American star of stage and screen Todrick Hall joins Cheryl Tweedy, Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse as a brand new fourth Dance Captain on The Greatest Dancer, returning to BBC One in early 2020.
A photoshoot for the first series of the Greatest Dancer last year with Oti, Matthew and Cheryl.
“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.” – Todrick Hall
Todrick is a choreographer, actor, dancer, singer, songwriter and director who has worked on videos for global superstars including Beyoncé. He most recently starred in and co-executive produced the music video to Taylor Swift’s hit single “You Need to Calm Down.” He is a recurring judge and resident choreographer on RuPaul’s Drag Race in the USA.
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, meanwhile, reprise their role as hosts while the Beeb recently announced that Love Island 2019 finalist Curtis Prichard is taking over reception and will be welcoming hopefuls to The Greatest Dancer studio as they prepare for the biggest audition of their lives.
Auditions for The Greatest Dancer, a co-production between creators Thames, and Syco Entertainment 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. The first series earlier this year was won by 14-year-old Ellie Fergusson from Livingston, West Lothian who was mentored by Oti Mabuse.