The Greatest Dancer 2020 judges: Who are the dance captains?

The Greatest Dancer 2020 airs on BBC One tonight (Saturday, January 4) as a whole new host of contestants take to the floor hoping to impress the judges. Known as dance captains on the series, the new competition will see some impressive choreographing talent taking on the judging roles. Here’s everything viewers need to know about who will be appearing.

The BBC will be bringing back its popular dancing competition The Greatest Dancer tonight at 7pm.

The new series will welcome a whole new crop of skilled dancers who will hope to impress the judges and make it through to the live challenge shows.

The 2020 competition will feature Curtis Pritchard welcoming in the hopefuls as the new receptionist for the series.

The show will also see Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo return as presenters as well as a judging panel shake-up.

Who are the judges of The Greatest Dancer 2020?


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Singer and dancer Cheryl will be returning again for the 2020 competition as a dance captain.

Known for being part of girlband Girls Aloud as well as being a judge on The X Factor, Cheryl will be back in the judging seat.

Ahead of the return of the new show, she told the BBC about her different approach to this year’s competition.

She said: “This year I came in thinking, I need to see somebody I can already visualise on the main stage at the live shows because I didn’t have the experience before.

“Now I know what to expect so I was looking at them through a different eye.”

Matthew Morrison

Matthew Morrison will also be back again for the 2020 show after making his debut last year.

Actor and singer Morrison is best role for his role as Will Schuester on Glee but has also performed on Broadway.

After Oti Mabuse took her dancer to the win last year, Morrison told the BBC how he is determined to steal her crown.

He said: “I’m excited to win this year. I think it’s my year. You know, ladies first, I was being very chivalrous last year.

“So this year, I feel like I know what the game is. I know what my game plan is.”


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Oti Mabuse

Oti Mabuse will also be back on screens for the first time since winning Strictly Come Dancing with Kelvin Fletcher at the end of 2019.

The South African dancer is also an eight-time Latin American champion.

Speaking about her team this year, she told the BBC: “Team Oti in series two is going to be absolutely crazy.

“It’s going to be wild, it’s gonna be fun. I want to get to know these kids and adults and these acts, whomever I choose, I want to take who they are and make that a dance.”


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Todrick Hall

This year’s competition will also welcome a brand new face to the judging panel in Todrick Hall.

The actor and dancer is well known for choreographing for superstars like Beyoncé and Taylor Swift.

Fans of Ru Paul’s Drag Race will also recognise him as a recurring judge and choreographer on the US version of the show.

Speaking about what he is looking for in his first year, Hall said to the BBC: “I’m looking for people who create a spark in me.

“People who inspire me, people who I feel are just close to reaching their full potential but just need a little bit of guidance.”

The Greatest Dancer begins on BBC One at 7pm tonight (Saturday, January 4).

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