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TALK OF THE TOWN: Cheryl and Simon’s mission is to lead The Voice a merry dance

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 12/08/2018 Dianne Apen-Sadler

Thousands of wannabes will queue up to audition in TV talent shows this autumn but there are only going to be two contestants – The Voice and Simon Cowell’s new dance show. © getty Thousands of wannabes will queue up to audition in TV talent shows this autumn but there are only going to be two contestants – The Voice and Simon Cowell’s new dance show. Thousands of wannabes will queue up to audition in TV talent shows this autumn but there are only going to be two contestants – The Voice and Simon Cowell’s new dance show.

The launch of The Greatest Dancer, Simon’s BBC offering, has been delayed until early next year in order to go head-to-head with its ITV rival.

And with the help of his old chum and ‘secret weapon’ Cheryl, Cowell is determined to wipe the floor with ITV in the biggest ratings battle since The Voice faced off against Britain’s Got Talent in 2012.

a man wearing a white shirt: The launch of The Greatest Dancer, Simon Cowell’s BBC offering, has been delayed until early next year in order to go head-to-head with its ITV rival. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The launch of The Greatest Dancer, Simon Cowell’s BBC offering, has been delayed until early next year in order to go head-to-head with its ITV rival. His show will be the Beeb’s prime time Saturday night offering after being scheduled to launch in January. A spy tells me: ‘This is one of the biggest challenges of Simon’s career – and he loves a challenge.

‘He and his team think they might have just come across a gem with The Greatest Dancer. It’s fresh and he is over the moon to have Cheryl on board. She could very well be his secret weapon.’

a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: With the help of his old chum and ‘secret weapon’ Cheryl, Cowell is determined to wipe the floor with ITV in the biggest ratings battle since The Voice faced off against Britain’s Got Talent in 2012 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited With the help of his old chum and ‘secret weapon’ Cheryl, Cowell is determined to wipe the floor with ITV in the biggest ratings battle since The Voice faced off against Britain’s Got Talent in 2012 Last time Simon, 58, went up against The Voice, whose judges this year included Olly Murs and Sir Tom Jones, he beat the show hands-down. In 2012 Britain’s Got Talent attracted 9.3 million viewers compared to his rival’s 8.4 million. I can’t wait for a rematch…

Never write off Georgia Toffolo as a ditzy blonde. While the I’m A Celebrity winner is busy carving out a lucrative TV career, she is also working on a back-up plan to keep the money flooding in – flogging her old clothes on second-hand site ebloggers.

While Toff is busy carving out a lucrative TV career, she is also working on a back-up plan to keep the money flooding in – flogging her old clothes on second-hand site ebloggers © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited While Toff is busy carving out a lucrative TV career, she is also working on a back-up plan to keep the money flooding in – flogging her old clothes on second-hand site ebloggers Sloane Ranger Toff’s sale includes more than 300 items, with everything from a £2,000 fur and leather coat to used lingerie and a pair of bikini bottoms for £4. 

Toff, 23, has decided against returning to E4 reality show Made In Chelsea, but she probably doesn’t need to with her new sideline.

Related: Simon Cowell's son gets private members' club pass (Bang Showbiz)

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