Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson is trading in her tiaras for dancing shoes. 

According to US Weekly, the 12-year-old reality star is reportedly headed to “Dancing With The Stars: Juniors.”

Alana will be paired with “Black-ish” actor Miles Brown for a special edition of the competitive dancing show that will feature celebrity children.

ABC has not announced a premiere date or immediately commented on the show’s casting.

While there still isn’t a lot of information about the “Juniors” edition, fans shared their mixed reaction about the “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” TV personality competing for the Mirror Ball trophy.

Some Facebook commenters wrote:

Good Lord, haven’t we seen enough from this family already!? WTH?

No no they must be kidding I won’t be watching this is adult dancing not a kid show.

Time for the show to go. Honey boo boo…really. Don’t want to listen to her smart a…. mouth.

Don’t do this to this child. 

Meanwhile, others thought that Alana would be a good edition to the cast. Some cheered her on but said they hope she takes the competition seriously. Commenters wrote:

On a positive note…maybe it will help her lose weight…

It will be great for her physically, and, for her self esteem. She will learn that hard work and dedication feel amazing. This could be a big turn around in her life.

I hope she will learn a little class and lose some weight. It did wonders for Kelly Osborne.

I hope this helps her get healthier.

According to The Blast, Alana has reportedly been in Los Angeles for the past week training and “taking it very seriously.”

A source told the site her mother, “Mama June” Shannon, is helping her daughter prepare for the competition. 

It’s unclear when the new reality show will premiere.

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Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.

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