Some of the world’s best tribute acts will be heading to Salford for a new BBC One entertainment show.

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The 60 minute special will be recorded at Dock10 later this year in front of a studio audience.

Produced by Maisie Maguire, the executive producers are Andrew Cartmell and Kieron Collins – managing editor of BBC Studios Entertainment North.

“In the last ten years, tribute artists have exploded in popularity across the UK and around the world. Their talent and professionalism is breath-taking and now BBC One is delighted to be sharing and celebrating these show-stopping performances,” said Rachel Ashdown, BBC Entertainment commissioning editor.

Better Than The Real Thing will see solo performances as well as “never-before-seen collaborations.”