Ballroom and Latin dance champion and Love Island 2019 finalist Curtis Pritchard will be joining The Greatest Dancer as the dance talent show returns to BBC One in early 2020.

Scott and Curtis at Radio 1.

“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 Prichard

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

Curtis in a promo for Dancing with the Stars.

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 Thames, began on Friday 9th 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.

Claudia Fragapane with pro-dancer AJ Pritchard on the 2016 Strictly Come Dancing.
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