If you love Dancing with the Stars but wish it could be a little bit more adorable, you're going to love this. Our favorite little diva Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson is reportedly joining the cast of the upcoming dance competition DWTS: Junior according to Us, and fans couldn't be more excited!
Alana was reportedly seen entering and leaving practice for the hit dance show, and she's "taking it very seriously," according to The Blast. Alana isn't exactly the most competitive star, but she does have some experience on-stage; she got her start on Toddlers and Tiaras doing pageants, after all!
Alana isn't the only amazing star that's reportedly lined up for the gig. Black-ish star Miles Brown is also said to be getting ready for his dancing debut, and with his acting chops and charisma, we bet he's going to be the one to beat.
One day earlier, Just Jared reported some of the potential pro dancers for the special spinoff. Rylee Arnold, Hailey Bills, Brightyn Brems, Artyon Celestine, JT Church, Kami Couch, Tristan Ianeiro, Lev Khmelev, Jake Monreal, Kamri Peterson, Sage Rosen, and Eliana Walmsley are reportedly going to partner with the kids, while older stars like Cheryl Burke, Jenna Johnson, Witney Carson, Alan Bersten, and Rylee's sister Lindsay Arnold, will mentor them.
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Cheryl originally told Life & Style exclusively that she was hoping to judge the competition. “I would love to be a judge,” she said in November. “I love working with kids. I see myself in them. I started [dancing] when I was four years old. So I get it. I come from the original dance mom.”
ABC actually hasn't even revealed that the new show is filming, though the president Channing Dungey said it was definitely happening in the future at the TCA winter press tour. At the time, she said it was just a matter of casting, but it looks like a cast is coming together quicker than they thought!
Check back here to see who else gets added to the juniors cast.