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Dance Boss




7.30pm, Mon­day/Tues­day

CHAN­NEL Seven ap­pears to be tak­ing an all-singing, all­danc­ing ap­proach to the back half of the year.

With the net­work pump­ing out ads for singing show All To­gether Now (with Ju­lia Zemiro) and dat­ing game Take Me Out (with Joel Creasey), it has also ded­i­cated prime time space on Mon­day and Tues­day nights to Dan­nii Mi nogue’s Dance Boss.

The se­ries came with its own hefty mar­ket­ing cam­paign, which served ini­tially to steer me well away from the con­cept of dance-lov­ing work­mates team­ing to­gether to per­form in the hope of win­ning a $100,000 prize.

Nev­er­the­less, a dearth of qual­ity view­ing in the times­lot saw it creep onto our screens last week, and I have to ad­mit, it was a bit of fun.

Make no mistake, this is the light­est bit of fluffy, sug­ary en­ter­tain­ment you could ever imag­ine – think the tele­vi­sion equiv­a­lent of fairy floss.

The puns and cheesy jokes fly thick and fast from Minogue, and judges Adam Gar­cia, Ti­mo­matic and un­recog­nis­able for­mer Home and Away star Sharni Vin­son as they watch groups of work­mates (The Print­ers, The Medicos, The Mac­cas Crew) per­form chore­ographed dance rou­tines.

But the over­all like­abil­ity of ev­ery­one in­volved – there is not a hint of nas­ti­ness in sight – makes a nice change from the snide com­ments we usu­ally see on tal­ent shows.

If noth­ing else, you can en­joy the up­beat mu­sic, and even stage a game to pick what song each group will choose to match their pro­fes­sion.

Not sure it’s wor­thy of two nights on the screen, but this show will make you smile if you let it, and there’s value in that.

FLUFFY, BUT IT’S FUN: Work­mates pool their dance skills in a bid to win $100,000 in Dance Boss.

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