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Little Mix: The Search episodes and how the new show works

Little Mix: The Search air date, number of episodes and how to watch online

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Little Mix The Search is currently airing on BBC One - here's all you need to know.

Originally announced in 2019, the show welcomes singers to become members of the next big band mentored by Little Mix's Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

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The singers who make it into new bands will live together and gain access to Little Mix’s inner circle who have contributed to their phenomenal success, including vocal coaches, song writers and producers.

The prize for the band ultimately be crowned the winner in the final live shows will be to join Little Mix on their next tour in 2021.

Watch Little Mix The Search on TV or online

Little Mix: The Search currently airs Saturday nights on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

The final two episodes will air on Friday, 6 November at 7PM and Saturday, 7 November at 6PM.

The series will run for nine episodes.

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You can watch on TV or online via BBC iPlayer here.

How Little Mix The Search works

The show is after six groups: a Boy Band, a Girl Dance Group, a Girl Vocal Group, a Mixed Group, a Vocal & Instrument Group and a Rap R&B Group.

After online applications, a select number of contestants will audition for Little Mix in person.

First they'll enter the Last Look Room where they have one final chance to prepare before facing the girls. Contestants need to get at least three yeses from Little Mix to get through to The Band Room.

Those that make The Band Room will then be mentored by Little Mix as they determine who will progress through to the final audition stage, the Concert Audition.

In the Concert Audition, the remaining contestants will sing for a live audience before Little Mix decide the final line up of each band.

The final bands will go forward to the live shows later in the series.

Little Mix The Search episodes

Episode 1 - Boy Band - Saturday, September 26 at 7PM
In the first episode, the members of Little Mix become mentors as they put together a boy band. Only the most impressive will make it through to the final line-up to battle it out for the prize in the performance shows.

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Episode 2 - Mixed Group - Sunday, September 27 at 6:45PM
In episode 2, the search is on for a mixed group of boys and girls. The talented singers are auditioned individually and tested alongside their competitors before the final line-up is decided.

Episode 3 - Girl Vocal Group - Saturday, October 3 at 7PM
In Episode 3 it’s all about an all-girl vocal harmony group. Who will impress Little Mix enough to make the final line-up?

Episode 4 - Vocal and Instrument Group - Sunday, October 4 at 6:45PM
This time, the search is on for a band who not only sing but also play instruments. Each musician is auditioned individually, put through their paces alongside other band hopefuls, and following a gig in front of a live crowd, band four is chosen.

Episode 5 - Girl Dance - Saturday, October 10 at 7PM
This week, the search is on for an all-girl dance group. The hopefuls audition individually and are tested alongside each other, with only the very best making the final line up and going through to the performance shows to battle it out for the prize.

Episode 6 - Rap R&B - Sunday, October 11 at 6:45PM
In the last of the audition shows, it’s all about rap and R&B. The hopefuls audition individually, are tested alongside each other, and the final band is chosen, completing the line-up for next week’s performance shows.

Episode 7 - Battle Of The Bands - Saturday, October 24 at 6:10PM
Little Mix's six bands make their debuts, competing to impress and performing head to head for the very first time. Only five can make it through to next week, and stay in the running for the prize.

Episode 8 - Semi-Final - Friday, November 6 at 7PM
The remaining five bands go head to head in tonight’s semi-final, hoping to secure that elusive support slot on Little Mix’s next tour. Only four can make it through to next week’s live final for a chance to win the career-launching prize.

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Episode 8 - The Final - Saturday, November 7 at 6PM
Little Mix created six completely different bands to follow in their footsteps and become the next global superstars - the winning band will join them on their next UK tour. In tonight’s final, Little Mix perform and the four finalists compete for your votes. Who will come out on top and win the prize of a lifetime?

Little Mix: The Search airs on BBC One.