Flirty Dancing: We put a spring in the step of dating shows

21 December 2018

Flirty Dancing: We put a spring in the step of dating shows

Flirty Dancing will be airing on Channel 4 on 10th January at 10pm, and with that being close, Executive Producer, Deborah Sargeant, and Series Producer, Ami Jackson, had the pleasure of giving an insight to trade magazine Broadcast of how Flirty Dancing came to be five magical episodes.

“Ten times this summer, I didn’t breathe for the entire duration of a specially chosen music track. I held my breath, put my hands over my mouth to stop myself squealing and watched with eyes wide open as two strangers walked up to each other, held hands – and danced”- Deborah

As well as telling readers about moments that stole her breath, Deborah also illuminates the development process and how the format came to be, whilst Ami also informs readers of her technical choices- including the camera set up:

“Missing the contributors’ first reactions to seeing each other would be a disaster, so we had to cover all bases without killing the reality by being too close to the action… For each dance we set multiple cameras covering all angles to capture emotion throughout and reactions afterwards” You can read the full article on Broadcast here

Flirty Dancing: We put a spring in the step of dating shows

Ami Jackson needing a boost to match Ashley's eyeline