Meet The Greatest Dancer receptionist Amelia Wilson

Receptionist - Amelia Wilson

Amelia Wilson is The Greatest Dancer receptionist who's become the star of the show.

New BBC One series The Greatest Dancer features an array of talented dance acts competing for a £50,000 prize.

The show is hosted by Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo while Cheryl, Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse who take up seats on the judging panel.

However it's the studio's receptionist Amelia who was proved a viewer favourite.

Her chats with the contestants before they go out on stage have seen her win a number of fans.

Speaking about her role on The Greatest Dancer podcast, Amelia said: "I knew they'd all be super nervous and I was there chilling so they would come in and I would put them at ease… I have verbal diarrhoea so when people are nervous I just carry on chatting.

"I'm like 'so how are you feeling' and they're like 'please don't talk to me you strange woman' but occasionally I would just think leave them to it… I'm essentially very gobby in the office and greet everybody like they are an old friend.”

Amelia went on to admit she often forgets she's on camera on the show.

"Everyone thought [the cameras] were air fresheners, they're like tiny little Go Pros!" Amelia laughed. "I didn't realise until I saw it how much I was going to be on it. I thought it was going to be like The Apprentice, where she picks up the phone and just says 'Sir Alan will see you now'.

"So the way I got it into, I'm a TV producer. I'm very gobby in the office and I greet everyone like an old friend."

However it's said that despite her on screen role, Amelia is keen to stay out of the spotlight.

She's not on social media an an insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "She's a very shy person in real life.

"She would like to remain as anonymous as possible for the time being."

You can Download BBC Sounds to subscribe to The Greatest Dancer Podcast, hosted by Mollie King and Jordan Banjo.

The Greatest Dancer continues Saturday nights on BBC One with Dance Captains Cheryl, Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse get ready to see more dancers give the performance of their lives.

In this week's show, expect more dramatic auditions, outstanding talent and jaw-dropping surprises. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, who is the Greatest Dancer of them all?

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