Jamie Lynn Spears Joins ‘Dancing with the Stars’ And Donates Salary to SAG-AFTRA, WGA

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Jamie Lynn Spears is stepping into her next role on season 32 of Dancing with the Stars on ABC.

Good Morning American revealed that the Zoey 102 star will be joining the cast alongside those including Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix and even Charity Lawson.

The sister of Britney Spears will be paired alongside Alan Bersten, making it the first couple officially revealed for the season.

Asked if she was ready for it, Spears, 32, told GMA, “I don’t know if one can ever be 100% ready to take on something this big; I didn’t realize what a commitment it is, but it definitely is. I’m ready to challenge myself.”

Spears went on to reveal that she’ll be donating her weekly earnings to SAG-AFTRA and the WGA amid their ongoing strike. “While everybody else in my community is on strike, I have this unique opportunity where I was offered a chance to work when my community cannot work. So I figured I’ll do this and I will donate my weekly salary… to just give back to them at a time where they can’t give back to themselves,” she said.

Rehearsals have been underway with the two noting how they have bonded very closely even from the start of it all.


“We had our first rehearsal and it was great,” he said. “Jamie Lynn is so hard-working and so dedicated and it’s actually so much fun. We get along so well.”

“He’s been wonderful,” Spears added. “My family got to meet him and he’s been great. I wouldn’t want to do it with anyone else.”

Spears even noted that her family has been nothing but supportive.

“My 15 year old actually was very motivated for me to do this, which was actually very surprising,” she noted. “My 15-year-old was like, ‘You’re going to dance on TV? What are you doing mom?’ But she was like, ‘Mom, you have to do it.’ She’s an athlete so I think she wants to see me kind of push myself.”

“Typically I’d be working on different ventures but I think it’s just important that I have this opportunity,” Spears continued. “And if I get up there and even if I embarrass myself, I’m doing it for a good reason and hopefully giving back to the community that’s literally given back to me since I was a little girl.”

38-year-old Ariana Madix teased step in the ballroom with an Instagram video posted on Monday.


“I am so excited to do Dancing with the Stars this season, I just met my partner. He’s really great but I can’t tell you who it is. The other people who are on this season are insane. So you have to tune into GMA, and you have to stay tuned to see who is going to be on.”

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