Gary Barlow and Martin Kemp row on new talent show Let It Shine

Let It Shine (working title) - Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow and Martin Kemp are said to have clashed on set of new BBC talent show Let It Shine.

The upcoming programme is currently filming ahead of airing next year on BBC One, replacing The Voice UK on Saturday nights.

Similar to Andrew Lloyd Webber's former BBC musical shows, the series will follow the search for cast members to appear in a new stage production based on the music of Take That.

Alongside Gary and Martin on the series are former X Factor judge Dannii Minogue as well as Glee star Amber Riley.

And it sounds as though things got VERY tense between the judges when it came to the decisions at the audition rounds.

"Me and Gary do argue, we shout at each other and we row – we all stand up for our points of view," revealed Martin this week. “Gary is a tough judge and he has the right to be, it’s his show that we are finding these kids for."

The Spandau Ballet star told The Sun newspaper: "Gary’s got so much – all of his life invested in it – because it’s about Take That.

“Gary’s life is invested in this so he is a lot tougher than the rest of us.”

Martin admitted that Gary was "very honest" with the contestants on the show and didn't hold back with his opinions.

“I am more someone who’d like to give them another viewing – a second chance if they didn’t shine in the first audition," the ex-EastEnders actor added.

Let It Shine will air on BBC One on Saturday nights in the New Year.

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