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Pitch Battle! All about BBC One's brand new singing talent show

Pitch Battle start date, judges and more about BBC One's new show

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Pitch Battle is coming to BBC One but when does it start and what's it all about?

The start date for Pitch Battle on BBC One will be Saturday, June 17 at 7:30PM with a 90 minute bumper episode.

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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.

Gareth Malone and Kelis have been confirmed as full-time judges on BBC One's Pitch Battle but they won't be alone.

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The pair will be joined by various guest judges throughout the series, with Joe Jonas and Chaka Khan 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.

Meanwhile, 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!

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"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.

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"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."

Also joining the show is Pitch Perfect’s Music Director and Arranger Deke Sharon, who will ensure that Pitch Battle brings a unique blend of sass, swagger and a pinch of mischief to summer Saturdays on BBC One.

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