updated 06/29/2012 AT 10:30 AM ET
•originally published 06/28/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET
Chaz Bono is the latest celebrity to visit Degrassi.
The former Dancing with the Stars contestant and transgender activist stopped by the Toronto set of TeenNick’s long-running drama, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Thursday to film scenes for an episode set to air in the fall. His role? Chaz Bono.
“I work with a transgender teen support group that is part of the organization Transforming Family,” Bono says, “so when the opportunity to be part of a series that features a trans teen came up, I was thrilled.”
In the guest spot – which Bono expressed interest in after meeting the Degrassi team at the 2011 Emmys – he’ll play as a surprise celebrity judge for a Battle of the Bands style contest at the fictional Degrassi Community School.