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Strictly star Tess Daly to front new CBBC comedy drama


Tess Daly is to swap the Strictly dance floor for TV talent competition The Spotlight in a new CBBC comedy drama.

Daly plays the host of the talent competition which sees boy band, The Wonderland, fiercely compete against girl band, Girls Here First, with the fortunes of The Wonderland then being followed as they try to make it big in the business.

The cast also includes former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, I’m A Celebrity stars Emily Atack and Fleur East and Michelle Gayle (EastEnders).

It charts their comedic ups and downs as they try to grow their fan base and find the best songs to record. As the boys try to make it in the music business, they also have to juggle home life, school and relationships alongside their dreams of pop stardom.

Wyatt said that playing the role had brought back many memories.

She said: “It was almost therapeutic because it was probably some of the roughest of times which I found coming up within Almost Never. It was nice to shine a light on that by playing a role which is much more fierce and sassy than I am as a person.”

Almost Never is due to broadcast on CBBC in the new year. The series is produced by Saltbeef TV’s Jeremy Salsby creator of Sorry I’ve Got No Head and Friday Download.

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