Acting as one of the show’s three dance captains is non other than our Cheryl! Yes, that is right, Cheryl is practicing crying with one lonely single tear ahead of returning to our screens as a hard-hitting judge. We. Can’t. Wait.
Cheryl will be joined by Broadway star, Matthew Morrison, AKA Glee’s hot AF teacher, Will Schuster and Strictly Come Dancing’s professional dancer, Oti Mabuse, who partnered with Jonnie Peacock in the last glittering series.
Fellow Strictly Come Dancing alumni, Alesha Dixon, will be joined by Diversity’s Jordan Banjo to host the show that will hit our screens in 2019.
The dance captains will rule the auditions, as the hopeful dancers will have to complete ballet, jazz, hip hop and Bollywood challenges amongst others before they compete in front of the nation in a series of live shows. Pass the popcorn already!
Cheryl is clearly thrilled to be dusting off her dance shoes, saying, “I’m so excited to be part of The Greatest Dancer! ”
But what is Chezza looking for? “I’m looking for acts with real passion, who are going to push boundaries and give it their all, no matter what challenges are thrown at them. From my own dance background, I know the dedication and commitment dancing takes, I can’t wait to get started. ”
That’s a bit of us, then!
And what a dance background she has. Here are four Cheryl dance routines to dust off for this weekend, perhaps as some cracking practice for The Greatest Dancer auditions.
1. Fight for This Love
Two words: Military precision.
2. Call My Name
Lots of aggressive, full on jumping, arms flying everywhere – basically us after 10pm on a Saturday. Thus, it’s super easy to replicate.
Get your boyfriend/ flat mate/ stranger from the street and dust this intense one-on-one dance routine off.
4. Something Kinda Ooh.
More butt smacking than Destiny’s Child’s Bootylicous. What is not to love? We have attempted this whilst driving, however and we do not advise it.