Jamie Laing and Kaelynn 'KK' Harris confirmed for brand new dating series I Like The Way You Move
"I cannot wait to meet the single contestants, and hopefully I’ll be able to give them some good tips from what I learnt on Strictly to get a new hot date" — Jamie Laing
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Jamie is no stranger to the world of dance, making it all the way to Grand Final of Strictly Come Dancing in 2020 alongside his professional partner Karen Hauer, entertaining audiences with a string of memorable performances along the way before the finishing the series as runners-up.
As well as his recent stint on Strictly, in 2020 Jamie also launched his brand new podcast, 6 Degrees from Jamie and Spencer, which has established itself as one of the most popular podcasts for under-35s on BBC Sounds. Jamie can also be heard on his popular podcast Private Parts which he co-hosts with Francis Boulle, giving listeners a witty and insightful view into their everyday life. The series has had 30 million listeners to date with 1 million per month and growing.
Kaelynn 'KK' Harris is a world renowned dancer, choreographer, and actress. Most recently, KK has featured in HBO’s hit series, Lovecraft as Topsy. KK has worked with such artist as Sade, Soulja Boy, Willow Smith, Queen Latifah, Cicely Tyson, Mindless Behavior, Missy Elliott, Usher, Gwen Stefani, Cardi B, Ciara, Fergie, Mya, Mulatto and Britney Spears. KK has added even more to an already impressive resume by performing for millions on multiple episodes of Glee! The X Factor, The Voice, MTV VMA’s, BET awards, Empire, Disney, Academy Awards, Nickelodeon and US TV commercials. At 16 years old, she became a viral sensation known for her versatile dance style, clean and sharp execution and creative movement.
Jamie Laing says: “Just when everyone thought they were safe from seeing me dancing again (I miss Hercules!), here I am already returning to the dance floor for the BBC. This time, however I will be helping others find love by getting them to learn some irresistible dance moves. I cannot wait to meet the single contestants, and hopefully I’ll be able to give them some good tips from what I learnt on Strictly to get a new hot date. I can’t wait!”
Kaelynn 'KK' Harris says: “Dance is the international language that all can understand. What better way to find love is to merge two of the most influential things- love and dance! I can’t wait to meet the contestants, offer some valuable insight, and follow along on their beautiful journey!”
Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three, says: “I Like The Way You Move is a fresh new take on dating and promises to be a really brilliant addition to BBC Three. We can’t wait to bring the show to screens and we’re delighted to have Jamie on board as our matchmaker and KK as our resident dance expert.”
Mel Balac, Creative Director for Entertainment & Music at BBC Studios Productions, says: “The team cannot wait to see the sparks fly between our couples, both on and off the dancefloor. The chemistry, passion, performance and drama will be off the scale and our cameras will be following them every step of the way. BBC Studios are thrilled to be making the series for BBC Three.”
Set to debut on BBC Three later in 2021, I Like The Way You Move (FKA Dance Crush), will see professional dancers and non-dancers compete in a bid to find their perfect partner both on and off the dancefloor and will feature a host of exciting challenges, stunning routines and dramatic eliminations, promising dancing, dating and drama in equal measure.
In each episode Jamie and KK will be joined by a guest judge, who will help decide which couples have the most chemistry and remain in the competition.
I Like The Way You Move will be filmed in the UK this Spring and is being made by BBC Studios Productions, who are also producers of the multi award-winning BBC One entertainment series Strictly Come Dancing.
Professional dancers and non-dancers who are interested in taking part can find out more now.
Full broadcast details for I Like The Way You Move, plus guest judge names, will be announced in due course.
I Like The Way You Move is a BBC Studios Production for BBC Three, commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three and Jo Wallace, Acting Controller Entertainment Commissioning. The Executive Producers for BBC Studios are Kelly Lynn, Mel Balac and Suzy Lamb. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Jo Wallace.
Source BBC Three
March 9, 2021 8:10am ET by BBC Three