'Dancing with the Stars' Season 30 Start Date, Line-up, Host, and Judges

Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) has reached its 30th Season after 16 years on air. The latest series features a variety of famous faces from Olympic athletes to actors and influencers, all hoping to lift the Mirror Ball Trophy at the very end of the competition. Newsweek has everything you need to know about Dancing with the Stars Season 30.

When Does Dancing with the Stars Season 30 Start?

Dancing with the Stars Season 30 begins on Monday, September 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

The series will then air every Monday until the finale which is set to take place in mid-November.

To watch Dancing with the Stars, you can catch each episode as it airs live on the ABC Network, ABC.com, and the ABC App. If you happen to miss an instalment you can stream the latest episode via ABC's Website the following day.

Hulu customers can also stream episodes of Dancing with the Stars every Tuesday.

After a 30-day free trial, you can subscribe to Hulu for $5.99 per month.

The Dancing with the Stars Line-Up

The DWTS Celebrities

The official couples will be announced during the first live show of Dancing with the Stars.

The famous faces taking part in Dancing with the Stars are:

  • Country music singer Jimmie Allen
  • Spice Girls legend Mel C
  • Bling Empire's Christine Chiu
  • Actor Brian Austin Green
  • Actor Melora Hardin
  • Social Media star Olivia Jade
  • The Bachelor star Matt James
  • The Talk co-host Amanda Kloots
  • Actor Martin Kove
  • Olympic gymnast Suni Lee
  • WWE wrestler Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin
  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore
  • Peloton instructor and fitness personality Cody Rigsby
  • NBA star Iman Shumpert
  • YouTube personality and singer JoJo Siwa
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The DWTS Professionals

Two professional dancers—Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson—return to the line-up this year after having babies.

Two-time Dancing With the Stars champion Peta Murgatroyd and South African Latin and ballroom dancer Keo Motsepe will not be a part of the professional line-up in Season 30, however.

Sofia Ghavami and Ezra Sosa have joined the lineup of Dancing with the Stars as professional dancers who will perform in group routines and step in if another professional is unable to perform.

  • Brandon Armstrong
  • Alan Bersten
  • Artem Chigvintsev
  • Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Sasha Farber
  • Pasha Pashkov
  • Gleb Savchenko
  • Lindsay Arnold
  • Sharna Burgess
  • Cheryl Burke
  • Witney Carson
  • Jenna Johnson
  • Daniella Karagach
  • Emma Slater
  • Britt Stewart

Who Is The Host of Dancing with the Stars?

Supermodel and TV personality Tyra Banks will return as the host of Dancing with the Stars.

Banks replaced Tom Bergeron in 2020, who had hosted the song since its inception in 2005.

Banks also serves as an executive producer on the show.

She is best known for her modeling career, becoming the first female model to appear on the cover of GQ magazine, as well as the first Black woman to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue.

Banks is also known as the creator and host of America's Next Top Model which ran for 24 seasons in the U.S.

Tyra Banks Dancing with the stars
Tyra Banks hosts Dancing with the Stars ABC/Adrienne Raquel

Who Are the Dancing with the Stars Judges?

Len Goodman, Derek Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli are back as the judges of Dancing with the Stars.

Goodman, who was absent from season 29, returns as head judge for the upcoming series.

Inaba and Tonioli have served on the judging panel of Dancing with the Stars since the show began in 2005, never missing a season.

Former Dancing with the Stars professional Derek Hough joined the judging panel in 2020, stepping in for Goodman who was unable to ravel due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Dancing with the Stars starts Monday, September 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.