Got To Dance 2014 start date confirmed for August 9

Adam Garcia (Got To Dance 2014)

Got To Dance 2014 kicks off on Sky1 HD on August 9, it's been confirmed, so start the countdown now!

It's the fifth series of the huge dance contest and this year has seen quite a revamp.

Starting with the panel, for Got To Dance Series 5 we'll see Adam Garcia reunite with Ashley Banjo and Kimberly Wyatt on the judging panel after a year away.

The Australian actor and dancer, who appeared on the show for the first three series, said earlier this year: “I’m thrilled to be back on the Got To Dance judging panel and can’t wait to work with Kimberly and Ashley again."

But that's just the start of the changes as this year will see the panel mentor their own groups of dancers throughout the series.

At the auditions, the budding performers will once again have to gain three stars to get onto the judges shortlist.

But from that Ashley, Adam and Kimberly will each pick six acts for their team – these are the dancers they will mentor for the rest of the competition and info the live shows.

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.”

The competition is fiercer than ever but despite the teams, only one act can win the show and walk away with the huge £250,000 cash prize and title as Got To Dance 2014 champion.

Got To Dance begins Saturday 9th August at 8pm on Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD

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