A family affair? Charli D’Amelio is set to compete against mom Heidi D’Amelio on Dancing With the Stars season 31, the mother-daughter duo confirmed on Good Morning America. Before their Wednesday, September 7 announcement, a source confirmed the news to J-14.
TMZ was first to report the news on Thursday, August 25, with production sources telling the publication that the pair would be competing against each other on the competition reality show, which has since moved from ABC to Disney+. Both Charli and Heidi have dance backgrounds along with their careers as influencers and reality show stars.
Reps for Charli and Heidi did not immediately respond to J-14‘s request for comment. Keep reading for what we know about DWTS season 31 so far.
How Can You Watch Dancing With the Stars Season 31?
This time around, the show will be taking the ballroom from primetime to streaming. The forthcoming season is set to premiere on Monday, September 19.
“The show’s broad appeal, as well as the overwhelming popularity of its Disney-themed competition nights, make Disney+ the perfect home for Dancing with the Stars while continuing to expand our demographic reach,” Kareem Daniel, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution chairman, said in an April 2022 statement.
Who Are the Hosts?
Tyra Banks will continue her hosting gig alongside season 19 winner Alfonso Ribeiro. Despite the change in network, the judges will remain the same. Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli are all set to return.
What Stars Are Competing in Season 31?
Charli and Heidi were the first confirmed contestants. Joseph Baena, Selma Blair, Wayne Brady, Sam Champion, Jessie James Decker, Trevor Donovan, Daniel Durant, Teresa Giudice, Vinny Guadagnino, Cheryl Ladd, Jason Lewis, Shangela, Jordin Sparks and Gabby Windey are also set to compete.
Heidi revealed on GMA that she “was in shock” when they asked her to be on the show. Charli explained that she “thought they were joking.”
“I thought it was a prank,” the internet star added. “But when they were like, ‘No, this is real,’ I was so excited for the both of us — especially to do this together.”
When it comes to the competition, Charli said that she “can’t be too harsh.” The influencer added, “I do have to remember she is my mom and I have to respect her.”
Of course, it’s no secret that Charli has a major dance background. However, she’s looking forward to strengthening her skills. “When it comes to the actual choreography, I would love to maybe do a little nod to why I am even here and what got me here, but I think I’m really going to work on the technical parts of ballroom dance,” she gushed.
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