Ne-Yo joins Jennifer Lopez to judge new dance show

30th Nov 16 | Entertainment News

Ne-Yo and dancer/actor Derek Hough will join Jennifer Lopez for her new reality competition show.

The trio will serve as judges on World of Dance.

The show will pit solo dancers and duos against crews from the worlds of hip-hop, ballet, ballroom, and even krumping with a grand prize of $1 million (GBP800,000) up for grabs.

"Jennifer, Derek and Ne-Yo are three of the most accomplished dancers of their generation, and their incredible insight from the judges' table will be both inspiring and wholly constructive to the world-class level of dancers who are competing on the show," Universal Television alternative studio president Meredith Ahr said in a statement. "We feel so very honoured that the three of them are giving back to the dance community in this way."

World of Dance will hit TV screens in America in 2017. Lopez, who was previously a judge on talent show American Idol, will also serve as an executive producer of the new dance series.

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