Okay, so I don’t know you if you guys watch “So You Think You Can Dance,” but if you like stories of human triumph, and also hot people, you will love this show. You will also love it for British judge and all around awesome dude Nigel Lythgoe, for whom I have the hots. Why do I love Nigel? Well, he’s a mega-zillionaire producer who worked on “American Idol” and “Pop Idol,” but rather than retiring to a boat off the coast of the Maldives or something, Lythgoe created “So You Think You Can Dance.” Because he loves dance!
And he actually knows what he’s talking about.
Lythgoe is a trained dancer who studied tap, ballet, jazz, ballroom, character, classical Greek and National dance. He performed in the Corps de Ballet and worked as a choreographer for TV and movies.
So yes, he’s a classically trained dancer man.
But also? He just seems like a really good guy, and the opposite of the typical mean British judge archetype we’re all so used to seeing. On last night’s show, he was really sweet to this autistic guy named Sam who just really wanted to dance. Watch the video to see what I mean.