As filming gets underway on the second series of The Greatest Dancer, Todrick Hall has been announced as a new fourth dance captain joining Cheryl, Mathew Morrison and Oti Mabuse who are all returning.
American star of stage and screen Todrick is a choreographer, actor, dancer, singer, songwriter and director who has choreographed videos for global superstars including Beyoncé and most recently starred in and co-executive produced the music video to Taylor Swift’s hit single You Need to Calm Down. He is also a recurring judge and resident choreographer on RuPaul’s Drag Race in the USA.
Speaking about joining the series, Todrick said "Thrilled does not even begin to explain how excited I am to be joining the cast and crew of The Greatest Dancer. As a performer who has danced my whole life and been a contestant on a reality competition show, it's wild to see my career come full circle this way. I'm looking forward to working with the upcoming talent and to join the BBC family for the second season of a show that has proven to be a huge, smashing success."
Joining Todrick will be fellow Dance Captains all returning from series one, multi-platinum-selling singer Cheryl; Broadway and Glee star Matthew Morrison; and Strictly Come Dancing professional and reigning series one champion, Oti Mabuse. Also returning for series two are hosts Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo.
On being back, Cheryl said “I am so excited to be back, I absolutely loved it last series and this year promises to be even more amazing, especially with the addition of Todrick who I’m obsessed with!”
Talking about the new series, Matthew Morrison said “Season One of The Greatest Dancer was such a rewarding experience to be a part of. Alongside Oti and Cheryl, it was a privilege to help guide the immense talent who showed us all just how inspiring dance can be. I look forward to seeing how we push the boundaries throughout Season Two in order to crown our next Greatest Dancer!” Whilst Oti Mabuse added “I cannot wait to get back to work on The Greatest Dancer with this fantastic team, Cheryl, Matthew, Alesha and Jordan and welcoming newest captain Todrick and receptionist Curtis to the family. I’m excited to see the fresh new talented dancers who are auditioning and ready to leave their hearts on the floor and see who the mirror opens for!!! Plus I can’t wait to see my amazing winner Ellie perform at Strictly Come Dancing, she’s such a superstar and I’m exceptionally proud of her.”
The news follows yesterday's announcement that Ballroom and Latin dance champion and Love Island contestant Curtis Pritchard will be taking over reception and welcoming hopefuls to The Greatest Dancer studio as they prepare for the biggest audition of their lives.
The Greatest Dancer returns early 2020 on BBC One