‘Drag Race’s Shangela makes ‘Dancing With the Stars’ historical past

Shangela will make historical past in additional methods than one together with her flip within the subsequent season of “Dancing With the Stars.”

The long-running tv dance competitors revealed Thursday that the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum will be a part of its Season 31 solid.

“I feel so honored to be the first drag entertainer to compete on the show,” Shangela stated on Instagram. “It’s about darn time!!!”

Shangela — who’s D.J. Pierce out of drag — may also make up one half of the primary ever all-male partnership within the present’s 17-year historical past. The “We’re Here” star will hit the stage with professional Gleb Savchenko.

“Seeing a drag queen with a male dancer is going to be something powerful,” the performer informed USA At the moment on Thursday. “This is going to be a great space and an amazing platform to showcase that kind of representation.”

Web star Jojo Siwa and her dance accomplice Jenna Johnson grew to become the collection’ first same-sex pairing final season.

Additionally becoming a member of Shangela for one of many collection’ most inclusive casts are actors Selma Blair and Daniel Durant.

Blair is the newest “Dancing With the Stars” contestant who has been open about battling with a number of sclerosis. The “Legally Blonde” actor, who was identified in 2018, follows Jack Osbourne. He made his “Dancing With the Stars” debut in 2013.

On Thursday, Blair informed “Good Morning America” that the prospect to hitch the long-running competitors collection is “so powerful to me.”

“I’m feeling good and I’m really happy to give — to really do things that are pushing stamina and being visible,” she stated. “I’m grabbing at every joy we have in life and this is one of them.”

The “Cruel Intentions” actor will accomplice with “Dancing With the Stars’” professional Sasha Farber.

Durant, who starred in Oscar winner “CODA,” follows mannequin and fellow Gallaudet College alum Nyle DiMarco, who took house the grand prize in 2016, and his on-screen “CODA” mom and Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, who grew to become the collection’ first Deaf contestant in 2008.

Additionally a stage star, Durant will obtain his teaching from Britt Stewart.

Different celebs set to indicate off their strikes (or lack thereof) might be Wayne Brady, Charli D’Amelio and her mom, Heidi D’Amelio, “Real Housewives of New Jersey’s” Teresa Giudice, singer Jordin Sparks and “The Bachelorette’s” Gabby Windey. See the complete solid checklist right here.

The Emmy-winning “Dancing With the Stars” will stream beginning Sept. 19 solely on Disney+, shifting from its longtime house on ABC. Alfonso Ribeiro will be a part of because the new-co-host alongside Tyra Banks.