Perri Kiely

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Perri Kiely
BornPerri Luc Kiely
(1995-12-15) December 15, 1995 (age 22)
Essex, United Kingdom
OccupationDancer, presenter
Years active2007–present
Current groupDiversity
DancesStreet dance
Websitewww.diversityofficial.com

Perri Luc Kiely (born 15 December 1995)[1] is a British street dancer, best known as a current member of the dance troupe Diversity, who won the third series of Britain's Got Talent in 2009.

In 2014, Perri won the second series of Splash!. In 2017 Perri was featured in season 2 of E4's Celebs Go Dating.

In 2018, Perri was awarded "Star Baker" on The Great Stand Up to Cancer Bake Off

Career[edit]

2007—present: Diversity[edit]

Perri is currently a member of the dance troupe Diversity, which was formed in 2007 and won the third series of Britain's Got Talent.

In July and August 2011 Perri and fellow Diversity members Mitchell Craske and Ashton Russell, along with fellow Dancework studio dancer Nathan Ramsey, took part in the Born to Shine roadshow. At each show two of the four would perform and take part in a dance masterclass for children.[2][3]

Perri and fellow Diversity member Jordan Banjo took on the role of the backstage presenters for the fourth series of Got to Dance in the Spring of 2013.[4]

In Summer 2013 Perri and Jordan hosted their own television show called Jordan and Perri's Ultimate Block Party, which saw them transform a club (Swim Team, Youth Club etc.) into a dance troupe.[5]

It was announced on 17 February 2014 that Diversity Members Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely would be the UK hosts for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2014[6][7] And were also hosts for 2016 Kids Choice Awards (Kca)

In March 2014 Perri and fellow Diversity member Mitchell Craske took part in the ITV - Where The Entertainers Live advert campaign.[8]

Jordan and Perri were again announced as UK hosts for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for 2015[9] and 2016[10][11] He took part in the second series of E4 dating show Celebs Go Dating.

2014: Splash![edit]

On 20 December 2013, Perri announced via Twitter that he was to participate in the second series of Splash!, which began airing on 4 January 2014. He then went on to win the show, beating Richard Whitehead in the final.[12]

Stage Air Date Dive Board Judges' Scores Result
Andy Banks Jo Brand Leon Taylor Total
Heat 1 4 January 2014 Falling back somersault 10 metre 8.5 9.0 7.5 25.0 Saved by the public
Semi-final 1 February 2014 Inward 1 ​12 somersault with tuck 7.5 metre 9.5 9.0 9.0 27.5 Saved by the public
1 ​12 somersault with twist 7.5 metre 7.5 8.5 8.0 24.0
Final 15 February 2014 double somersault with tuck 3 metre springboard 10.0 10.0 10.0 30.0 Won
one-and-a-half somersault 10 metre 9.0 9.5 9.0 27.5

Note* Each judge's scores are out of a possible 10 points (30 in total)

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2009 Britain's Got Talent Winner, as part of Diversity
2010 StreetDance 3D Member of Aaron′s Crew
2012–2014 Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew Mentor
2013 Got to Dance Backstage Co-presenter
Got to Dance: Auditions Uncut Voice-over
Jordan and Perri's Ultimate Block Party Co-presenter
2014 Splash![12] Contestant, winner
Ashley Banjo's Big Town Dance Himself
Get Your Skills On Himself
Hacker Time Himself
Stars at Your Service Himself
Jordan and Perri′s Xmas Slime Himself[13]
Release The Hounds: Jingle Hell Himself, team won £12,000 to split between NSPCC and Beatbullying[14]
2014–present Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK Co-host
2015 Diversity Live Himself
You're Back in the Room Guest
2017 Diversity Presents Steal the Show Himself
2018 The Great Stand Up to Cancer Bake Off Himself, winner

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Perri Kiely | Members | Diversity". Diversityofficial.com. Retrieved 2014-07-29.
  2. ^ "Born to Shine Roadshow Bristol". Archived from the original on 1 January 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Born to Shine Roadshow Buckinghamshire". Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Got to Dance". Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Jordan Perri Ultimate block party". Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  6. ^ "It's official! The fab @Jordan_Banjo & @realperrikiely are the UK hosts for the Kids' Choice Awards this March!". Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Kids Choice Awards". Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  8. ^ "ITV - Where The Entertainers Live". Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Road to the Kids' Choice Awards 2015". Nichelodeon. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Diversity stars return to Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards as hosts". PressParty. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  11. ^ "nickelodeonukHave you heard the news? @jordbanjo and @realperrikiely have something REALLY exciting to tell you...! #KCA". Instagram. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  12. ^ a b Twitter / realperrikiely: That's right people this year
  13. ^ "Jordan and Perri's Xmas Slime". nickelodeon. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  14. ^ "Release The Hounds". facebook. Retrieved 24 November 2014.

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