Strictly Come Dancing is returning with a spin-off dancing show that will see normal people compete and filming is set to begin in a matter of weeks, according to reports.
The Sun says the BBC has commissioned a new series called Clear the Dancefloor, that will follow a similar format to Strictly, as a panel of celebrity judges oversee amateur contestants as they battle it out with wacky dance routines.
The show is said to take place in front of a live studio audience and Tuesday’s Child production company are thought to begin filming the series next month.
An insider told The Sun: “The public can’t get enough of dance shows so the Beeb is keen to keep up with demand.
“There’s a lot of hope pinned on this sparkly new show and producers are hoping it will be a big hit.”
The source continued to tease the new series, adding: “Its light, fun entertainment, just what viewers needs when there’s no Strictly to watch.
“Expect to see a few old Strictly stars crop up too.”
Evening Standard has contacted the BBC for comment.
The 2022 series of Strictly concluded last month as wildlife cameraman Hamza Yassin took home the trophy.
Following the show, the celebrity contestants are amid rehearsals for Strictly’s upcoming live arena tour.
The tour is due to kick off in February, and will see the cast, which includes Kym Marsh, Will Mellor, Fleur East and more, visit various cities across the country as they perform favoured routines from the dancing competition.
Winner Yassin, 32, spoke about his “trust-based” relationship with professional dancing partner Jowita Przystal, which led him to Strictly victory, as they both appeared on The One Show together last Tuesday.
Sharing a taste of what’s come on the show’s arena tour, Pryzstal said: “It’s going to be amazing, we’re bringing the live show to the arenas. There will a lot of dancing, a lot of different dancing. There will be emotions, crying and laughing.
“It will be a big celebration of what we’ve done throughout the season. It will be a thank you for the support we’ve got.”
Hamza added: “I know it’s going to be so different to wildlife, it’s a small group and you’re somewhere remote. So, this will be a different experience but the group we’ve got are great.”