January 2017

Let It Shine - The search begins at dock10

Let It Shine - The search begins at dock10

Starring judges Gary Barlow, Dannii Minogue, Martin Kemp and guest judge Amber Riley, and presenters Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc.

Over eight weeks of competition, starting at 7pm on Saturday 7 January on BBC One, Let It Shine will search for five talented boys to form a band and perform the songs of Take That, in a brand new show touring the UK from late 2017. The judges are looking for a band that exudes the charisma, showmanship and stage presence that Take That became so famous for.

Let It Shine will welcome guest judges in each of the three stages of the competition. Musical theatre star Amber Riley, joins the first audition stage (episodes one-four), superstar Lulu joins the second stage. Announcements about the live shows in February will be made in due course.

Let It Shine was filmed at dock10 studios and is a BBC Studios production, overseen by Guy Freeman, Editor of Formats and Special Events (Diamond Jubilee Concert, Children In Need Rocks, Adele At The BBC). The Executive Producer is Andrew Cartmell (Sport Relief: Clash Of The Titans, Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two). The Commissioning Editor for BBC Entertainment is Rachel Ashdown.