Ten celebrities are in for the time of their life as they’re transported back to the swinging 60s for an immersive and nostalgia packed dance experience like no other in The Real Dirty Dancing.
Co-hosted by Dirty Dancing superfan, Keith Lemon, and Heart FM showbiz host and Pussycat Doll, Ashley Roberts, The Real Dirty Dancing will follow 10 famous faces as they move into a stunning lakeside location reminiscent of the original Kellerman’s resort where their dance moves will be well and truly put to the test. In couples, they’ll compete as they take on challenges and dance routines based on the iconic scenes from the classic film. Each couple has one thing in common – they all want to be the last Baby and Jonny standing.
The celebs will need to prove themselves as they take part in entertaining challenges that’ll require them to embody the characters from the cult classic as they work around the clock to discover their inner Baby and Jonny. There’ll be no spaghetti arms as they attempt to learn and perform routines inspired by iconic moments, from ‘Hungry Eyes’ to the jaw dropping Mambo dance. But can they muster the strength for the lake lift, or do they have the elegance required to balance on a fallen log? One thing is for sure, watermelon carrying skills will be essential.
The celebrities will be dancing with various partners throughout the course of the show which will culminate in a showstopping finale where the top two couples take on the moment every fan dreams of – the last dance of the season with that gravity defying lift! The remaining six celebrities will become backing dancers in this one-off celebratory performance.
CREDIT: The Real Dirty Dancing starts Monday 21st February at 9pm on E4 and All 4. The series runs Monday and Tuesday evenings for four weeks.
Interviews by Katie Begley