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Sunday 21 December 2014

Stone spills beans on new TV show

Andrew Stone says the follow-up to Pineapple Dance Studios is energetic
Andrew Stone says the follow-up to Pineapple Dance Studios is energetic

Andrew Stone has spilled the beans on the follow-up to Sky1's hit Pineapple Dance Studios, saying the new show is "on steroids" in comparison to its predecessor.

The docusoap, which made stars out of teachers Louie Spence and Andrew, will air under a new name - Showbusiness.

"There is a second series, and me and Louie have a wider scope - it's going to be like Pineapple Dance Studios but on steroids," he said.

"There will be around 12 to 14 episodes and it will be in the same format like last time," he added.

Andrew - who is also the brains behind his own band, Starman - revealed that bosses have talked about renewing for five series, but isn't sure if he'll sign up for them all because of how the show has taken over his life.

"They potentially want five series. It's getting bigger and bigger. I'm not sure if I'll choose to do it - I don't have the time to watch television, invest in a relationship, nothing," he admitted.

But he would consider any spin-off shows.

"It's not been commissioned yet, but there is talk of creating an Andrew Stone-Starman documentary - but it's only talk. I'm very excited about the potential of that happening, that's all I can say on that at the moment," he said.

"If we have a spin-off show, it would be interesting to see where it goes from there."

:: The first series of Pineapple Dance Studios is now available on DVD.

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