BBC Three is set to air the new series – which combines dancing and dating – later this month via iPlayer.
With the summer of love well and truly over, thanks to Love Island having ended way over a month ago, there’s a reality dating shaped hole in all our lives right now.
Fear not, a new show is about to drop which will combine dancing with dating in a sizzling concept from the BBC.
I Like The Way U Move, which comes online later this month, will see professional dancers team up with rookie dancers as they compete to find the perfect partner on and off the floor as they look to win the ultimate prize to Ibiza to dance the night away together.
The nine professional dancers who will be looking to get their partners’ pulses raising have been unveiled, with Strictly 2020 finalist and former Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing acting as host alongside the show’s resident dance expert, Kaelynn ‘KK’ Harris.
The line-up of professionals is as follows:
Italian Sara has been dancing since she was three years old, and her main dance styles are commercial, modern jazz and hip hop. Sara has danced in music videos and on live stages across the world, including an NFL event at Wembley and as a dance captain and fire performer in Marrakesh.
On her past dating experiences, she said: ‘I have been single for my whole life. I don’t really do relationships… at least I haven’t really had the chance to yet.
‘I’ve been moving around for so long, but now I am actually ready to settle down and have a relationship.’
Jaydon his some super skills, having previously become a world champion in tap dancing.
He performed in the West End with a role in Oliver and on tour across the UK and internationally featuring in The Sound Of Music, Mamma Mia, Starlight Express.
The contestant has ‘never had a girlfriend’ and of his proudest moment, he said: ‘Me and two of my mates, we represented England in the tap world championships a couple of years back and won. That was probably one of my proudest moments.’
Shola has performed on some of the biggest stages in the world, including in Thriller Live at the West End as well as several TV appearances
She’s featured on The Brits, The X Factor and The Jimmy Fallon Show as well popping up in Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Body Loose’ music video.
The dancer has been single for around two years and says from a guy she: ‘My ultimate turn on is confidence. But the first thing that gives me the ick is arrogance. There’s a fine line!’
Rhianna is a professionally trained performer and has been dancing since she was 14 and has also performed on the West End.
She said: ‘I started dancing like baby ballet style when I was really young! But I started properly training when I was 14/15.
But she joked: ‘I think I’m better at dancing than I am flirting…. Although I am quite good at both!’
Josh is no stranger to TV, having worked on Children in Need, The Voice Kids and also performed alongside Anne Marie on The Greatest Dancer – he’s also worked in the West End.
On what his dating profile would say, he commented: ‘If I had a dating profile, it would say I’m fun, cool, funny… What can you bring to the table?!’
He’s been dancing since he was eight years old and loves how he can distress himself through the power of his moves.
Josh added: ‘I’ve been single for quite some time. I always look for that drive, that ambition. For me, because I’m so career driven – you have to match that as well.’
Lee’s career so far has been pretty awesome, travelling internationally with the likes of Thriller Live and in Bodyguard The Musical in Germany.
Lee has also been a backing dancer for Pixie Lott, as well as performing in West End Bares.
He’s been dancing for around 12 years and said: ‘I’m most passionate about dance because it’s a great way for me to express how I feel – especially when words can’t express that.’
The dancer has been single for just over a year and cheekily added: ‘I would still date a bad dancer! Okay… maybe not a bad dancer, but I’d date a non-dancer. When you’re going to a club, you still want to be on beat!’
London-based commercial dancer Rachel has danced with plenty of big acts and been up close and personal with music stars including Jorja Smith and Mark Ronson.
She’s been dancing her whole life and says she wants ‘a sense of humour and confidence’ from a potential partner.
On why she loves dancing, Rachel shared: ‘I’m most passionate about dance because it’s my release in life – it just makes me happy.’
Love life wise, she added: ‘I’ve been single on and off for a little while. I get into something and then I get out of something quite quickly… A few months, a year… on and off.’
Hailing from Cardiff, Iestyn has trained in street dancing and knows how to pop it, lock it and break it.
His surprise skill? He’s also a keen chess player and was once the third best in the whole of Wales.
He’s been dancing since he was around four years old and admitted: ‘I am competitive. If you try to smoke me on the dance floor – I can’t be having that. I’ll have to show you up respectfully.”
‘I’ve been single for a year and a couple of months now. I’d date a bad dancer! Who can go wrong with a cheeky two-step, you know?’
Charlotte fell in love with dance at three years old, after watching her big sister dance. Since then she’s performed in shows ranging from Saturday Night Fever to In The Air, Jack and the Bean Stalk and the Olympia Horse Show.
On how her friends would descibe her, she said: ‘My friends would say that I’m like sunshine…. I’m a pink ball of fluff!’
She’s been single for quite a while due to being focused on her career but promised: ‘I’m looking for a man!’
The premise of the series sees the professionals introduced to the non-dancers at a mixer event, to see whether any chemistry builds.
If sparks fly, the rookies are invited back to I Like The Way U Move house, where they are then given just 48 hours to get to grips with a brand-new routine with their professional dance partner.
At the end of their allotted time, the pairing will be put to the test by KK and the panel, who will be on the lookout for trust, passion, eye contact and genuine sparks between the couples.
Those who manage to impress will make it through to the next mixer, with the duo pairing who wow the most will get to go on a date as their prize.
The couples with the least chemistry on the dancefloor will be eliminated, in a very Strictly-esque move.
An Ibiza trip lies at the finish line for those who make it all the way through the competition – but will any of the duos actually end up finding love through the power of movement?
I Like The Way U Move comes to BBC iPlayer in full on Sunday 17 October.
Credit: Original article published here.