Gleb Savchenko’s 10-year-old daughter, Olivia, has some concepts for who ought to seem on the subsequent season of Dancing With the Stars!

ET spoke with Gleb over Zoom on Friday, simply days after he formally turned a U.S. citizen, the place he opened up in regards to the dance competitors present’s upcoming thirtieth season this fall. He revealed there’s one particular celeb his eldest daughter actually needs to see compete this season, that might completely win him some cool dad factors.

“Charli D’Amelio. That’s Olivia’s like, ‘Dad, you’ve gotta get her! C’mon! You’re gonna win. She’s so good at TikTok,'” exclaimed Gleb, who additionally shares 3-year-old daughter Zlata with ex Elena Samodanova. “She’s like, ‘I want to do a TikTok with her. I’m going to get so many more followers.'”

“Olivia just learns things from TikTok,” he added. “She told me something the other day and I was like, ‘What? How do you know this?’ And she was like, ‘Well, TikTok, Dad!'”

Gleb stated that if Charli have been to do the present and introduce Olivia to her, he already has an thought of how she’d react.

“She’d be like, ‘OMG, Dad, I want to take a picture.’ She has no filter. It’s not like, ‘Oh, you’re a star, I’m shy.’ She’s not like that at all,” he defined. “She’ll come up and be like, ‘Hey, can I take a picture? Can we do the [TikTok dance]?'”

Interestingly sufficient, Derek Hough additionally talked about Charli’s title whereas co-hosting Entertainment Tonight on Monday. “There’s so many people I think that could be great on the show. Because I’ve been in the TikTok world a little bit this past year, it would be cool to see maybe one of the D’Amelio sisters,” he stated on the time, referring to Charli and Dixie D’Amelio. “I think Charli would crush it. She would be unbelievable, without a doubt.”

As for Gleb’s private dream associate? “Charlize Theron, she’d be a great partner,” he shared. “I mean, I would be like, I wouldn’t be able to work. I’d be like, ‘Is that really happening right now?’ I love her.”

ABC does touch upon casting rumors forward of the official reveal, so it will likely be some time till we hear which professionals and celebrities will likely be within the ballroom this season. Gleb informed ET he is nonetheless ready for a name from manufacturing concerning his personal destiny on the present, however will completely say sure in the event that they ask him again.

“No phone calls yet. We don’t know until the very last moment,” he defined. “It could be two weeks, it could be two days, it could be like really soon. They like to keep us on edge.”

Season 30 of Dancing With the Stars premieres Sept. 20 on ABC. In the meantime, hear extra from our Q&A with Gleb beneath.

ET: Season 30. It’s actually exceptional to say that quantity out loud. How thrilling is it for you, and the present, to succeed in that milestone?

Gleb Savchenko: Oh man, it is loopy! It’s loopy that we’re nonetheless right here and nonetheless going so sturdy. It’s due to the followers, due to a lot love and due to a lot assist that we get each single season. Shout-out to all of the followers of Dancing With the Stars. Guys, we love you so, a lot, since you’re nonetheless giving us this chance to come back out on the dance ground, to carry out for you and create. We’re actually residing a dream. 

Thank you, we actually admire it. And I’m talking on behalf of the entire forged of Dancing With the Stars. I’m certain each single particular person would agree with me proper now. It’s wonderful.

Dancing With the Stars, it is my household. I like everybody, each single particular person, the entire crew is wonderful. We’re all creating one thing collectively, and once you look again at it, you are like, “Wow, that’s actually very, very special.” So, I’m past proud and completely satisfied.

We’re about two months away from showtime. How do you professional dancers cope with the anticipation? What do you do to organize throughout that point? I really feel such as you all the time gotta be prepared simply in case…

I continually am lively. I educate on-line classes, I choreograph, I dance with my daughter. So I dance on a regular basis. I like to remain lively all through the entire yr, it doesn’t matter what, and be prepared anytime.

Just as a result of, I do not like these days the place you let your self unfastened, the place you are, like, sitting round, having a beer, donuts and watching Netflix. And you then’re, like, wired like loopy, you need to run on the health club and hit, like, 5 exercises a day to lose all of that. I love to do it each single day. That’s my routine, it is a life-style. 

There’s been some fan hypothesis that the present may really be auditioning new professionals. What do you concentrate on that? And are you able to speak in regards to the strain that places on veteran professionals?

I feel in the event you have a look at the present, each single particular person hits their very own spot … the horny man [me], with a bit of lengthy hair and Russian. There’s Val Chmerkovskiy, who’s an incredible dancer … everyone seems to be totally different. When you’ve a brand new professional, I feel it is a fantastic addition, as a result of there’s a bit of strain.

But for a present, proper now, to alter and, like, not take anyone and change us? I do not suppose it will be your best option. I wanna do it!

With it being season 30, do you suppose it will be potential in any respect for the present to perhaps have extra {couples}? Because we’ve got Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold who wish to come again (after taking a season off), we nonetheless have Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov. There’s quite a lot of names and solely so many spots.

Listen, if they might do 20 {couples} in 16 weeks, I’m so down for it! Give me 25 weeks! Then we go on tour, straight again to season 31. I simply wish to carry out, I simply wish to work, create and I wanna transfer.

A fan lately talked about an concept that I like: having the professionals, previous and current, coming collectively to do an enormous season 30 group quantity. Realistically, what do you suppose the possibilities are of that taking place? Do you suppose everybody would come again?

I’m certain everybody can be thrilled to be again. Just as a result of we’re nonetheless, all of us, associates, despite the fact that some individuals have transitioned into one thing else.

Like Karina [Smirnoff], I’m nonetheless in contact along with her. She lately had a child, she’s touring the world, doing her factor. I’m certain she would love to come back again and be in a quantity. Tony [Dovolani] would like to do it, Edyta [Śliwińska], Alec Mazo would like to do it, Mark Ballas, all people, I’m certain.

Imagine how sick it will be if we go someplace on location and do that big group quantity with all people, and all people has their very own second. It can be insane.

Days earlier than season 30 kicks off, you are going to be celebrating one other milestone, your thirty eighth birthday! What’s one thing you continue to wish to obtain or manifest on your life in yr 38?

Damn, I’m getting so previous! Listen, primary, successful the mirrorball. We gotta watch this video again in November and be like, ‘He manifested that st! So good.’ And I simply wish to kind of get by means of this final part of every part we’re going by means of [as a family]. 

Hopefully we will return on tour … COVID-19 goes to be over, we’re all going to return to regular life, and we’re all going to be completely satisfied and in peace.

Just a few different professionals have spoken about this previously — Artem Chigvintsev, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Cheryl Burke — in regards to the toll dancing can tackle the physique in spite of everything these years. How will you realize when it is time to hold up the sneakers? Or do you see your self performing long-term, so long as you’ll be able to?

As a dancer, you are not getting youthful. I really feel like I can do quite a lot of issues nonetheless [knocks on wood]. I work out, I attempt to eat wholesome and deal with myself, however after all I’ve considered it.

There’s quite a lot of totally different alternatives. Judging alternatives, choreographing … perhaps at some point judging Dancing With the Stars? You by no means know. Here I’m — take me, take me!


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