Got To Dance presenter Davina McCall has dismissed comparisons between Got To Dance hopeful Happiness and Britain's Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle. Davina, who is fronting the second series which begins on Sky One on January 2, revealed that she met Happiness - aka 34-year-old Bridget - at the Dublin auditions for the show. And she said that her brand of freestyle disco dancing had to be seen to be believed "Happiness is different because she doesn't do any kind of structured dancing," Davina said. "You can't describe what she is. You've got to watch it. "It's really weird but it's amazing. Happiness makes you want to stand up and cheer and smile. She makes you happy." Happiness' first performance is to Scatman by Scatman John. She will compete with hopefuls from London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Cardiff for the show's Ã‚Â£250,000 prize. "It's the biggest UK cash prize on any talent show," Davina said. "It's enough money to be completely and utterly life changing." Last year's winner, ten year-old Akai won Ã‚Â£100,000 and joined the cast of the street dance musical Into The Hoods.
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