SHEFFIELD boxing superstar Ryan Rhodes is hoping for a double knock-out this weekend - from his two daughters, Lissie and Ellie.
They are out to prove they are dancing champions after their troupes qualified for the televised heats of Got to Dance, on Sky1 and Sky1 HD, on Sunday, January 15, at 6pm.
Davina McCall again hosts the TV dance talent show that will push contestants to their limits as they strive to win £250,000.
Ecclesfield sisters Ellie, aged 13, and Lissie, nine, both attend Rotherham’s Nikki Lynam School Of Performing Arts which has three dance acts in Sunday’s show.
Extreme, a street dance crew, features Ellie, while Lissie is in The Future. The school’s other troupe is Project X.
If any of them win, the plan is to spend the prize momey on a new air conditioning system for the dance school.
Judges short-listed around 4,000 acts down to 250, but must now whittle them down to a final 30, to compete across five live semi-final shows next month.
The public will then vote for the eight finalists who will fight for the coveted crown in front of a 6,000-strong audience at Kensington Olympia. It will be available to view on Sky 3D.
Ice, Rotherham’s former Britain’s Got Talent dance troupe semi finalists, also came from the same performing arts school in Doncaster Gate Road.
Father-of-two Ryan, who fights Sergey Rabchenko on a Hatton Promotions bill for the vacant European light-middleweight title at Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, on Saturday, March 24, said:”We’re so proud of our daughters and all the other dancers, who are putting the dance school and our region on the map.
“We want everyone to watch, to find out how they get on this Sunday night. If they get through to the semi-finals we will then be wanting people to vote.”
Davina said: “Last year’s show unearthed some of the most amazing and unique dancing talent in the country and now it’s back for a third series, to discover the country’s most talented dance floor divas, by scouring the nation for Britain’s best crews, troupes and solo dancers of all styles and ages.
“I am literally beside myself with excitement at the return of our third series.
“This year, the talent who have appeared in front of the judges have been of a world class level – from experimental hip hop, to pole dancing and Irish dancers.”