Celebrity dance contest programme Dancing Brasil will be the first primetime version of the popular competition in the country.

According to BBC Worldwide, Celebrity Brasil will see 14 couples compete in a number of dance styles, and the top three dancers contend for a prize of $162,000 (£130,000).

It will air on the popular Rede Record network, and will be produced by its parent company in partnership with Endemol Shine Brazil and BBC Worldwide.

The show, which will be recorded at Record's Rio de Janeiro studio, will be hosted by Brazilian TV personality Xuxa Meneghel, and is set to air every Monday night beginning in April (17).

Local media in Brazil reports that gymnast Jade Barbosa and the actresses Juliana Silveira and Mayte Piragibe have been announced as the show's first participants.

"Dancing Brasil underscores our commitment to Brazil, while reflecting our strategy to bring the best BBC properties to the widest possible audiences in Latin America," said Anna Gordon, executive vice president and managing director, BBC Worldwide Latin America/U.S. Hispanic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"By partnering with Rede Record to produce and air the local version of one of BBC Worldwide's most successful titles, we are now able to take Dancing With The Stars to every corner of the country."

Dancing With the Stars, titled Strictly Come Dancing in the U.K., continues to be a popular TV format, with the concept sold to broadcasters in over 50 countries.