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'I Like The Way U Move' on BBC3— start date, host, premise and everything you need to know

Jamie Laing
Jamie Laing hosts I Like The Way U Move. (Image credit: BBC)

I Like The Way U Move is a dating show like no other, as it will give contestants the chance to find love through dance! 

Instead of sitting down over dinner or retreating to a villa, people will attempt to find romance through dancing. The series will see world-renowned choreographer Kaelynn ‘KK’ Harris as the resident dance expert helping contestants to perfect their dance moves, and she'll be joined by guest judges along the way.

There's some great Strictly Come Dancing legends joining KK such as Oti Mabuse and Johannes Radebe, and the series will be hosted by Made in Chelsea's Jamie Laing.

Fiona Campbell, Controller at BBC Three says: “I Like The Way U Move is a fresh new take on dating and promises to be a really brilliant addition to BBC3."

Here's what we know so far...

I Like The Way You Move release date

I Like The Way U Move will be released as a boxset on BBC3 on Sun 17 October, making it the perfect new series to binge-watch!

Who hosts I Like The Way You Move?

Jamie Laing will host I Like The Way You Move, following his success on BBC's dance competition Strictly Come Dancing. Speaking about his presenting role, he said: "Just when everyone thought they were safe from seeing me dancing again (I miss Hercules!), here I am already returning to the dance floor for the BBC. 

"This time, however  I will be helping others find love by getting them to learn some irresistible dance moves. I cannot wait to meet the single contestants, and hopefully I’ll be able to give them some good tips from what I learnt on Strictly to get a new hot date. I can’t wait!"

He'll be joined by Kaelynn “KK” Harris, a world-renowned dancer, choreographer, and actress who has worked on projects such as Glee!, The X Factor, The Voice, MTV VMA’s, and BET awards. She said: "Dance is the international language that all can understand. What better way to find love is to merge two of the most influential things — love and dance! I can’t wait to meet the contestants, offer some valuable insight, and follow along on their beautiful journey!” 

How does I Like The Way U Move work?

According to the BBC, I Like The Way U Move will "see professional dancers and non-dancers compete in a bid to find their perfect partner both on and off the dancefloor and will feature a host of exciting challenges, stunning routines and dramatic eliminations, promising dancing, dating and drama in equal measure."

Each week there'll be a guest judge joining Jamie and KK who will help decide which couples have the most chemistry and remain in the competition to keep dancing.

Who are the guest judges?

There's lots of Strictly Come Dancing professionals attached to the project, who'll be guest judges alongside KK.  Here are all the guest judges taking part...

Lady Leshurr

Lady Leshurr

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Lady Leshurr is a MOBO Award winning British rapper, singer, songwriter and producer. 

Speaking about the new series she said: "It was a pleasure to be a part of this show! The dancers have so much talent and chemistry.. it’s like love and basketball but with a soundtrack!"

Clara Amfo

Clara Amfo

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Clara Amfo is a radio DJ and television presenter, currently the host of BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds, having worked on BBC Radio 1 since 2016.

Clara Amfo says: "I had such a great time being a guest judge, being reunited with Jamie, then seeing him and KK in action! After Strictly last year, it was fun to be sat on the other side… The level of talent from the dancers is so impressive and I can’t wait to see the series unfold and find out how they got on off the dance floor too!"

Oti Mabuse

Oti Mabuse

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Oti Mabuse is the current reigning queen of the Strictly Come Dancing, having won the coveted Glitterball Trophy for the second time last year with partner Bill Bailey.

Oti said of the project: "I loved working on I Like the Way U Move. It was entertaining, raw and sexy. I had such fun working alongside Jamie Laing and Kaelynn 'KK' Harris. It’s a fresh and different way of looking at dance and dating! I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did."

Layton Williams

Layton Williams

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 Layton Williams is a West End musical theatre actor, known for starring in the titular roles of Billy Elliot and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Layton said: "I had such a fab time on ILTWUM. Being a dancer myself I know how hard the dancers worked to make their performances shine. Jamie and KK were a dream to work with too. We had such a laugh. I can't wait to watch the series and was so thrilled to be involved. Thanks for having me!"

Maisie Smith 

Maisie Smith

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Maisie Smith is an actress and singer, best known for playing the role of Tiffany Butcher-Baker on BBC’s EastEnders.

Maisie Smith revealed: "I loved my time on set for I Like The Way U Move with Jamie, KK and the cast - dancing is a huge passion of mine and I know how much work it takes to pull off the level of routines they did! There is some serious chemistry on the dancefloor and I can’t wait for everyone to get to know the cast and to get behind their favourite couples!"

Giovanni Pernice

Giovanni Pernice

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Giovanni Pernice is a Sicilian born Italian Champion dancer and has been a professional dancer for Strictly Come Dancing for seven years, reaching the grand final twice.

He said: "I am absolutely thrilled to be involved with I Like The Way U Move, and be a part of each couple’s journey. Dance to me is all about connection to music and a dance partner, but ultimately telling a story. By combining the world of dating and dancing I got to witness the connection, energy, emotion and chemistry from each couple. I particularly loved the focus and commitment from everyone involved and cannot wait to see how it all unfolds."

 

Johannes Radebe

Johannes Radebe

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Johannes Radebe is Strictly’s first professional dancer to take part in an all-male partnership, as he is currently competing alongside John Whaite making it a historic moment for the series.

Johannes said: "The cast was a bunch of beautiful people, and I loved the jeopardy were they had to dance in order to stay in the competition...it's thrilling and entertaining and I can't wait for everyone at home to see it."

Is there a trailer?

Yes, a teaser for the new series has been released and introduces us to the I Like The Way U Move house where our contestants will be staying for the duration of the series.

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