Thursday, 4 June, 2020

BBC’s The Greatest Dancer has been axed after two series

BBC has officially axed The Greatest Dancer after only two series due to ‘falling viewing figures’.

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The Greatest Dancer was hosted by Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo with celebrity dance captains including pop star Cheryl, Glee actor Matthew Morrison and Strictly star Oti Mabuse.

The show returned to BBC One in January with Todrick Hall joining the panel but viewing figures were down as it couldn’t compete against The Voice on Saturday night prime time telly.

The second series of The Greatest Dancer ended in March and attracted around 3.2 million viewers week on week, with the finale episode pulling in 2.8million viewers.

A BBC spokeswoman said: “Whilst there are no plans for a further series of The Greatest Dancer, we are proud of the show and would like to thank everyone involved in bringing so many memorable moments to BBC One.”

A source revealed to The Sun: “The writing was on the wall a while back.

“Now the BBC and everyone involved has decided enough is enough and they’ve binned it.

“Critics liked it and it pulled in a younger audience. But the cost of the big production for the ratings the show delivered was too much.”

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