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Who is ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Celeb Wayne Brady?

Wayne Brady, Witney Carson on 'Dancing With the Stars'Photo by ABC/Eric McCandless

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Wayne Brady is one of the newest celebrities to put his dancing shoes on to compete on Dancing With The Stars. The actor has now taken on the ballroom alongside professional dance​ partner Witney Carson.

His Career Highlights, Background in the Industry

In case you didn’t know, this 50 year old is an Emmy Award-winning actor and singer that has made his mark on the stage and screen. He’s a long and accomplished singer and performer that has always been driven by passion. Wayne’s passion and drive was what lead to his win on The Masked Singer season 2.

Wayne set out to create new content across different platforms that showcase innovation and authenticity in fun and powerful ways. He is also active behind the scenes as host & executive producer for Let’s Make A Deal, Game of Talents, and Comedy IQ, which he also co-created.

Recently Wayne returned to Broadway as part of Freestyle Love Supreme. The unique show combines the fusion of hip hop, improv, and comedy which won it a special Tony Award for its innovation and contributions to the world of theater. 


My 1st Dance on @dancingwiththestars! Nervous as hell but loving every minute! Thank you to @Witney Carson! Watch us each week and vote for me if you like how we get down!

♬ original sound – Wayne Brady

As an experienced celebrity in the show business, Wayne is a great addition to the DWTS cast members. For Wayne, joining season 31 of DWTS is about more than just winning the Mirror Ball Trophy. Wayne said he was asked to be on DWTS for years, but believed now was the right time join.

“My grandmother passed and she loved the show, so I’m dedicating this season to her and I just want to have fun for her,” he said. His grandmother would surely be proud of what Wayne is doing, and the fans appreciate his time in the show even more.

Fans Disagree with Judges as Charli D’Amelio Scores the Highest

Following his debut performance on the show, Wayne now is acknowledged for finishing second on the scoreboard. Leading in front of him is Charli D’Amelio garnering 32 out of 40 points over Wayne’s 29 out of 40.

Fans believed that Wayne and Witney will be the front-runners by the end of their routine. The Judges, however, commented that his lower body requires improvement. By the end of the night, Their team placed second with Charli and mark Ballas being first.

Fans quickly turned to social media to show their support for the actor, praising Wayne for his footwork and structure. One fan tweeted, “already playing faves. Yes, she did good but come on.. Wayne did a bit better!!!” We can only hope the judges can be fair in judging the contestants based on their skills and not on their fame in the future.

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