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Thursday 21 August 2014

Dance contestant 'not like Boyle'

Davina McCall says dance contestant 'Happiness' has to be seen to be believed

Davina McCall says that Got To Dance's freestyle disco contestant "Happiness", aka 34-year-old Bridget, is completely different to Susan Boyle.

The presenter of the Sky One talent show met Happiness at the Dublin dome for the first round of auditions. She said: "Happiness is different because she doesn't do any kind of structured dancing. You can't describe what she is. You've got to watch it.

"It's really weird but it's amazing. Happiness makes you want to stand up and cheer and smile. She makes you happy."

Happiness' first performance is to Scatman by Scatman John. She will be competing with contestants from London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Cardiff for the show's £250,000 prize money.

Davina said: "It's the biggest UK cash prize on any talent show. It's enough money to be completely and utterly life changing."

Last year's winner ten year-old Akai won £100,000 and joined the cast of the street dance musical Into The Hoods.

:: The second series of Got To Dance returns on Sunday January 9 at 6pm, on Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD.

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