Redknapp is new dance show judge
Published 01/01/2010 | 11:18
Former pop star Louise Redknapp has been unveiled as a judge on new TV talent show So You Think You Can Dance.
The Eternal star joins Nigel Lythgoe and Arlene Phillips on the BBC One dancing competition.
The programme pits budding dance stars against each other as they battle it out for the chance to appear on the US version of the show in Hollywood and pocket a £100,000 prize.
Each week contestants will be challenged to perform a different dance style taught by a different choreographer and mentor.
Dancers will have to impress not only the judges but also the public who have the power to vote for their favourite dancers at the end of each show.
Redknapp has already judged auditions and Choreography Camp, helping select the 14 finalists.
She said: "I'm so excited about this opportunity. I went through similar dance training as a lot of the kids competing, so I know where they're coming from.
"The opportunity this show offers them is phenomenal, and I can't wait to be part of the live shows."
Since starting her career with 1990s chart-topping girlband Eternal, Redknapp has embarked on a solo career before moving into television presenting.
Head judge Lythgoe said: "Louise joined us as a guest judge during the Manchester leg of the auditions and we loved her - she brought something different to the panel and she had a great affinity with the kids up there dancing for their lives. When it came to thinking about the live shows, we kept coming back to Louise. She is perfect for the job."