BBC Worldwide will launch eight new formats at MipTV, including Let it Shine, Let’s Sing and Dance, In Your Ear and The Boss, plus brand new scripted and returning non-scripted shows.
An exclusive BBC Worldwide event in Cannes will see Take That frontman and songwriter Gary Barlow give a special performance to celebrate the international launch of Let It Shine. One of the top five UK entertainment launches of the last decade, this primetime shiny floor format puts talent centre stage, as superstar judges search for the country’s next big pop band.
Let It Shine screens in Australia on UKTV.
Other new BBC Worldwide entertainment formats for Cannes include the all-singing, all-dancing Let’s Sing & Dance, in which local celebrities don their dancing shoes and grab the mic. Tribal Bootcamp sends two comedians into the world’s strongest, fittest and toughest tribes. New daytime quiz show The Boss combines tactics, strategy and scheming with laugh-out-loud moments.
Returning non-scripted formats include !mpossible, You’re Back in the Room, Stupid Man Smart Phone, Ultimate Hell Week, Fishing Impossible, and global hits Dancing with the Stars and The Great Bake Off.
Scripted formats include Uncle, a series which follows the comic misadventures of an out-of-work musician as he forges an unlikely alliance with his nerdy nephew and the drama Doctor Foster, which returns for a second series in the UK later this year.
Recent format sales for BBC Worldwide include The History Channel New Zealand securing a second series of Coast New Zealand.
BBC Worldwide also licensed Stargazing Live to ABC in Australia. The three-part series, led by Professor Brian Cox (pictured lower), will air as live broadcasts on 4th, 5th, 6th April.