DANCER Keon Hill has set his sights firmly on stardom.

And the 19-year-old can be seen performing his routine in a Pop Idol-style show for dancers on cable TV on Monday.

Keon, a former pupil at Colne Valley High School, Linthwaite, auditioned three times for Bump and Grind, which will screened on the children's channel Trouble TV at 5pm.

He and a friend, Alix Gilman, 17, of Salendine Nook, went to auditions in Manchester, Birmingham and Leicester. Each time they faced competition from hundreds of hopefuls.

And while they did not make it through to the national finals, they did last until the final 50 at the Equinox nightclub in Leicester Square, London.

"It just made me want to pursue it even more," said Keon, who lives with his parents in Meltham Road, Lockwood.

The feedback from the judges spurred him on, rather than knocking his confidence.

"They said I needed to develop my style a bit more, but that I had great potential," he said.

Keon has never had any formal dance lessons and just practises at home.

He describes his style as `street' or `urban' similar to that of Justin Timberlake or any current boyband.

He was inspired by Michael Jackson. "I supported him all the way," he said.

Keon left school at 16 to do a performing arts course at Huddersfield Technical College.

He has also done a media studies course at the Kirklees Media Centre in Northumberland Street, Huddersfield.

Keon failed to complete his course at the Technical College and intends to return for his final year.

His ambition is to become a children's TV presenter - along with Alix.

"We want to be the next Ant and Dec," he said.