When does Got To Dance 2014 start? All you need to know about new series

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Got To Dance 2014 is on its way but just what's in store for us this year? Here's ALL you need to know about series five!

When does Got To Dance 2014 begin?
Sky have confirmed that the Got To Dance 2014 start date is set for Saturday, August 9, kicking off at 8PM on Sky1 and Sky1 HD.

Who are the Got To Dance judges this year?
This year's Got To Dance will see Adam Garcia reunite with Ashley Banjo and Kimberly Wyatt on the judging panel after JLS' Aston Merrygold got the axe.

Australian actor and dancer, Adam returns to the show after being on the judging panel in the first three series.

He said: “I’m thrilled to be back on the Got To Dance judging panel and can’t wait to work with Kimberly and Ashley again.

What's all this about mentoring?
This year will see each judge mentoring his or her own dancers throughout the series, a bit like The X Factor.

All contestants will once again have to gain three stars to get onto the judges shortlist, from which Ashley, Adam and Kimberly will each pick six acts for their team – these are the acts they will mentor for the duration of the competition.

Adam Garcia said: "This year we’re going head to head as we’re picking our favourite acts to mentor. I’m so excited that for this year we’ll be able to work so closely with our chosen dancers and really invest in every aspect of their act.”

Where are the auditions being filmed?
The Got To Dance 2014 auditions sees The Roundhouse in Camden, London replacing the iconic Domes used in the past four series, for a completely fresh look and environment. Filming will take place across six consecutive days and each audition episode reflects the excitement of that day at The Roundhouse.

How will the live shows work?
Unlike any other talent show, in the live shows each judge will take control of a single episode helping shape music, themes, styling and choreography for their acts – as well as performing themselves!

This year Sky 1 has also supersized the live shows with all three heats and the final coming from Earls Court with a 6000 strong audience each night.

And, for the first time in the show’s history, the live shows will be stripped across a single week in August.

What's the prize?
Just one winner will be crowned Got To Dance Champion 2014 and will walk away with £250,000.

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