McCall to host reality dance show

Davina McCall has been snapped up to host an X Factor style talent show, called Just Dance. The Sky1 series will debut in January 2010.

Best-known for fronting Channel 4's recently axed Big Brother, McCall has made a name for herself presenting reality series such as Streetmate and Popstars: The Rivals, the latter which created successful girl band Girls Aloud.

Just Dance will follow a similar format to these shows, in that it will attempt to turn everyday people into stars. Auditions are held across the UK this October where dancers will attempt to impress judges (yet to be named) through what producers describe as flash-mob routines, though it is unclear whether they know what a flash-mob actually is.

She will be joined on Sky's new line-up by Waterloo Road actress Angela Griffin, who is set to front a new chat show this November, entitled Angela and Friends. The daytime series will see Griffin and three co-presenters discuss showbiz stories, lifestyle trends with special celebrity guests.

The newly commissioned shows form part of Sky1's new autumn line-up, which aims to make viewers "take Sky1 more seriously," apparently. Do you think they’ll succeed?