Simon Cowell’s Dancing Show Just Got CANCELED — Here’s Why

Simon Cowell‘s first endeavor on BBC One with The Greatest Dancer is set to come to a close this year. A spokesperson for the network has announced that there are no plans for a continuation of the show. Here’s why.

Simon Cowell’s BBC dancing show canceled after just two seasons due to LOW ratings

BBC’s ‘The Greatest Dancer’ is set to discontinue production this year after a drop in viewing ratings. Behind the show is one of TV’s most treasured producers, Simon Cowell.

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The Dancing Show, hosted by BGT judge, Alesha Dixon faced a huge drop in ratings on the second season which aired earlier this year. The BBC series happened to clash with ITV’s newest talent show, The Masked Singer which overtook the top primetime ratings spot.

Pablo Urdiales Antelo | Talent Recap Pictured above: The Greatest Dancer hosts, Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo

A spokesperson for the show told the MailOnline: “Whilst there are no plans for a further series of The Greatest Dancer, we are proud of the show and would like to thank everyone involved in bringing so many memorable moments to BBC One.”

The Greatest Dancer set to be adopted in China to form new show, ‘The Magnificent Dancer’

Whilst we can’t expect The Greatest Dancer back on our screens next year, it has been reported that Fremantle Media are joining forces with the Shanghai Media Group to form an adapted version of the show on Dragon TV, named The Magnificent Dancer.

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“China is an extremely accomplished and sophisticated market when it comes to international formats,” begins Fremantle’s general manager on the show’s move to Asia. “We are proud to be partnering again with Shanghai Media Group, who we work with on China’s Got Talent, to bring The Magnificent Dancer to China. This deal is testament to their determination and commitment to an inspirational new dance show in the region.”

Simon Cowell forced to rely on ‘Got Talent’ format as his other shows are taken off-air

Whilst Cowell is facing a huge dilemma due to a recurring problem across his shows due to low ratings, it seems his world-famous ‘Got Talent’ franchise is the only show format keeping his name afloat.

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The TV judge currently features on both Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent, two shows that are continually sustaining a large audience year after year.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pablo Urdiales Antelo
Pablo Urdiales Antelo

Pablo Urdiales Antelo is a writer at Talent Recap, covering 'Got Talent', 'The X Factor', and other worldwide talent shows. Occasionally writing pop culture content, he's quick to form opinions on celebrity controversies and political revelations. He lives in London, United Kingdom.

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