New dancing competition The Greatest Dancer heads to BBC One

New dancing competition The Greatest Dancer heads to BBC One

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Britain's Got Talent winners Diversity (Credit: ITV)

Syco Entertainment and Thames’ latest talent show The Greatest Dancer is heading to BBC One.

The eight-part Saturday night entertainment show will seek out the UK’s most talented dancers in search of best performer.

The Greatest Dancer will find talented dancers from all different types of dance, from Bollywood to ballet; jazz to jive; tap to tango.

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

"By launching The Greatest Dancer we want to give the vast array of dance talent across the UK the chance to shine. I can’t wait to work with Syco and Thames to uncover the talent out there and let our audience critique and celebrate the nation’s unsung dance heroes.”

Following in the footsteps of The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, the dancing competition will hold auditions in front of a panel of judges, ending in live finals to crown the nation’s greatest dancer. One of the UK's most successful dance troupes, Diversity, first found fame on Britain's Got Talent in 2009, leading to arena tours and television specials.

Syco Entertainment's Global Head of Television Nigel Hall added, “The auditions for the pilot episode saw some of the most jaw dropping, heartfelt and moving auditions I’ve ever seen on a dance show.

"There are some spectacular moments and we are beyond thrilled to have secured this commission over fierce competition. We look forward to working with the BBC team on something just a little bit special.” 

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Syco Entertainment and Thames’ latest talent show The Greatest Dancer is heading to BBC One.