Nothing But TV: Jordan Banjo and Mollie King launch The Greats Dancer official podcast.

BBC One’s huge new dance competition The Greatest Dancer has launched an official TV companion podcast.

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Hosted by Mollie King and Jordan Banjo, the new podcast is already live on BBC Sounds.

 In the first episode, which is available to listen to now, Dance Captains Cheryl and Oti Mabuse open up to Mollie King about how they got emotional watching performances, Jordan Banjo tells audiences that they should not underestimate Cheryl’s dance credentials and Matthew Morrison reveals how he was moved by a particular performance as he has recently become a dad. In the second episode, which is available on Sunday, receptionist Amelia reveals how she helps relax the dancers before their audition and gives Mollie flirting tips.

Here’s an extract from what you can expect:

Oti and Cheryl open up to Mollie about tearing up watching the performances, whilst Matthew quips that he doesn’t get emotional:

 “It is a really emotional show and I think in that first episode Oti we see you crying, Cheryl we see you crying as well and obviously laughing a lot as well. What do you think it is about dance that provokes such emotion in people?”  Mollie King, host of The Greatest Dancer Podcast

 “First of all we know from our own experience what they are feeling and how it feels to perform on the stage and how it feels to love dance. So then automatically you connect to people, for whatever reason, or not. There might be somebody that makes Oti cry that I just think ‘okay’ and vice versa but when it gets you it really gets you. It’s an expression; it’s a look in their eye, its story telling through movement. I guess for us or people who love or enjoy dance it’s like reading a chapter in a book that moves you.” Cheryl, Dance Captain on The Greatest Dancer

 “For me it’s also about a connection… me and Cheryl empathise, well feel. If somebody is being dramatic and it connects with us because we have something happening with us we start to cry…” Oti Mabuse, Dance Captain on The Greatest Dancer

 “I live in an emotional five, so I don’t really cry much…” Matthew Morrison, Dance Captain on The Greatest Dancer


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