Ashley Banjo insists ITV's Dance, Dance, Dance isn't a Strictly Come Dancing rival

Got to Dance - Series 05Publicity Gallery shotsAshley Banjo©Phil Fisk 2014

Ashley Banjo says ITV's new TV show Dance, Dance, Dance isn't a Strictly Come Dancing copy cat.

The series has been billed as a 'big production rival to Strictly Come Dancing' by the press and will air in the new year.

ITV say the TV show "will celebrate the most iconic pop video and dance movie sequences of all time on a "truly epic scale" celebrities, together with a partner of their choice, will recreate dance performances audiences will know and love."

Dance, Dance Dance will also "employ amazing state of the art special effects to re-enact legendary routines from Michael Jackson’s Bad and Madonna’s Vogue to Beyoncé’s Crazy in Love and Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time."

Former Strictly judge Alesha Dixon will co-host the show alongside Will Best while world famous choreographer, Tina Landon and dancer, choreographer and judge on Dance Dance Dance across Europe, Timor Steffens will join Ashley on the panel.

"It has a real sense of nostalgia about it. I don't think it's a Strictly rival because it's so different," Ashley said. "The only thing that links them is the dancing but it's different types of dance, we have all genres of dance - so they're like chalk and cheese. But I think it will be as successful."

Speaking to DigitalSpy, Ashley added: "Midway through the show, you'll forget the celebrities are celebrities and think they are dancers, because the standard and the quality is so high," the Diversity star told Digital Spy.

"The look of the set, and the technology involved with the projection mapping and the 3D rendering going on, looks like nothing you've ever seen before."

Dance, Dance, Dance will air on ITV from January.

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