Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc search for stage ‘Take That’
BBC One is to air another Saturday night entertainment show which aims to find stage talent for a new musical. Let It Shine is to be produced in conjunction with Gary Barlow and presented by Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc.
“Back in 1989 we were just a group of normal guys from Manchester who came together to become Take That. The secret to our success was that each of us brought something different to the group and that the five of us had real chemistry. Now with Let It Shine we’re looking for people from all walks of life to form another unique group who can recreate that magic. If you think you’ve got what it takes, we want to see it!” – Gary Barlow
The prime time series will be seeking out talent to create a band who will join the cast of a brand new stage show featuring the music of Take That, created in association with Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald.
Over eight weeks of competition, BBC One and Gary Barlow will be looking for talented individuals to form a new group that exudes the charisma, showmanship and stage presence that the hit group has become so famous for.
Gary will be joined by three mentors each week on Let It Shine to find the very best talent the country has to offer. The winning group will perform the hits of the band in a nationwide musical stage show called The Band.
The format will place the spectacle of the group’s live concert experience at its heart and feature all-singing and all-dancing performances, unearthing performers from every corner of the United Kingdom. Previous series on BBC One have seen talent searches for Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz, Oliver! and The Sound Of Music – all in association with Andrew Lloyd Webber.
“BBC One’s new Saturday night show will bring families together to celebrate Britain’s love of musical theatre, combining singing, performance and dance in a hotly contested search to find a new group. Masterminded by Gary Barlow, our hosts will guide viewers through eight weeks of unmissable competition all to win a dream place in a new stage show.” – Charlotte Moore, BBC Controller of TV Channels and iPlayer