ITV's Dance, Dance, Dance start date confirmed as new show unveils all star line up

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ITV's new TV show Dance Dance Dance is here but when does it start? Who are the judges and just what is it?

Here's all we know about the TV show and why it's NOT just a Strictly Come Dancing rival.

What is ITV's Dance, Dance, Dance?

ITV say the TV show "will celebrate the most iconic pop video and dance movie sequences of all time on a "truly epic scale" celebrities, together with a partner of their choice, recreate dance performances audiences will know and love.

Dance, Dance Dance will also "employ amazing state of the art special effects to re-enact legendary routines from Michael Jackson’s Bad and Madonna’s Vogue to Beyoncé’s Crazy in Love and Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time."

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Of course there will be a panel of judges to have their say over the routines as well!

When does Dance Dance Dance start on TV?

ITV have confirmed that the first episode of Dance, Dance, Dance will start on TV on Sunday, January 8 and run for 90 minutes.

The show will then continue weekly with six episodes lined up for this first ever series.

Dance, Dance, Dance celebrities line up

A total of six celebrities have signed up for the show, who will perform with a partner of their choice, be it a girlfriend/boyfriend, family member or friend.

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TOWIE's Jessica Wright has signed up

The celebrities signed up for Dance, Dance, Dance are:
- Coronation Street and Wild at Heart actress Lucy Jo Hudson
- TOWIE reality star Jessica Wright
- JLS singer JB Gill
- Eastenders actor Jonny Labey
- Emmerdale’s Fiona Wade

Who's hosting the new TV show?

Former Strictly judge Alesha Dixon will co-host the show alongside Will Best.

Alesha said: "The art of dance has always played a big part in my life so this show is the perfect fit for me. The standard of dance is very high and I can't wait for the public to see these iconic performances brought back to life.”

Will added: "I'm so excited to be hosting Dance Dance Dance alongside the fabulous Alesha Dixon. I can't wait to see what routines the celebs and their partners will be performing.”

Who are the Dance, Dance, Dance judges?

World famous choreographer, Tina Landon, has created routines for global superstars including Michael and Janet Jackson, Britney, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Ricky Martin.

Dancer, choreographer and judge on Dance Dance Dance across Europe, Timor Steffens has worked with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Beyoncé and Usher; and finally dancer, choreographer and creator of BGT winning street dance crew, Diversity, Ashley Banjo, completes the trio.

Is it just a bit like Strictly?

Sure, you've got the celebs, their partners, the judges... but it's more than that, according to judge Ashley Banjo.

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"It has a real sense of nostalgia about it. I don't think it's a Strictly rival because it's so different," he said. "The only thing that links them is the dancing but it's different types of dance, we have all genres of dance - so they're like chalk and cheese. But I think it will be as successful."

Speaking to DigitalSpy, Ashley added: "Midway through the show, you'll forget the celebrities are celebrities and think they are dancers, because the standard and the quality is so high," the Diversity star told Digital Spy.

"The look of the set, and the technology involved with the projection mapping and the 3D rendering going on, looks like nothing you've ever seen before."

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