Alesha Dixon and Paddy McGuinness are set to host Your Face Sounds Familiar, a celebrity entertainment series with a comedy twist. Already picked up in 20 countries and set to air in the USA, the show will launch on ITV later in 2013.
This fun-filled new format will challenge celebrities to perform as different iconic music artists every week before a panel of judges including Julian Clary and Emma Bunton.
In a show that takes making a good impression quite literally, each of our regular cast of celebrities will be transformed into a different legendary singer, and perform an iconic song and dance routine from that artistâs catalogue every week.
But in a unique twist, the celebrities will have no control over who they will perform as on each show. Instead, theyâll have to face the Your Face Sounds Familiar âRandomiserâ at the end of each programme to decide who theyâll be becoming the following week. Whether itâs an older or a younger artist, or even a star of the opposite sex, the ultimate decision is down to the Randomiser, guaranteeing hilarious and dramatic results.
Performing in front of regular judges Emma and Julian and a special guest judge each week, the celebrities will have to impress as they sing and dance their way through to the finale.
Also, no-one gets evicted in this show. Instead, each contestant is awarded points which will be scored on a leader board. The one with the most points at the end of each show will receive a cash prize for a charity of their choice with a further grand prize pot for the series champion.
Alesha said: âThis show is going to be a lot of fun. I can’t wait to see their transformations and spectacular performances. I know that Paddy and I are going to have our work cut out keeping them all in line!”
Paddy said: âTo be given a live show on Saturday night TV is a massive honour. Hairbrushes at the ready, for a proper a good old Saturday night sing along. It’s an honour to be in the same company as Ant and Dec, Dermot O’Leary and lest we not forget, Russ Abbotâ?.