Simon Cowell’s new musical reality show will see artists compete for large sums of cash, but he has changed his mind about directing the new primetime program
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Dawn French, Alesha Dixon and Craig David were confirmed to join Gary Barlow’s Walk The Line judging panel.
Simon Cowell will produce six episodes of the new show. Maya Jama will host it.
Craig, 40 and Dawn, 64 will be the faces of Syco’s new show. Simon, 62, is still heavily involved behind the scenes.
He stated: “This is a situation where I have decided it is right for me to focus on my role as the Creator and Producer as we build up to the hugely exciting launch.”
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Mabel Cherry’s daughter was a 90s rock star. Mabel quit the show to be a judge.
Mabel, 25, was reported to be in advanced talks to ITV. However, according to the Silver Screen BeatsSunday saw Mabel pull out of her first major telly project “at the 11th hour”.
Source: “The show’s producers are stunned. They’re really disappointed to lose her.”
There are many things that can happen in one week. ITV has announced who will be the judge and released quotes about the excitement of the new series from their panel.
Alesha stated that “When Simon first mentioned the format to me, I couldn’t wait to see it become a reality.” It is exciting to now be part of it with Dawn, Craig, Dawn, and Maya.
“Walk The Line has all the components to make great TV, it’s always a joy to find new talent, let the games begin!”
Dawn laughed: “I’m far too excited to be part of this show – I’ve decided to wear double knickers at all times.”
Craig, a garage singer, said: “Walk The Line” is innovative, new, and edgy. That’s why I’m so excited about this show!
“I’m really vibed by the quality of the contestants I’ve seen so far and love that they have the chance to bet on themselves every step of the way.”
Walk The Line will see a music act win £500,000 by taking to the stage to perform for the nation – but they’ll be tested on their self-belief, too.
The contestants will need steel nerves to decide if they want to cash out or walk the line. They also have to be willing to take the risk to remain in the competition and compete for the cash.
Walk The Line will air later in the year on ITV and ITV Hub.