Thursday February 11, 2021
Dear “Let’s Dance” fans: Sit down, take a deep breath and maybe drink some soothing tea. Professional dancer Massimo Sinató will not be part of her favorite format this year. He announced that himself via Instagram.
The reason for this, however, is all too understandable: his pregnant wife Rebecca Mir.
Cheer along and keep your fingers crossed
“This year I will become a father for the first time and I would like to use every moment to support my wife in this new phase of life and to concentrate fully on the coming time as a father-to-be,” writes Sinató. He wishes his “Let’s Dance” family a successful season and this year he will cheer from home and keep his fingers crossed for his colleagues.
But the audience doesn’t have to do without the 40-year-old completely. At least in the introductory show on February 26th, he will “swing the dance floor again” to perform for the audience at the start of the season, says Sinató, who has been an integral part of the format for eleven years.
The se are the debutants
The se include four dancers who are making their debut on the show.
Patricija Belousova, Alexandru Ionel, Malika Dzumaev and Pasha Zvychaynyy are the newcomers to “Let’s Dance”. Belousova grew up in Lithuania and has lived in her adopted home Germany since 2019. She dances with her dance partner and partner Alexandru Ionel, who will also be making his “Let’s Dance” debut in 2021. Together they are German runner-up in standard dance.
The dentist started dancing at the age of seven. Born in Russia, Malika Dzumaev has danced successfully for several years in the disciplines of standard and Latin up to the highest class. Pavel “Pasha” Zvychaynyy, also a native Russian, moved to Germany at the age of 14 for his dance career and school education. At 21 he switched to professional dance sports.
Surplus of men on the floor
The se four are joined by experienced professionals from the show: Renata Lusin, Christina Luft, Kathrin Menzinger, Marta Arndt, Vadim Garbuzov, Evgeny Vinokurov, Christian Polanc, Valentin Lusin, Andrzej Cibis and Robert Beitsch.
This season there is a surplus of men among the professionals, as celebrity candidate Nicolas Puschmann, known from the gay dating show “Prince Charming”, will dance with a man. Also present as candidates are ex- “Tagesschau” head spokesman Jan Hofer, the former Monrose singer Senna Gammour, ex- “Deutschland sucht den Superstar” participant Vanessa Neigert, singer Ilse DeLange, Ballermann singer Mickie Krause, actress Valentina Pahde , Actors Erol Sander and Auma Obama, the older half-sister of former US President Barack Obama.
In addition, presenter Lola Weippert, model Kim Riekenberg, professional boxer Simon Zachenhuber, soccer star Rúrik Gíslason and “Formula 1” presenter Kai Ebel will demonstrate their dancing talent. Which star will work with which professional dancer is revealed in the introductory show.
The program can also be viewed at any time on TVNOW. You can also find more information about the show at RTL.de.