What is Little Mix’s new BBC talent show ‘The Search’ and how can I apply?

24 July 2020, 14:12 | Updated: 24 July 2020, 14:16

Little Mix have announced they're fronting a brand new TV talent show
Little Mix have announced they're fronting a brand new TV talent show. Picture: PA Images/Instagram
Naomi Bartram

By Naomi Bartram

Little Mix are launching a brand new TV talent show where they’ll create and mentor new bands.

After shooting to fame on The X Factor back in 2011, now Little Mix will are their very own talent show to rival Simon Cowell.

Announcing the news on social media, Jesy Nelson, 28, Perrie Edwards, 26, Jade Thirlwall, 26, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 28, said they're looking for ‘the next big band’.

Aptly named ‘Little Mix The Search’, the BBC One show will see talented singers become members of all-female, all-male or mixed bands and then compete.

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The group lucky enough to win will then support Little Mix on their next tour.

Here’s everything you need to know about ‘Little Mix The Search’.

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When is Little Mix The Search on TV?

While there isn't yet a confirmed launch date, we do know it’s set to hit our screens in autumn this year.

While filming was put in danger after the UK went into lockdown, luckily the girls were able to work with the bands over Zoom.

It will be on BBC One on Saturday nights at prime time and will run for seven episodes and is presented by Strictly Come Dancing star Chris Ramsey.

How does The Search work?

Little Mix will look for singers who will be put together to form a band.

Contestants can enter on their own, in pairs or in groups of three or four, and members will be added to and removed from groups throughout the process.

Little Mix said: "We want to create lots of incredible groups who really gel.

"As we have been there and done it ourselves, we know what it takes to make a group successful, and will be there to mentor them every step of the way.

"We want solo artists to audition as well as groups and every type of genre is welcome too."

The girls themselves will also be mentoring contestants and opening the door to their long list of music contacts including voice coaches, song writers, producers and stylists.

What is the prize for The Search?

Setting their competition aside from other talent shows, whoever wins will get to perform with Perrie, Jesy, Jade and Leigh-Anne during their next tour.

How can you apply for The Search?

Unfortunately, applications are not open anymore as the whole series has already been filmed!