Former Strictly Come Dancing champion and former judge Alesha Dixon and street dance group Diversity’s Jordan Banjo will return as hosts for the second series, a co-production for BBC One between creator Syco Entertainment and Thames (part of FremantleMedia UK), which will showcase some incredible auditions, amazing talent and lots of surprises as dancers give the performance of their lives every Saturday night. The show will see dancers of all ages and dance styles compete to win £50,000 and a chance to perform on Strictly Come Dancing.
Leading the charge to discover The Greatest Dancer for series two are four superstar Dance Captains: multi-platinum-selling singer Cheryl; Broadway and Glee star Matthew Morrison; Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse and the newest member to the team, American pop star, dancer and choreographer to the stars, Todrick Hall.
Also joining The Greatest Dancer team this year is award-winning professional dancer and Love Island 2019 finalist Curtis Pritchard, who will be welcoming hopefuls in reception to The Greatest Dancer studio.
Get ready to see talent from across the world of dance from ballet to jazz, street to ballroom, contemporary to disco as they prepare for the biggest audition of their lives.
During the auditions, the audience holds the power. If they are impressed by the audition, they will vote to open the mirror, if 75 percent of the audience vote YES, the mirror will open and the dancer will make it through to the next stage of the competition – the call backs.
Weeks one – four: Auditions
The first four episodes of the new series will see dancers of all ages and dance styles travel to The Greatest Dancer studio in their bid to impress the audience, get that all important 75 percent of the audience vote and open the mirror wall.
Watching the dancers and their every move from behind the mirror are the four Dance Captains Cheryl, Matthew Morrison, Oti Mabuse and Todrick Hall.
Whilst the Dance Captains don’t get to vote, they will be looking at everything on stage and will be offering the dancers their feedback and advice.
There is a brand new twist for this series, where one Dance Captain will be given the power to choose their Greatest Dancer Of The Day at the end of each episode, offering them a guaranteed place on their team and a fast track straight through to the live shows. All eyes are on the mirror as the names of the Dance Captain’s flash across the screen until one of them is selected at random to make the all importance decision.
Once the auditions are complete, it is time for the Call Backs as the Dance Captains have the difficult task of choosing only two more acts each to complete their Final Three before progressing to the next stage of the competition – the live challenge shows.
Weeks five – eight: Live Challenge Shows
Every week, each of the dancers are set a challenge that they must take on with their Dance Captain: to create a performance that will impress the viewers at home and keep them in the competition.
Week nine: The Live Semi Final
The Dance Captains now have the power as THEY choose the challenge that they will give their remaining acts in the hopes of gaining a spot in the live final.
Week ten: The Live Final
The remaining acts will each perform live twice on the night, one as an individual performance and a duet with their Dance Captain, as viewers at home get to choose who they want to be named The Greatest Dancer, win £50,000 and perform as a very special guest on Strictly Come Dancing.