Andrew Günsberg announced as host of FOX8’s Got To Dance Australia
Having relocated to Los Angeles since 2009, former Australian Idol host Andrew Günsberg will return to Australia to host a local version of the UK reality competition, Got To Dance.
Günsberg has expressed great enthusiasm for this hosting gig, as it’s a return to where his career first began in 1999, as a presenter on Foxtel’s Channel [V].
It will also be his second time working on this show, as he previously hosted the US version of Got To Dance in early 2011, called Live To Dance. The American series had a judging panel that included Idol’s Paula Abdul, who has since gone to judge The X Factor USA following Live To Dance‘s axing after only one season. The dancing competition premiered at a promising 10.2m figure on CBS, as the highest rating show of the night, but viewer numbers dropped significantly by the show’s end.
Hopefully, the local version will find an audience on Aussie screens and follow the success that has seen the UK show go to its third season this year. The original series has Australian actor and dancer Adam Garcia as one of the judges.
The audition process for our version is already underway. Dancers from any age bracket or dance genre are welcome to audition for show, with applications open online here. The online form will ask you to list your dance training and experience, and a video showcasing your talents will be required (to be uploaded).
The judges for the show are yet to be announced.
Got To Dance will premiere exclusively to FOX8 later this year.