Channel Five has recruited some West End theatre big hitters for their new show Don’t Stop Believing, coming soon to Five.
Tamsin Outhwaite, currently starring in Sweet Charity at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, will be a judge on the show. She will be joined by Duncan James, former member of boyband Blue and recent star of Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre in London. Other judges are pop star Anastacia and High School Musical choreographer Chucky Klapow.
Billed as X Factor meets Glee, the major, new live entertainment show will be fronted by Spice Girl Emma Bunton and aims to discover Britain’s greatest musical performance group.
The producers have been scouring the UK for existing and first time musical groups created by friends, colleagues, school mates or families, tapping in to the current interest in Glee.
The show is Emma Bunton’s first major presenting job following her judging duties on ITV’s Dancing on Ice.
Emma, 34, said: “Like millions of others I’m currently obsessed with musical performance groups so I am beyond excited. It’ll be an unmissable, all-singing, all-dancing spectacle.”
Alongside the main competition, the public will also be invited to join a specially created Don’t Stop Believing super group which will represent the UK on the thriving international Glee Club circuit in the USA. These auditions will be held whilst the series on air, with new members swelling the ranks every week.
The show is produced by Shine TV and GroupM Entertainment.