Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo to host BBC One’s The Greatest Dancer
Alesha and Jordan are the perfect pairing. Their love of dance is clear and I know they’ll be great hosts to the huge array of talented hopefuls coming to Saturday nights on BBC OneKate Phillips
From ballet to jazz, hip hop to Bollywood, the show is open to anyone. Expect dramatic auditions, incredible challenges and remarkable live performances as dancers swing, swirl and sashay onto the stage each week in the hope of being named The Greatest Dancer.
The Greatest Dancer marks singer and presenter Alesha’s return to Saturday nights on BBC One after she won Strictly Come Dancing in 2007 and went on to feature as a judge on the show between 2009 and 2011.
Alesha says: “I can’t wait to be a 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.”
Presenter and dancer Jordan first found fame in 2009 after his dance troupe Diversity won Britain’s Got Talent. He has subsequently gone on to present Jordan and Perri’s Ultimate Block Party and Dancing On Ice.
Jordan says: “I’m so excited to be a part of The Greatest Dancer. 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.”
Kate Phillips, Controller Entertainment Commissioning at the BBC, says: “Alesha and Jordan are the perfect pairing for The Greatest Dancer. Their love of dance is clear and I know they’ll be great hosts to the huge array of talented hopefuls coming to Saturday nights on BBC One.”
Members of the public who’d like to apply for tickets to the auditions can do so online now.
Do you think you have what it takes to be The Greatest Dancer? We are looking for all dance styles to take part in the show. Whether you are a professionally trained dancer, or someone who likes to have a boogie on the dancefloor on a Saturday night.
More details on how to apply here
The Greatest Dancer will be executive produced by Nigel Hall, Global Head of Television, Syco Entertainment; Amelia Brown, Managing Director, Thames TV; and Louise Hutchinson.
The series has been commissioned for BBC One by Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content, and Kate Phillips, Controller Entertainment Commissioning. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Kalpna Patel-Knight.
The Greatest Dancer marks the first Syco/Thames co-production for the BBC.