JLS star Aston Merrygold confirmed as a judge on Got To Dance 2013

Aston JLSSky1 has confirmed that JLS frontman Aston Merrygold will replace Adam Garcia as a judge on the fourth series of talent show Got To Dance.

Tap supremo Garcia, 39, has sadly decided to quit as other commitments - including the upcoming production of Kiss Me Kate at the Old Vic in London - mean he can't offer the show 'the time it deserves'.

As a result, Merrygold - who shot to fame with his boyband on The X Factor in 2008 - will join Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and Diversity leader Ashley Banjo on this year's panel. Davina McCall also returns as host.

Aston said: "I have always been a fan of Got to Dance and I'm absolutely buzzing to be part of the best dance show on TV.

"My past experience on talent shows will help me understand what the contestants are going through and I can't wait to get started."

Garcia added: "I have absolutely loved my time on Got to Dance, it truly has been the most incredible experience.

"It has shown me the wealth of talent the UK has to offer and the crew on the show have become a second family. However, I feel now is the time to pass the baton onto someone new. I want to wish Aston all the best and hope he has as much fun on this show as I did."

Got To Dance returns to Sky1 in late December, with auditions for the new series set to take place next month.

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