SOUTHAMPTON dancer Lizzie Gough is through to the next round of the new BBC One series 'So You Think You Can Dance.'

She is now one of the remaining 12 contestants battling to be crowned Britain’s favourite dancer.

The 25-year-old is no stranger to the spotlight, she is a professional dancer who appeared in Take That’s recent Circus tour and has performed on countless TV shows, music videos and adverts.

Throughout all of her successes, Lizzie’s biggest supporters have been her dad Les and mum Janice, who live in Bursledon.

“We are very proud of what she has achieved,” said Les, a retired police officer.

“This is not about Lizzie trying to get five minutes of fame, it is about raising her profile in the dance industry. I think getting to this stage of the competition means she has probably already achieved that.”

A big hit in the USA, So You Think You Can Dance – presented by Cat Deeley – first hit British TV screens last week, when viewers watched the audition stages of the show.

Nigel Lythgoe and Arlene Phillips are on the judging panel as contestants are challenged each week to master different styles of dance.

Each week one boy and one girl will take their final bow and dance their way out of the contest.

Lizzie is obsessed with dancing and has devoted her life to it.

She started at the age of four, learning ballet, jazz and tap at the Fitzell-Roberts dance studio in Sholing.

She was a pupil at Hamble School and later trained at the Laine Theatre School in London.

Lizzie, who now lives in London, still trains every day and practises Bikram yoga to stay supple.