ITV to launch Dance Show
Alesha Dixon has signed up to present a new ITV celebrity dance series.
Dance Dance Dance will challenge contestants to recreate famous routines from music videos and films.
Dixon said: “The standard of dance is very high and I can’t wait for the public to see these iconic performances brought back to life.” Former T4 presenter Will Best will co-host, while Diversity’s Ashley Banjo and choreographers Tina Landon and Timor Steffens will serve as judges. Coronation Street actress Lucy-Jo Hudson and ex-JLS singer JB Gill will be among the contestants on the show, ITV said. The Only Way Is Essex’s Jessica Wright, Emmerdale actress Fiona Wade and Jonny Labey, who recently left his role in EastEnders, will also appear.
Dixon, who first became famous as a member of girl group Mis-Teeq, is also currently a judge on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent. She won the 2007 series of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing before becoming a judge on the programme from 2009 to 2011. The singer said: “The art of dance has always played a big part in my life so this show is the perfect fit for me.”
Celebrities will choose a partner to help them take on routines, which will include Michael Jackson’s Bad, Madonna’s Vogue, Beyonce’s Crazy in Love and Britney Spears’s Baby One More Time.
The series will consist of six 90-minute programmes but the launch date has yet to be announced.