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09/08/2010

Let's Dance Get Toes Tapping Around The World

FremantleMedia has secured a raft of international format deals for Whizz Kid Entertainment's celebrity led series Let's Dance.
Let's Dance, originally commissioned by BBC ONE in the UK, sees well-known celebrities pay homage to some of the world's most iconic dance routines in front of a live audience.
The stars battle it out each week in a bid to wow viewers with their moves and secure a place in the series finale, competing to be crowned Let's Dance king or queen.
The format has been commissioned by RTL4 (Holland), Sat Eins (Germany), Channel Russia (Russia), Indosiar (Indonesia), TVJoj (Slovakia) and TV4 (Sweden).
Earlier this year, UK comedian Rufus Hound danced his way to the grand finale of BBC ONE's Let's Dance for Sport Relief, with a show-stopping performance of Cheryl Coles' Fight for this Love. The show had a peak audience of eight million viewers in its 7pm Saturday night slot.
This followed a hugely successful first series, which saw Peep Show actor, Robert Webb, triumph with his interpretation of the famous Flashdance routine, which became a YouTube phenomenon with over 900,000 hits.
Malcolm Gerrie, CEO of Whizz Kid Entertainment, said: "Let's Dance appeals to audiences of all ages - it brings out the best in its celebrity participants, who really have fun and enjoy performing the most weird and wonderful routines. It's a great example of a format that is transferrable around the world and we are delighted with the success it has had so far."
Rob Clark, President of Worldwide Entertainment for FremantleMedia, added: "Let's Dance is an upbeat, energetic and hugely entertaining format that has been a huge hit with the stars it features and the audiences who tune in to watch them perform.
"We're very pleased to be working with Whizz Kid Entertainment on Let's Dance and we look forward to continuing to roll out this fantastic show through FremantleMedia's global network of production companies."
(KMcA)
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