First look at The Greatest Dancer series 2 as Todrick Hall joins as new Dance Captain

the greatest dancer series 2

Here's a first look at the brand new series of The Greatest Dancer, featuring new dance captain Todrick Hall.

Following its debut series earlier this year, The Greatest Dancer will return to BBC One for a second season in early 2020.

Filming on the auditions started today as a new dance captain Todrick Hall joined returning Cheryl, Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse.

Todrick is a choreographer, actor, dancer, singer, songwriter and director, he has choreographed videos for global superstars including Beyoncé and most recently starred in and co-executive produced the music video to Taylor Swift’s hit single “You Need to Calm Down.”

He said today: "Thrilled does not even begin to explain how excited I am to be joining the cast and crew of The Greatest Dancer. As a performer who has danced my whole life and been a contestant on a reality competition show, it's wild to see my career come full circle this way.

"I'm looking forward to working with the upcoming talent and to join the BBC family for the second season of a show that has proven to be a huge, smashing success."

Joining Todrick will be fellow Dance Captains all returning from series one, multi-platinum-selling singer Cheryl; Broadway and Glee star Matthew Morrison; and Strictly Come Dancing professional and reigning series one champion, Oti Mabuse.

Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo return to host while Curtis Prichard will be in reception welcoming the acts to the studio.

Cheryl said: “I am so excited to be back, I absolutely loved it last series and this year promises to be even more amazing, especially with the addition of Todrick who I’m obsessed with!”

Matthew Morrison added: “Season One of The Greatest Dancer was such a rewarding experience to be a part of.  Alongside Oti and Cheryl, it was a privilege to help guide the immense talent who showed us all just how inspiring dance can be.

"I look forward to seeing how we push the boundaries throughout Season Two in order to crown our next Greatest Dancer!”

Oti Mabuse commented: “I cannot wait to get back to work on The Greatest Dancer with this fantastic team, Cheryl, Matthew, Alesha and Jordan and welcoming newest captain Todrick and receptionist Curtis to the family.

"I’m excited to see the fresh new talented dancers who are auditioning and ready to leave their hearts on the floor and see who the mirror opens for!!! Plus I can’t wait to see my amazing winner Ellie perform at Strictly Come Dancing, she’s such a superstar and I’m exceptionally proud of her.”

The Greatest Dancer films in Birmingham and will air in 2020 on BBC One.

Once more a range of talent from across the world of dance from ballet to jazz, street to ballroom, contemporary to disco will 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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