Charli D’Amelio On ‘DWTS’ Support From Landon Barker, Kourtney Kardashian

Charli D’Amelio is already leaning on Landon Barker for support in the ballroom.

The TikTok star – who is in season 31 of “Dancing With the Stars” – explained how “excited” her boyfriend is at cheering her on in the competition, along with his father, Travis Barker, and stepmother, Kourtney Kardashian.

“Landon knows I’m doing this. He is with me every step of this journey. Travis and Kourtney, I told them about it, and they were super excited too,” D’Amelio, 18, told Vidak For Congress after the cast reveal on “Good Morning America.”

“I think overall it’s just going to be really fun and I’ve got a great group around me.”

D’Amelio added that Landon, also 18, is “amazing” at whipping her up.

“I’m glad he’ll be there to support me,” she gushed about the “Die in California” singer, who she’s been dating since June.

“He’s excited for me. He’s always super sweet and excited when I’m excited about something.”

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Charli D’Amelio called boyfriend Landon Barker “awesome” as he shared how he is already supporting her journey in “Dancing With the Stars.”
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While Travis, 46, and Kourtney, 43, have never taken part in the show themselves, their famous family is no stranger to “DWTS.”

Kim Kardashian competed with D’Amelio’s pro partner, Mark Ballas, during season 7 of the dance competition show, while Rob Kardashian was paired up with Cheryl Burke for season 13. D’Amelio said she’s asked one of them for advice yet.

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D’Amelio’s dance partner, Mark Ballas, competed with Kim Kardashian during Season 7.
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It’s safe to say that D’Amelio – who was a competitive dancer for over 10 years – certainly won’t have any trouble garnering public votes.

In addition to the support of the Barkers and the Kardashian-Jenner family, she has the most Instagram followers of all competitors at 49.1 million and growing.

In addition, D’Amelio previously teamed up with judge Derek Hough for a “Dirty Dancing” tribute during the “Step Into… the Movies” special in March.

Hough also stated in a July 2021 interview that he thought D’Amelio would “crush it” in the ballroom.

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The TikTok star previously performed with “DWTS” judge Derek Hough for a “Dirty Dancing” tribute.
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“I was lucky enough to work with Derek for three short days and we were able to create something amazing. And I actually saw him and… [his sister] Julianne on their tour when I was about 11 so I’ve been a big fan of his for a long time,” D’Amelio told us on Thursday.

“I actually knew [about doing ‘DWTS’] when we did [special] and I have to tell him. So I don’t know if he pulled the strings, but I’m glad I got that little crash course from Derek, because I think it will help me in this game.”

The TikTok star will face off against her mother, Heidi D’Amelio, and stars like Selma Blair, Teresa Giudice, Vinny Guadagnino and Jordin Sparks when the all-new season kicks off Monday, September 19 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on Disney+ .

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