Curtis Pritchard joins The Greatest Dancer as show's new receptionist

Curtis Pritchard.

Curtis Prichard will join The Greatest Dancer as the show's receptionist, it's been officially announced.

Ballroom and Latin dance champion and Love Island 2019 finalist Curtis will join the BBC One dance talent show when it returns in 2020.

Exclusively revealed on The Scott Mills Show on BBC Radio 1, Curtis confirmed that he will be welcoming hopefuls to The Greatest Dancer studio as they prepare for the biggest audition of their lives.

Curtis said: “To have left the Love Island villa just 10 days ago and to be so quickly given an opportunity to be a part of a show as amazing as The Greatest Dancer is a dream come true!

"When I got the call I was so honoured to even be considered for this so the fact it’s happening I can’t quite believe! Dance is my passion and I can’t wait to meet all the contestants in the new revamped reception area”.

Curtis is an award winning professional dancer, who most recently appeared in Ireland’s version of Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing with The Stars, for 3 series.

As well as his experience on TV, Curtis has danced in a number of critically and commercially successful stage productions including Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Burn The Floor and Rip It Up.

Curtis, alongside professional dancer brother AJ Pritchard, has also been confirmed as Choreographer on the upcoming series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK on BBC Three.

Auditions for The Greatest Dancer, a co-production between creator Syco Entertainment and Thames (part of Fremantle UK), strt on Friday 9 August at the ICC in Birmingham with the series due to air in early 2020.

Viewers can get ready to see talent from across the world of dance from ballet to jazz, street to ballroom, contemporary to disco and see if they have what it takes to get 75% of the audience vote and open the famous The Greatest Dancer mirror.

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