What’s it about?
The show provides an opportunity for undiscovered acts to perform live for the three dance captains and a very enthusiastic studio audience. Up for grabs is £50 000 (which is the equivalent of nearly R1 million) and the chance to go on to perform on the ultimate dance show, Strictly Come Dancing. Dancers of all ages and dance styles will put their best feet forward to impress the very tough dance captains and have the title of Greatest Dancer bestowed upon them.
All three dance captains from the first season will be back – platinum selling pop star Cheryl, Glee star Matthew Morrison and South Africa’s very own Oti Mabuse, a favourite resident professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing. But there’s also a new kid on the block joining the captains, Todrick Hall. He’s a jack of all trades and master of them all; a choreographer, actor, singer, songwriter and director, and his addition makes it a total of four dance captains.
Another new face is Curtis Pritchard who takes over from Amelia Wilson as the receptionist. He’ll be ushering in the dancing hopefuls as they prepare for the most nerve-racking audition of their lives. And if he looks familiar, that’s because Curtis was a Love Island finalist and is a ballroom and Latin dance champion himself. Alesha Dixon, who previously hosted Britain’s Got Talent as well as Strictly, will host this season alongside dancer and presenter Jordan Banjo – also a previous Britain’s Got Talent winner.
Let the show begin!
The Greatest Dancer S2 starts Sunday 1 March on BBC Brit (120) at 19:00
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