Got To Dance Review: Steps Factor
GOT TO DANCE: Sunday 3rd January, Sky1, 6pm ALERT ME
Those of you who thought Davina McCall would be forced to start paying for her own hair products after the last fame-gobbling wannabe walks from the Big Brother house next summer are in for some disappointment.
For the next couple of months, the face of eviction night will be hosting Sky1’s brand new reality talent show Got To Dance.
Those of thinking that Sky have gone out of their tiny little minds because we already have So You Think You Can Dance, are partially correct. This show is cut from a very similar cloth to its BBC forebear, yet Sky execs insist that there are some key differences. These are that this is not just a competition for solo acts and that the judges all have an irrefutable dancing pedigree.
The judges by the way are Ashley Banjo, leader and choreographer of BGT winners Diversity, West End star Adam Garcia and Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt.
Sky bosses have obviously poured a lot of resources into this show (which is something of a first for the corporation) and it will interesting to see how well it goes down with the public.
The basic ingredients are all there; we have talented contestants, a charismatic (if slightly over-enthusiastic) host and a bunch of deluded hopefuls who think they have what it takes, but whether it will capture the imagination like its ITV pioneer (which one was that?) remains to be seen.
On these introductory episodes we see auditionees of all backgrounds try their luck in the ‘Dance Domes’ which toured the nation at the back end of last year. Some particular highlights include Salsa couple who suffer a seriously embarrassing wardrobe malfunction and a ridiculously gifted group of youngsters called the Jukebox Juniors.