Get ready for Dancing with the Stars meets The Biggest Loser. Nine has picked up the rights to the US series memorably titled Dance Your Ass Off which has just premiered on the Oxygen Network.
Oxygen is a female skewed cable network, which once picked up the US rebroadcasting of Neighbours.
The show, hosted by Hairspray actress Marissa Winokur, features twelve finalists amassing to 1361 kilos with one goal: “to go from an eating machine to a dancing machine.”
Each contestant is paired with a professional dance partner who will train for weekly stage performances ranging from Hip Hop, to Ballroom and even Pole Dancing.
Judges will score routines as contestants weigh in to reveal their weekly weight loss. The dance score and the weight loss are combined for an overall eliminationscore.
“They are having the time of their life and they are shedding weight,” said producer Sally Ann Salsano.
“We are delighted to bring Australian viewers this fun new series for the whole family to enjoy,” said Nine’s Head of Acquisitions, Les Sampson.
Earlier this year Nine announced Superstars of Dance, but so far it is yet to arrive.
Dance Your Ass Off is promised to premiere in ‘coming weeks.’