Reggie Yates To Host New Tourette’s Singing Show

The only way is up...Reggie

It’s been a good year for up and coming TV talent Reggie Yates.

Having bagged a job as co-host on BBC One’s talent search, The Voice, he is now set to front another reality singing show.

According to The Sun, the Radio 1 DJ will host Tourette’s Superstar – a show which will feature three Tourette’s Syndrome sufferers who are struggling to find fame.

The BBC Three documentary is a follow-up to last year’s highly successful I Swear I Can Sing which followed the story of 25-year-old Tourette’s sufferer Ruth Ojadi.

A source told TV Biz: “Most documentaries about Tourette’s just focus on the swearing but this one looks at the whole spectrum and reveals the people behind the syndrome.

“Filming has been emotional, uplifting and fun.”

The three-part series by Leopard Films will catch up with Ruth and introduce newcomers Steve Ley, 25, and Greg Storey, 18.

The focus in previous documentaries about Tourette’s have tended to focus on the involuntarily outbursts of obscene language that is often characteristic of the disorder.

But Steve, from Alverdiscott, Devon, has symptoms which include hitting himself, spitting as well as swearing. While Greg, from North Yorkshire, has some very dangerous tics – the desire to throw himself out of windows or moving cars being one of them.

All of the sufferers find that when they perform, their symptoms are significantly relieved.

The show is expected to air in the next few months.