Martin Kemp and Dannii Minogue sign up to Take That talent show

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by Stephen Chapman

Martin Kemp, Dannii Minogue and Amber Riley will be heading to MediaCityUK for BBC One’s new flagship show, Let It Shine.

They will join Gary Barlow as judges on the series, which will try to assemble a band to join the cast of a Take That stage show.

Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc have already been announced as hosts.

“Dannii, Martin and Amber all bring so much to this panel with the breadth of experience in music, acting, stage and TV. I can’t wait to get started - it’s going to be epic!” stated Barlow.

The series is commissioned by Charlotte Moore, BBC director of content and BBC entertainment commissioning. It is being made by BBC Studios Entertainment Production.

“Who better than Gary, Martin, Dannii and Amber with their wealth of experience as performers to be our judging panel on Let It Shine,” stated Kate Phillips, controller entertainment commissioning.

It means that Saturday nights on two of the UK’s main channels will be anchored in Salford, with both Let It Shine and ITV’s The Voice, both being filmed at dock10.

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