Who’s The Greatest Dancer? We know a few people who are buzzing to find out…

Judges Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse, and presenter Jordan Banjo gives us their breakdown of some of the finalists and tell us what they enjoy most about being on the show.

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Matthew Morrison was reduced to tears as he watched James & Oliver perform their tricky moves during Saturday night’s The Greatest Dancer.

Yet James and Oliver’s tumble didn’t cost them because the Glee star, 40, cherry picked the duo for his final three to take into the live shows.

The actor was seen wiping away his tears after he was so touched by the brotherly performance from the 16-year-old and 11-year-old.

James and Oliver pulled off a number of tricky lifts together as they put on a contemporary style dance to Lukas Graham’s Seven Years Old.

Despite suffering a small tumble, the pair managed to impress the audience with their moves using only a bench as a prop.

Matthew was moved to tears by the duo’s dance and he insisted he ‘loved’ the stumble because it made them ‘human’.

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2019 NRF Gala
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Matthew and Renee attend the 2019 NRF Gala at the Sheraton Times Square in New York City on January 13, 2019.

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The Greatest Dancer: first episode tonight!
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Matthew is a dance judge on BBC One new dancing competition show: the first episode airs tonight, January 5, on BBC 1 at 8 pm!

 

The British public seem to love dancing. Or, at least, watching other people dance.

Whether it’s BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing or ITV’s Dancing On Ice, there’s been no shortage of TV dance competitions in recent years.

So how does The Greatest Dancer – which is co-produced by Simon Cowell’s company Syco Entertainment – differ from the existing ones?

“It’s about people, it’s not about celebrity,” says Cheryl, the pop star who serves as one of the dance captains on the series.

“Both the shows you mention that are on prime time TV are brilliant, but they’re based around celebrities.

“This is normal people with real talent having an opportunity to shine, and I think that’s amazing.”

The Greatest Dancer sees members of the public perform in front of a giant mirror in a mock dance studio.

Unlike the Latin and ballroom confines of Strictly, contestants can perform whatever style of dance they like – and can do so alone, in duos or in groups.

The audience have voting keypads and if 75% or more enjoy a dance, the mirrors lift and the dance captains (judges, in other words) are revealed.

The trio – Cheryl, Strictly star Oti Mabuse and Glee actor Matthew Morrison – then give their critiques.

The eventual winners will take home £50,000 as well as the chance to perform on the next series of Strictly Come Dancing.

As a format, it has elements of both Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice – two other shows in the crowded TV talent marketplace.

Is this show different enough to stand out?

“Personally, I don’t think viewers are crying out for yet another competitive talent show,” Frances Taylor of The Radio Times tells BBC News.

“Dancing is a well-worn path that has been trampled by many a TV commissioner over the years.

The trio – Cheryl, Strictly star Oti Mabuse and Glee actor Matthew Morrison – then give their critiques.

The eventual winners will take home £50,000 as well as the chance to perform on the next series of Strictly Come Dancing.

As a format, it has elements of both Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice – two other shows in the crowded TV talent marketplace.

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Matthew Morrison has spoken about the tragic death of Glee co-stars Cory Monteith and Mark Salling. The actor and dancer, who will star as a dance captain on BBC show The Greatest Dancer, said their deaths were a warning about the pitfalls of the entertainment industry. The 40-year-old actor said: ‘Glee was an amazing time. The cast all see each other now and then and keep in touch. ‘I miss my friends, especially Cory and Mark. They were two incredible guys, they were on their own paths and what happened hasn’t tainted the memories of Glee, but it’s taught me about the business and the nature of fame.’

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Matthew, who played teacher Will Schuester in the musical TV series, also spoke about the friendships he has built over the years, telling Closer magazine that it made him very happy when the show’s co-creator Brad Falchuk married Gwyneth Paltrow, who played substitute teacher Holly Holliday in several episodes. He said: ‘Working with Gwyneth was amazing – I was always such a fan of hers, so working with her was incredible. ‘She’s such a close friend of mine, and it’s awesome because she’s now married to one of my great friends, Brad. They’re both wonderful people.’

 

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Matthew, Renee and Revel attend Brooks Brothers And St Jude Children’s Research Hospital Annual Holiday Celebration In New York City on December 18, 2018.

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Matthew to appear on “Who Do You Think You Are”
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xploring their rich family roots is on the minds of four celebrities—Mandy Moore, Regina King, Josh Duhamel and Matthew Morrison—when Who Do You Think You Are? returns this winter, with four new episodes.

These celebrities are going on memorable journeys back in time when TLC’s Emmy Award-winning series returns on Monday, December 3, at 10 p.m. ET.

They are diving into the past and exploring their connection to generations of relatives that came before them, with ties to mischief-makers, former slaves and even Shakespeare.

The celebrities featured in these new episodes include: […]

Matthew Morrison (December 17)—Morrison explores his American roots for the first time and is surprised to discover his family’s ties to the Revolutionary War. He learns of the bold lengths that his ancestor went through to protect his allegiances and the brutality he faced on the battlefield.

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