One-time The X Factor judge Dannii Minogue is back on Aussie TV as the host of a new talent show Dance Boss alongside ex-Home and Away star Sharni Vinson
After plenty of squabbles with the likes of Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne during her time as a judge on The X Factor, Dannii Minogue is finally the one calling the shots, this time as host of a new Australian talent show, Dance Boss.
The series, which starts Down Under in August, sees teams of ordinary folk leave their everyday jobs to show-off their moves on the dancefloor, competing for a prize of $100,000.
Dannii will be joined by a trio of judges who include ex-Home and Away star Sharni Vinson (who played Sally and Flynn's foster daughter Cassie Turner between 2005 to 2008), Coyote Ugly star Adam Garcia and Timomatic from Australia's Got Talent.
"I am beyond excited to be back on Australian soil and surrounded by the contagious spirit of dance," says Sharni, who went on to appear in the hit dance flick Step Up 3D after leaving Summer Bay.
Meanwhile, Adam is something of a dance pro himself, having performed in West End musical Saturday Night Fever and as a judge on Sky 1's reality show Got To Dance.
"I'm really excited to be a part of this brilliant new show that celebrates the love and passion Aussies have for dance and all the different things dancing gives them. And we're going to share that love around to everyone."
No news of a UK air date, but Dance Boss clips are available on social media.
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