Major TV bosses are said to be battling it out for the rights to a new dancing reality series, featuring the World Gypsy Dance Championships - the first and only worldwide competition for those from the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller community to dance and compete in.

Hosted in London later this year, organisers are already searching the world for talent to feature, and running the contest is Irish Romany Gypsy Róisín Mullins - former Irish Dance World Medallist and Michael Flatley Lord of the Dance former dancer.

Róisín Mullins

Judging thousands of acts in the past including performing horses in TV talent shows such as Travellers Got Talent, she'll now be encouraging the nation to get their dancing shoes on, hitting auditions at Traveller fairs, sites and events throguhout UK locations.

Róisín said: "The World Gypsy Dance Championships is a fantastic opportunity for dancers to take centre stage. We have already seen singers from the community make it on TV talent shows, but for me, the dancers represent our culture best".

Joining her will be her Gypsy partner, Irish dance show producer Jack Jacobs, who's keen to show a more positive side to the community and says: "The contest is a real first for the Gypsy and Traveller community. There are some incredibly talented dancers out there, and traditional dance styles that we, in the UK, have never seen before. So the chance to pull Gypsy dancers together from all over the world to compete against one another will be an amazing site".

More celebrities are to be announced for the judging panel in the coming weeks, and those interested in taking part can go to

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