Lulu joins Gary Barlow on new BBC One talent show Let It Shine

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Lulu has been confirmed as the second guest judge for BBC One’s brand new entertainment show Let It Shine

Singer, television personality and actress Lulu, OBE is to join Gary Barlow, Martin Kemp and Dannii Minogue as guest judge for the second stage of Let It Shine, the brand new BBC One Saturday night entertainment show which is set to launch in the new year.

Let It Shine is following the hunt for singers to star in a new musical based on the music of Take That.

Lulu said this weekend: “I have always loved working and sharing in the success story that is Take That. So the chance to bring my experience and knowledge of west end musicals, to help cast for a new show, feels a privilege and I am thrilled to do it."

Lulu will join the three permanent judges for the second stage of the competition which will see the boys perform in groups for the very first time in an all-singing and all-dancing extravaganza.

Lulu, who famously collaborated with Gary on Take That hit Relight My Fire, will give her expert opinion as she helps the judges whittle down the groups to five final bands who will go forward to compete in the live shows. The overall winners will join the cast of a brand new touring musical which will feature the music of Take That.

Musical theatre star Amber Riley will appear as a judge during the first round of the competition, which filmed in September this year.

Announcements regarding the judging panel for the live shows will be made in due course.

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

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