Following its premiere last week, it seem viewers are already turning off The Greatest Dancer.

The BBC One series features Cheryl, Glee star Matthew Morrison and Strictly Come Dancing pro Oti Mabuse as judges tasked with finding the next big dance act of the UK.

Following a strong debut of 4.7 million viewers last weekend, this weekend’s second episode only managed to attract 4.2 million viewers, based on figures obtained from TellyMix — suggesting viewers are starting to turn away from the series during the audition process.

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And it’s disastrous news considering that the programme’s primetime rival The Voice UK once again bested it in the Saturday night viewing figures, with just under 5 million viewers tuning in this weekend.

Ouch.

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The Greatest Dancer didn’t get off to the — ahem — greatest of starts, with reports of a feud between Cheryl and Oti emerging before the series had even premiered.

Both judges have strenuously denied reports of any tensions between them, but it seems viewers still aren’t clicking with the show for some reason.

The show has also faced criticism over the lack of dancing featured, which is evidently a big no-no for a series based around finding Britain’s best dancer.

We’re just hoping those ratings turn up soon, or The Greatest Dancer could be yet another reality series that never quite took off.

The Greatest Dancer continues this Saturday (January 19) on BBC One.


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