The Big Audition: New ITV show will reveal the ‘real world’ of auditions


Away from talent shows like The X Factor or The Voice UK, a new ITV show will reveal the ‘true reality’ of auditions.

The Big Audition will follow the highs and lows of the ‘everyday’ audition process.

The new series begins Friday, October 5 at 9PM and will run for six episodes.

From the makers of Channel 4’s First Dates, the programme will use fixed rig cameras to film as both first timers and professionals try out for their dream roles.

Whether it be modelling gigs, acting jobs and the next leading role on the West End, cameras will follow the ‘real world’ process.

There will be professionals and first timers competing for roles in everything from films, TV shows, and adverts to photoshoots and stage shows.

The show will also follow the hopefuls, hearing their backstories as they attempt to land the job of their dreams.

Clair Breen, executive producer for programme makers Twenty Twenty, said: “We’re used to seeing huge shiny floor talent competitions but rarely do we get to see what happens in the everyday audition process, away from the TV studios and the glamour.

“From the serious to the ridiculous, auditions bring out the best, worst and most competitive in people, and our fixed rig cameras were there to capture it.”

Siobhan Greene, ITV’s head of entertainment, said: “I have always loved auditions, but the chance to peel back the layers even further, and to do it in a fixed rig way, felt back to basics and I loved it from the moment I heard the pitch.

“I hope the audience at home will also lap up getting to see something they’ve only seen done on the big entertainment juggernauts, now done like this.”