Flirty Dancing back with series 2 – and a celebrity special

Flirty Dancing 2019 series 2 air date on Channel 4

Flirty Dancing is back tonight with its second series and a celebrity special to Channel 4.

The show sees self-confessed romantic Ashley Banjo, play cupid using his skills as Britain’s best loved choreographer to bring people together through the art of dance.

Following a hit first outing, a the new six-part run has been confirmed to start on Friday, November 8 at 8PM on Channel 4.

As part of series 2, a one-off Celebrity special in support of Stand Up To Cancer will also air.

Ashley, who rose to fame in Britain’s Got Talent dance group Diversity, explained the idea behind the show previously: “It’s like a blind date, but rather than meet up with somebody and then do something more conventional like go to a bar or to a restaurant, you don’t speak to this person.

“You don’t know who they are. You don’t even quite know where you’ll meet them, but you’ll bump into somebody.

“You’ll hear the music start to play that you’ve been rehearsing to for a week, but the person that you’re dancing with, it’s the first time you’ve ever seen them, and you have a few minutes to dance with that person, to do a choreographed routine.

“Then, once it’s finished you decide if you like them, what they made you feel like, and if you want to actually see them to go out on a second date. You don’t even get to speak to that person, it’s all based on how that dance with them made you feel.”

Speaking about the second series, Ashley said: “I loved working with our singles last year, creating something special for each of them and watching the sparks fly. For me the show provides an incredibly unique experience for people to meet through dance, and it is so rewarding (as well as nerve-racking!) to watch it all play out.

“I can’t wait to help create some romance for all our new hopeful daters.”

In the first episode, country music fan Kerry, who’s 23, has given up hope of finding anyone in the small Lancashire town of Darwen. Kerry is matched with 26-year-old Jordan, a musician and cheerleading coach, who’s also given up hope of finding anyone in the small town where he lives… Darwen, Lancashire.

And also there is Nifé, a customer care advisor who works nightshifts, and has little time for love. Nifé has her heart set on a nice guy who is tall. She’s matched with fashion retail assistant Shaun, who’s 6’4”, and has known he wants to get married and have children since he was 16.

You can catch up on the first series of Flirty Dancing via the All4 player here.