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Nigel Lythgoe expands talent show

Nigel Lythgoe expands talent show

Nigel Lythgoe has expanded his talent show 'Every Single Step'.

The 67-year-old star is searching for a choreographer who can become a "household" name on the digital show's second series, and has extended the episodes to 44 minutes to give himself more time to find the perfect candidate.

Nigel - who previously directed entertainment show 'Gladiators' - launched the show after being inspired by the success of choreographers such as Mia Michaels, who is known her work on his Emmy-award winning show 'So You Think You Can Dance', which he launched in 2005.

He told Billboard: "The choreographers became household names.

"I think that's the first time ever we saw choreographers becoming celebrities themselves."

The competition, which is currently in its second series on Verizon's go90 video service, sees 10 choreographers compete against each other each week in multiple themed challenges to bring out their individual creativity.

The winner will take home a $25,000 prize.

When asked what makes a good choreographer, Nigel said: "For me it is somebody who touches my emotions.

"It either makes you laugh, makes you cry, makes you happy to watch it, or makes you sad to watch it. You come away with an emotional experience, and it's the same thing for a dancer. If you can express yourself through your bodily movement, rather than verbally, it's a wonderful, wonderful way of communicating.

"You don't have to be a great dancer to be a great choreographer, but you have to know what the body can do."