Lady Leshurr, Clara Amfo, Oti Mabuse, Layton Williams, Giovanni Pernice, Maisie Smith and Johannes Radebe are set to join I Like The Way U Move as guest judges.
The dating series will be hosted by Jamie Laing, and world-famous choreographer Kaelynn ‘KK’ Harris will act as the resident dance expert and judge.
Single professional dancers and rookie non-dancers will compete to try and find the partner who will be in sync with them, both on the dance floor and off.
Each week a guest judge will help KK decide which couple has the best routine.
To test if their connection is real, there will be a series of fun challenges, breath-taking routines and shocking eliminations, combining dance, dating and drama in order to find true love.
Lady Leshurr is a MOBO Award-winning British rapper, singer songwriter and producer. She recently reached the semi-final of Dancing On Ice and won a British Empire Medal for her services to music and charity.
Lady Leshurr commented: “It was a pleasure to be a part of this show! The dancers have so much talent and chemistry... it’s like love and basketball but with a soundtrack!”
Clara Amfo is a radio DJ, TV presenter and currently hosts BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds.
She reached week six of the eighteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing with her partner Aljaž Škorjanec.
Clara Amfo said: “I had such a great time being a guest judge, being reunited with Jamie, then seeing him and KK in action! After Strictly last year, it was fun to be sat on the other side”
Queen of Strictly Come Dancing Oti Mabuse has lifted the glitterball trophy twice and has been a dance captain on The Greatest Dancer and The Masked Dancer.
“I loved working on I Like the Way U Move. It was entertaining, raw and sexy,” said Oti Mabuse.
She continued: “I had such fun working alongside Jamie Laing and Kaelynn 'KK' Harris. It’s a fresh and different way of looking at dance and dating!”
Layton Williams is a West End musical theatre actor and has taken on the titular role in Billy Elliot and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and danced in blockbuster Rocketman.
Layton Williams said: “I had such a fab time on I Like The Way You Move. Being a dancer myself I know how hard the dancers worked to make their performances shine. Jamie and KK were a dream to work with too. We had such a laugh.”
Maisie Smith is an actress and singer, best known for playing Tiffany Butcher-Baker on EastEnders. She reached the final of series eighteen of Strictly Come Dancing with her partner Gorka Marquez.
Maisie Smith commented: “I loved my time on set for I Like The Way U Move with Jamie, KK and the cast - dancing is a huge passion of mine and I know how much work it takes to pull off the level of routines they did! There is some serious chemistry on the dancefloor and I can’t wait for everyone to get to know the cast and to get behind their favourite couples!”
Giovanni Pernice is an Italian Champion dancer and has been a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing for seven years, reaching the final twice.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be involved with I Like The Way U Move, and be a part of each couple’s journey,” said Giovanni Pernice.
He added: “Dance to me is all about connection to music and a dance partner, but ultimately telling a story. By combining the world of dating and dancing I got to witness the connection, energy, emotion and chemistry from each couple.”
Johannes Radebe is Strictly’s first professional dancer to be in an all-male partnership with John Whaite and has been a Strictly pro since 2018.
Johannes Radebe said: “The cast was a bunch of beautiful people, and I loved the jeopardy were they had to dance in order to stay in the competition... it's thrilling and entertaining and I can't wait for everyone at home to see it.”
I Like The Way U Move will air on BBC Three later in 2021.