The BBC hired Simon Cowell’s entertainment company to produce a new dance talent show.
Simon Cowell takes on another talent show.
The BBC took the “America’s Got Talent” judge’s company Syco Entertainment and Thames, to produce a new dance talent show “The Greatest Dancer.” The show, which is expected to premiere next year, in search of the best dancers in all genres, including ballet, jazz, and Bollywood, The Telegraph reported.
“With the success of strictly Come Dancing, the BBC is undoubtedly the home of the dance. By the launch of The Greatest Dancer, we want to the wide range of dance talent in the uk, the chance to shine,” said Kate Phillip, the BBC controller of entertainment commissioning.
“I can’t wait to work with Syco and Thames to discover the talent there is and let us the public criticism and the celebration of the nation’s unknown dance heroes,” she added.
Nigel Hall, Syco Entertainment’s global head of television, said a pilot episode was filmed earlier this year. He called the dance audition “some of the most jaw-dropping, honest and touching” test versions he has seen.
“X-Factor” judge and singer Cheryl and “Glee” star Matthew Morrison were both in the pilot. “Britain’s Got Talent’, the presenter Alesha Dixon and dancer Jordan Banjo were also selected as the hosts.
The talent series is broadcast on BBC One with eight one-hour episodes.
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