Britain's Got Talent judge and former Strictly Come Dancing champion Alesha Dixon is returning to the BBC for Simon Cowell's new talent show, The Greatest Dancer.

Dixon will co-present the show with Diversity star and former Britain's Got Talent champion Jordan Banjo. 

Jordan Banjo - "Coming from a talent show myself with Diversity has shown me how much a show like this can change your life"

It will be Dixon's first Saturday night show on the BBC since leaving her role as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing to join Britain's Got Talent.

She said she was "so excited about the prospect of finding amazing new dance talent". 

Alesha Dixon won Strictly Come Dancing with professional partner Matthew Cutler in 2007

"Coming from a talent show myself with Diversity has shown me how much a show like this can change your life," added Banjo. "So to be on the other side hosting is going to be an awesome experience."

The Greatest Dancer marks the first co-production between Cowell's company Syco Entertainment and the BBC. 

Simon Cowell - First venture with the BBC

From ballet to jazz, hip hop to Bollywood, the show is open to anyone," said the BBC. "Expect dramatic auditions, incredible challenges and remarkable live performances as dancers swing, swirl and sashay onto the stage each week in the hope of being named The Greatest Dancer."

More details will be announced on The Greatest Dancer shortly. Application forms are available from: dancer@thames.tv. The closing date for applications is Tuesday July 31.