The Real Dirty Dancing | Preview (E4)

Ten celebrities are in for the time of their lives in an immersive and nostalgia-packed dance experience like no other, as they compete to take on acting challenges and dance routines based on iconic scenes from the classic film.



The celebs will need to prove themselves as they take part in entertaining challenges that require them to embody the characters from the cult classic, working around the clock to discover their inner Baby and Johnny.



Co-hosted by Dirty Dancing superfan Keith Lemon and Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, The Real Dirty Dancing follows Anthea Turner, Lee Ryan, James Argent, Bobby Seagull, Marnie Simpson, Saffron Barker, Verona Rose, Darren Harriott, Tom Malone Jr and Chelsee Healey 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. Every couple has one thing in common: they all want to be the last Baby and Johnny standing.




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. Do they have the elegance required to balance on a fallen log? And can they muster the strength for the lake lift? One thing is for sure: watermelon carrying skills are essential.


The celebrities will dance with various partners over the course of the series, 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 celebs will become backing dancers for this one-off celebratory performance. In the first episode, our 10 snake-hipped celebrities prepare to have the time of their lives as they immerse themselves in the world of Dirty Dancing.


Co-hosts Keith and Ashley give them a crash course in all things Baby and Johnny, the girls take on an acting masterclass, and the boys give it their best Johnny moves.




The Real Dirty Dancing begins Monday 21st February at 9pm on E4.