel and was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2020.
U.S. Olympic gymnast Suni Lee, 18, will also join the new cast in September, producers of the ABC television show said.
(Production: Omar Younis)
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