Little Big Shots: Meet tonight's incredibly talented kids

Little Big Shots 2018 air date, contestants and prize

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Little Big Shots returns to ITV for a second series tonight.

Award winning actress and comedienne Dawn French is once again the host of the show, which is based on the original US show.

Little Big Shots series 2 will start this evening, Sunday, April 22 at 7PM.

With no prizes at stake, no winners or losers, judges or competition, Little Big Shots is simply a showcase for 4 to 13 year olds to take to the stage and show that you don’t have to be a grown-up to be a star performer.

Series 1 saw talents that ranged from classical music masters and a miniature chef to an ace ventriloquist and a marvelous magician… and of course, Britain’s youngest shepherd… and his sheep!

There were tiny dancers, pop sensations, an audacious scooter stunt kid and a spelling bee specialist who were all only just out of nursery.

For the new series, which will run for six episodes, the producers are looking forward to spreading the net even further to find amazing, talented children bursting with enthusiasm and eager to demonstrate a multitude of skills.

In the first show of the series, viewers will meet Marshall, age four, from Slough, who is a mini-guardsman and was a viral hit online when he came face-to-face with a real royal guardsman.

Aleksei and Kamilla, both aged eight, from Russia, showcase their incredible, high flying aerial acrobatic act. The awe-inspiring and talented pair will have viewers on the edge of their seats with their fantastic tricks. Also on the programme is trio Haydn, Tilly and Harvey, aged 12, who are an incredibly talented tap dancing act otherwise known as Tap Attack.

There is also Will, aged 11, who appears on the show with his dog Aston for an impressive dog agility act… until Dawn tries her hand at it. The TNT boys, also known as Francis, Mackie and Kiefer, age 11, 11 and 12 from the Philippines, impress Dawn with their heavenly voices during their performance at the end of the show.

And last but not least is seven year old Geneva from London, an astounding drummer who is incredibly talented and doesn’t miss a beat during her energetic and joyful performance.

Dawn said: “I absolutely loved filming the first series and cannot wait to get started on the second. It’s the show where I get to hang out with incredibly talented children from all over the world, making new friends on the sofa each week.

"I will never forget Balang from the Philippines, who had me in fits of giggles while teaching me a move or two, or Thomas who sang David Bowie’s Space Oddity so beautifully! In our crazy upside down world, it is great to make a show that is just so positive.”

Peter Davey, Head of Entertainment, ITV added: “This is such a great format and Dawn is the perfect host. I’m looking forward to seeing what extraordinary talents will be unveiled on the next instalment.”

Wall To Wall’s Chief Executive, Leanne Klein, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Little Big Shots is returning to ITV for a second series. With the fantastically funny Dawn French at the helm, the audience have really taken the show to their hearts.”

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