ITV's Little Big Shots could get a spin-off for old-age pensioners

Bosses considering bringing 'Forever Young' twist to the UK

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Childrens' talent show Little Big Shots hit our screens tonight - and soon there could be a spin-off for pensioners.

The new ITV entertainment format, presented by Dawn French, doesn't feature any judges, prizes or competitive element.

It simply showcases the impressive and unusual talents of 3 to 13-year-old kids from around the world.

Little Big Shots is a massive hit in the US, its home country, with ratings of up to 15million viewers.

It's so successful that bosses have already ordered a spin-off, 'Little Big Shots: Forever Young', which - as the name suggests - swaps youngsters for elderly participants.

And producers of the UK version already have tentative plans to bring the OAP twist across the pond.

Speaking on Broadcast.co.uk's Talking TV podcast, Andy Rowe, head of entertainment at production firm Wall to Wall, said: "I think the notion that you’ve then got pensioners doing the same is a really, really good thing.

"I think we’d be foolish not to, I’ve seen some bits and pieces of Forever Young and it looks great."

However, it seems the company isn't getting too ahead of itself, as Rowe added: "I want [Little Big Shots] to be a success first. I would love it to get a place in the nations hearts and for it to be a returning series.

"As a production team we all adored making it, and we are desperate to come back and do it again."

Little Big Shots arrived on ITV tonight as part of its '5 Nights of New' premiere week. It airs on Wednesdays at 8.00pm.

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