The Greatest Dancer is the BBC’s flagship dance reality TV show for January / Feb 2019, but how many episodes are there?
The Greatest Dancer on BBC One has just eight episodes to it, which makes it a baby in terms of episode numbers compared to some of the other reality juggernauts, like the X Factor or I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.
It is presented by Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo and the dancers are judged by former Glee star, Matthew Morrison, former Girls Aloud singer, Cheryl (formerly Cole) and professional dancer and choreographer Oti Mabuse. It has not been the ratings smash that the BBC were perhaps hoping for, managing to gain a series average of around 3.3 million viewers which is roughly the same as Casualty, the Beeb’s medical drama soap.
Will there be another series of The Greatest Dancer?
The BBC has not yet announced whether it will commission another series of the Simon Cowell created show. The show is the first show ever created by Simon for the BBC as he normally works with ITV.
However, it is worth noting that the BBC always has a big reality format show in the January / February weekend evening slot. Before The Greatest Dancer, it was the broadcaster of The Voice before it jumped channels and landed on ITV.
What does the winner get on The Greatest Dancer?
The eventual winner will win £50,000 and a chance to perform on the next series of Strictly Come Dancing.