BBC Cancels Simon Cowell’s ‘The Best Dancer’ After Two Seasons

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The BBC has canceled Simon Cowell’s dance format “The Best Dancer,” produced by Syco and Fremantle, after two seasons on air.

“The Best Dancer” sees beforehand undiscovered dance acts carry out dwell weekly for dance captains Cheryl Tweedy, Oti Mabuse, “Glee’s” Matthew Morrison and Todrick Corridor and a studio viewers in a contest to win £50,000 ($62,000) and an opportunity to carry out on “Strictly Come Dancing.” The collection was hosted by Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo, and aired on flagship channel BBC One.

Regardless of interesting to youthful audiences, the second season struggled within the rankings, drawing a reported 2.eight million viewers for its closing month. The dance present additionally confronted stiff competitors from ITV hit “The Masked Singer” on Saturday nights.

A BBC spokesman confirmed the cancellation to Selection in an announcement: “While there aren’t any plans for an additional collection of ‘The Best Dancer,’ we’re pleased with the present and wish to thank everybody concerned in bringing so many memorable moments to BBC One.”

“The Best Dancer” was notable for being Cowell’s first undertaking with the BBC, following his success with “Britain’s Obtained Expertise” and “The X Issue“ on rival ITV.

Information of the present’s cancellation is available in the identical month that Fremantle and Syco introduced the format is being remade in China. They’ve teamed with Shanghai Media Group to develop “The Magnificent Dancer” for China’s Dragon TV.

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