New judge JLS’ Aston Merrygold joins the show as  dance spectacular, Got to Dance, returns to Sky1 on Sunday 6th January 2013 at 6pm.

Sky suggests that this series will be its ‘most electrifying yet’ with a brand new judging line up and performance talent.

The fourth series sees JLS superstar Aston Merrygold (pictured, on a recent flight with EasyJet, far right) is to join returning judges Kimberly Wyatt and Ashley Banjo to help with their search for Britain and Ireland’s best new dance act, in the hope of winning the cash prize of £250,000.

“Host Davina McCall, as ever, is on hand to mop brows, dish out hugs and challenge the judges’ decisions, in what promises to be the best series yet.” The Sky press office say.

In addition to the new judging line up, acts will now need to receive three gold stars in order to make it though to the judge’s shortlist making the audition even tougher. Capturing all the action to even higher level, this series sees the introduction of Timefreeze technology for the first time on a TV talent show. The ground-breaking equipment, which was used during the London 2012 Olympic Games, involves 96 SLR camera’s placed around the stage to shoot ‘Matrix’ style sequences during the auditions. This technology will also be used during the live shows.

First time judge Aston Merrygold said, “I am so excited to be joining Kimberly and Ashley on the Got to Dance judging panel. I have had so much fun during the auditions and learnt so much. This series is known as the ‘series of excellence’ for a reason – the acts have been incredible! I can’t wait for the live finals so I can see even more talent. “

Got to Dance airs from Sunday 6th January at 6pm on Sky 1.

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