Adam Rippon Dishes on 'Dancing With The Stars Juniors' Ahead of Series Premiere

Adam Rippon Dishes on 'Dancing With The Stars Juniors' Ahead of Series Premiere

Adam Rippon is just one of three judges on Dancing With The Stars Juniors and he’s praising all the young kids and pros competing in the series.

Speaking with TV Guide, the 28-year-old figure skater revealed that he was “really looking forward to seeing all of these little kids perform their frickin’ hearts out.”

Just like their sister show, Dancing With The Stars Juniors watches as 12 young stars perform and learn new ballroom dances, competing to win the first ever DWTS Juniors title and trophy.

“I think more than anything you want somebody who you know is going to make the kids feel comfortable, who can make them laugh, but at the same time be honest with them and motivate them,” Adam shared about sitting on the judging table. “I hope that I’m able to do that on the show.”

He adds, “I feel that what I’ve learned from working with kids on the ice is that the best thing I can do is talk to them like they’re on my level and make them feel comfortable but also keep it real…you grow an attachment to the kids as it goes on because you see that they love what they’re doing and you see all that hard work. So it’s going to be a really, really good show.”

Adam adds that the young competitors blew all his previous expectations away when he first saw them perform.

“I think there’s a fear like, ‘Can they do it? Can they handle the pressure?’ Because it can be a lot. And they’ve not only stepped up to the plate but they’ve completely surpassed my expectations.”

Dancing With The Stars Juniors premieres on Sunday, October 7th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

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