We finally have a date for Little Mix's new talent show, Little Mix: The Search! News of the show first came around early this year when it was reported that the group, who were put together by Simon Cowell on the X Factor in 2011, were creating the show in a bid to find fresh young talent, with the competition set to rival Simon's very own X Factor and Britain's Got Talent.
The show will see singers being put into groups which will be a variety of all-female, all-male and mixed bands. Contestants will be mentored by the Little Mix members and the winning group will join Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall on tour.
Here's everything we know so far...
When will Little Mix: The Search be on TV?
After delays due to coronavirus, we're finally going to get to see the show from Saturday 26th September on BBC One and BBC iPlayer and the series will run for seven episodes. So, could this be the new X Factor?
Back on July 20, Little Mix revealed the show was on its way after it was filmed in January.
"That's right, you heard it here first... @LMTheSearch will be all yours this autumn on @BBCOne@BBCiplayer #LittleMixTheSearch," they tweeted.
The official Twitter account added, "Let’s do this!" with the sparkles emoji.
Who will present Little Mix: The Search?
Little Mix announced on 11 March 2020 that they had found their The Search presenter in the shape of comedian Chris Ramsey. "Beyond excited to announce @iamchrisramsey as the host of @littlemixthesearch... South Shields takeover on @bbcone 😂," Jade wrote on Little Mix's Instagram.
Chris added, "So I can finally tell you all that I’m going to be the host of @littlemixthesearch on @bbcone! @littlemix"
How will Little Mix: The Search work?
The girls revealed that contestants can enter The Search in pairs or in groups of three or four, with members being added to and removed from groups throughout the series. Perrie called the show's format "pretty brutal".
Jade also explained how the Little Mix members will be mentoring contestants, saying, "We want to create incredible groups who really gel because we've been there and done that and we're still doing it now. I feel like we really know what it takes and we will be there to help them properly along the way."
Jesy, whose BBC Three documentary 'Odd One Out' won an NTA award earlier this year, said: "It's exciting as well because there's going to be so many different types of groups. We want boy groups, girl groups, mixed groups."
While Perrie added, "We can’t wait for everyone to finally see what we’ve been working on because it’s so good! This show is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time."
Are applications for Little Mix: The Search still open?
Sadly the BBC website states applications for hopefuls aged 16 and over closed on 10th January 2020, so in short, no they're not still open. Maybe next year, eh?
Can you get tickets for Little Mix: The Search?
Unfortunately tickets were only available when the series was shot back in January, so it's another one to keep an eye out for if the show gets renewed for a second season.
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