Strictly Come Dancing professionals Neil Jones and Katya Jones auditioned for the hit ITV competitors in 2014 as a part of a dance troupe referred to as Kings and Queens, that additionally featured fellow Strictly star Kai WiddringtonVideo LoadingVideo UnavailableThe video will auto-play soon8CancelPlay nowStrictly stars seem on traditional Britain’s Bought Expertise episodeStrictly Come Dancing stars Neil Jones and Katya Jones ‘ audition for Britain’s Bought Expertise has been unearthed after practically a decade. The skilled dancers are virtually unrecognisable as they carried out for judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams on the ITV expertise present in 2014. Neil and Katya, in addition to Strictly newcomer Kai Widdrington, have been a part of the Latin dance troupe Kings and Queens that auditioned seven years in the past, and within the unearthed footage, Neil speaks on behalf of the dancers as he’s quizzed by the judges. The 39-year-old dancer identified his then-wife Katya to Simon, and mentioned: “We’re married”, because the dance troupe was praised by Simon, Amanda, Alesha and David. Within the video trailer to accompany their audition on the present, the troupe joked that they have been “one massive household”, and mentioned they’d been “sleeping at Neil’s home” whereas rehearsing for the ITV present, hosted by Ant and Dec.
Neil, Katya and Kai auditioned for Britain’s Bought Expertise in 2014
They staged “all-nighters” in an effort to good the routine, however their onerous work paid off because the judges have been blown away by their spectacular efficiency. Music mogul and head choose Simon Cowell referred to as them “unbelievable”, whereas funnyman David mentioned their fashionable tackle a conventional Latin dance was “creative”, and added: “All of you’re stars.” Alesha, who gained Strictly Come Dancing in 2007, mentioned she would “eat my arm” if the dance troupe didn’t make it to the finals.
Kings and Queens obtained by means of to the semi-finals
Kings and Queens managed to get to the semi-final however have been voted out, with boy band Collabro finally successful the ITV competitors. Neil and Katya ended up becoming a member of Strictly Come Dancing as professionals simply two years later, with Kai becoming a member of the hit BBC One present this 12 months. The 26-year-old was additionally a earlier contestant on Britain’s Bought Expertise again in 2012, and he even made it to the ultimate with dance associate Natalia Jeved.
Kai Widdrington auditioned two years earlier with Natalia Jeved
The couple obtained by means of to the stay last in 2012
Kai was simply 16 on the time, however the duo wowed the judges with their Latin dance routines, with comic and creator David calling their efficiency “completely mesmerising”. “I’ve obtained an actual feeling about you that you just’re going to make one thing of your lives by means of actual onerous work and focus,” Simon mentioned. Kai and Natalia obtained by means of the stay last, however misplaced out on successful Britain’s Bought Expertise to canine dancing act Ashleigh and Pudsey. Neil was voted off this 12 months’s Strictly after he and superstar associate Nina Wadia ended up within the dreaded dance off, whereas Katya is teamed with Olympic gold medallist Adam Peaty, and Kai is wowing the judges and viewers with TV presenter AJ Odudu.
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