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Pitch Battle! Watch a first look at BBC One's new singing show

The BBC has revealed a first look at its new singing talent show, Pitch Battle.

Telly's latest musical contest will see rival vocal groups go head-to-head in a series of challenges, including 'riff-offs' and an a capella round.

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Gareth Malone and Kelis have been confirmed as full-time judges on BBC One's Pitch Battle while Joe Jonas and Chaka Khan are among names that will appear as guest panellists.

Seal, Will Young and rising star Bebe Rexha will also take part on the panel throughout the show.

Bake Off's Mel Giedroyc will present the show.

She commented: "I am soooo excited to be presenting this new show and PB will definitely be bringing some cracking music into people’s living rooms every Saturday!

"Not only are we going to be joined by some brilliant groups and megastar judges each week but to top it all off my old mucker the original twisted choir starter Gareth Malone will be there too. What a combo!"

"I'm thrilled and excited to be part of this fantastic new show," added Gareth. "There's a wealth of singing talent in this country and I'm delighted to bring that to BBC One.

"To me this is about finding extraordinary groups who have the skill and personality to light up our screens."

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Kelis said: "It’s kind of nice when things come full circle. I started singing in the choir as a child so it’s always been something special to me. Now here I am 20 years later as a judge on Pitch Battle."

Pitch Battle is expected to air on Saturday nights later this summer, although an exact start date has not yet been confirmed.

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