The Greatest Dancer: How does the BBC1 show work? What time is it on? Judges, presenters

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The brand new 1 show The Greatest Dancer is hitting our screens this month.

It aims to uncover the UK’s best dancer from any dance background you can think of.

The concept marks the first time Syco Entertainment will be working with the BBC.

Kate Phillips, Controller of Entertainment Commissioning for the BBC, said: “With the continued success of Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC is undoubtedly the home of the dance.

“By launching The Greatest Dancer we want to give the vast array of dance talent across the UK the chance to shine.”

The Greatest Dancer BBC1 what time is it on show judges presenters

The Greatest Dancer: How does the BBC1 show work? What time is it on? Judges, presenters (Pic: BBC)

“By launching The Greatest Dancer we want to give the vast array of dance talent across the UK the chance to shine”

Kate Phillips – Controller of Entertainment Commissioning for the BBC

The Greatest Dancer: What time is it on?

Coming to our screens as an eight part series, the BBC One show will air every Saturday.

It kicks off on Saturday, January 5 at 8pm on BBC One.

It will finish at 9.10pm.

The Greatest Dancer: How does it work?

The Greatest Dancer is a bit different from previous talent shows you may have seen.

A dancer will enter an audition room, which looks like a rehearsal space with mirrors.

They will feel like they are alone, but the audience can actually see them.

It is then down the the audience to vote for the dancer.

The Greatest Dancer BBC1 what time is it on show judges presenters

The Greatest Dancer: Cheryl, Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse (Pic: BBC)

If enough members of the audience vote, the mirrors will slide open to reveal 2,500 onlookers, and three Dance Captains.

Once they finish dancing they will talk to the judges, and if they liked them they will go on to the next call-back stage.

After this the Dance Captains will have to choose just three acts they each want to take through to the live shows.

In addition to claiming the title The Greatest Dancer, the winner will also get a cash prize of £50,000 and perform as a special guest on the next series of Strictly.

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The Greatest Dancer: The eight-part show starts on Saturday, January 5 (Pic: WENN)

The Greatest Dancer: Who are the judges?

The judges for The Greatest Dancer have finally been revealed.

will be one of the “Dance Captains”, or judges and mentors, if you will.

The 35-year-old has previously been a mentor on X Factor, even leading Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry to the top.

The singer will be judging alongside Glee star Matthew Morrison.

He played the Spanish teacher Will Schuester, but has also stared on Broadway in Footloose, Hairspray and Finding Neverland.

The 40-year-old started his career studying musical theatre, vocal performance and dance at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, so it’s safe to say he knows his stuff.

Also joining as Dance Captain is Oti Mabuse, who was partnered with Graeme Swann in the last series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The 28-year-old latin American ballroom dancer is also known for appearing on the German series Let’s Dance.

The Greatest Dancer BBC1 what time is it on show judges presenters

The Greatest Dancer: It aims to find the best dancer in the country (Pic: BBC)

The Greatest Dancer: Who are the presenters?

Co-presenting the first season of The Greatest Dancer are Alesha Dixon, 40, and Jordan Banjo, 26.

Alesha won the Strictly Glitterball Trophy in 2007, appearing as a judge in 2009.

The former Mis-Teeq star then started judging Britain’s Got Talent in 2012.

About presenting the show, she has said: “I can’t wait to be part of The Greatest Dancer and work with Jordan.

“As a massive fan of dance I’m so excited about the prospect of finding amazing new dance talent.”

Jordan’s dance group Diversity won Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, before he took to presenting backstage for Sky1’s Got to Dance and ITV’s Dancing on Ice.

He said: “Coming from a talent show myself with Diversity has shown me how much a show like this can change your life, so to be on the other side hosting is going to be an awesome experience.”

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