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 – The Real Dirty Dancing.
Hosted by Keith Lemon and Ashley Roberts, The Real Dirty Dancing will follow 10 famous faces as they move into a Lakeside location reminiscent of the original Kellermans resort, where their dance moves will be well and truly put to the test.
Taking part are TV presenter Anthea Turner, Blue’s Lee Ryan, TOWIE’s James Argent, reality TV star Marnie Simpson, social media star & TV personality Saffron Barker, comedian Darren Harriott, comedian Verona Rose, Gogglebox star Tom Malone Jr, celebrity quizzer Bobby Seagull and actress Chelsee Healey.
In couples, they’ll compete as they take on challenges and dance routines based on iconic scenes from the classic film. Each couple has one thing in common – they all want to be the last Baby and Johnny 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 Johnny or Baby.
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 the elegance required to balance on a fallen log? One thing is for sure, watermelon carrying skills are essential.
Keith Lemon said: “Dirty Dancing is such a good film and of course I’ve been Baby myself! Twice now! Once for Let’s Dance for Comic Relief and once when we did it on The Keith & Paddy Picture Show...
So yeah I was chuffed to be asked to host this show! And to be hosting with me mate Ashley! It’s gonna be so fun! Ya can tell how excited I am, look how many exclamation marks I’ve used! Can’t wait!”
Ashley Roberts said: “I LOVE Dirty Dancing, the film literally had a huge impact on my life, and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved in this series. I’m going to be on hand to help out the celebs with their Johnny and Baby moves and look forward to being reunited with Keith. Wish me luck! It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
The Real Dirty Dancing airs this February on E4.