Cheryl to silence critics with HUGE performance on The Greatest Dancer

Cheryl will perform a huge number to mark the opening of The Greatest Dancer live shows this weekend.

The singer – whose dancing prowess has been called into question by some viewers – will silence her critics with an epic dance alongside her groups performers.

Mother-of-one Cheryl will take to the stage with street group FroBacks, contemporary group Dane Bates Collective, and Harry and Eleiyah, a contemporary twosome.

And representatives for the show have confirmed that all three dance captains will perform with their final nine acts in a "spectacular opening dance."

Cheryl to silence critics with HUGE performance on The Greatest Dancer

Cheryl is set to silence her critics for once and for all
(Image: BBC/Syco/Thames/Rahul Bhatt)

Cheryl to silence critics with HUGE performance on The Greatest Dancer

She will perform alongside her chosen acts
(Image: BBC/Syco/Thames/Rahul Bhatt)

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Asked about why she chose her three acts, Cheryl said: "Firstly, I feel like I’m representing them as they’re the reason for the show and they’re the ones bringing the talent. They’re all completely different acts.

"I have a female empowering, fresh contemporary group. I have a fun, funky all male street group and I’ve got a dynamic duo that are technically flawless."

But she also believes the strength of her performers is in their versatility.

She continued: "My acts are so versatile. They are going to do things the other dance captains don’t even know they can do yet!

"My job is to take the challenges that are thrown at us and convert that into what represents each act best, encouraging and pushing the best out of them to surprise the people at home."

Cheryl to silence critics with HUGE performance on The Greatest Dancer

Her trousers are pretty spangly
(Image: BBC/Syco/Thames/Rahul Bhatt)

Cheryl to silence critics with HUGE performance on The Greatest Dancer

Matthew has three acts which he hopes will win
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On their coach, FroBacks guessed why their coach picked them, saying: "Cheryl has great taste and knows entertainment!"

Her teams will compete against Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse’s threesomes.

Earlier this week, Oti jokingly talked about her act, The Globe Girls, saying she has been "drilling them" and making sure they practise all the time before the live show.

And they seem to be pretty keen on her, as they said of their coach: "Her energy, enthusiasm and drive is exactly what The Globe Girls need."

Cheryl to silence critics with HUGE performance on The Greatest Dancer

Oti’s Globe Girls are big fans of hers
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"We are all technical dancers but bring a camp, fierce, glamorous side to The Greatest Dancer and all these things represent Oti’s personality perfectly as she’s an absolute Queen!."

The live shows will see each of the dancers take on a specific challenge with their dance captain to create an unforgettable performance.

Then, for the first time, the power is in the hands of the viewers at home as they vote to decide who stays in the competition each week and who will become The Greatest Dancer.

The Greatest Dancer airs from 7.30pm on Saturdays on BBC1.

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