Jamie Lynn Spears Joins the Cast of ‘DWTS’ Season 32

Jamie Lynn Spears Joins the Cast of Dancing With the Stars Season 32 With Partner Alan Bersten
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Jamie Lynn Spears might be breaking out her strikes on Dancing With the Stars season 32.

“I don’t know if one can ever be one hundred pc able to tackle one thing this large; I didn’t understand what a dedication it’s, but it surely positively is. I’m able to problem myself,” Spears, 32, mentioned on the Tuesday, September 12, episode of Good Morning America.

The Nickelodeon alum is partnered with professional dancer Alan Bersten, who was most not too long ago paired with nation star Jessie James Decker on DWTS season 31. “He’s been fantastic,” Spears advised GMA’s Lara Spencer. “My household obtained to satisfy him. He’s been nice and wouldn’t moderately do it with anybody else.”

Spears added that she might be donating her weekly wage from the competitors present to the Display Actors Guild and the American Federation of Tv and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and the Writers Guild of America (WGA) amid the continued Hollywood strikes.

“Whereas all people else in my neighborhood is on strike, I’ve this distinctive alternative the place I used to be provided an opportunity to work when my neighborhood can not work,” she defined. “So I figured I’ll do that and I’ll donate my weekly wage to SAG, WGA, and simply give again to them at a time the place they will’t give again to themselves.”

Though she grew up taking faucet, jazz and ballet and carried out as a cheerleader, Spears famous that ballroom dancing is totally completely different from her earlier experiences. “Each little factor issues, and I believe you simply have to totally commit from the highest of your head to the tip of your toes,” she shared.

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Spears additionally revealed her daughter Maddie, 15, inspired her to compete on the ABC collection. “I believe she form of needed to see me push myself,” the Candy Magnolias star mentioned. “And sometimes, I’d be engaged on completely different ventures, however I believe it’s simply necessary that I’ve this chance.” (Spears shares Maddie along with her ex Casey Aldridge, and daughter Ivey, 5, along with her husband, Jamie Watson.)

Whereas Spears and Bersten, 29, are the primary pair to be introduced, the actress is the third general contestant to be revealed for season 32 together with Vanderpump Guidelines star Ariana Madix and The Bachelorette’s Charity Lawson. The total forged might be revealed on GMA on Wednesday, September 13.

Jamie Lynn Spears Joins the Cast of Dancing With the Stars Season 32 With Partner Alan Bersten

Alan Bersten and Jamie Lynn Spears
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After making her onscreen debut taking part in a youthful model of her sister, Britney Spears, in 2002’s Crossroads, Jamie Lynn went on to star within the hit Nickelodeon collection Zoey 101 from 2005 to 2008. She not too long ago reprised her function as Zoey Brooks in Paramount+’s Zoey 102 movie, which premiered in July.

Final month, she supported Britney, 41 — with whom she’s had a sophisticated relationship over time — following her cut up from estranged husband Sam Asghari by “liking” an Instagram put up in regards to the breakup.

Dancing With the Stars premieres on ABC and Disney+ Tuesday, September 26, at 8 p.m. ET.