Little Mix

Little Mix front new music competition for BBC One

Little Mix (Credit: BBC/Modest TV/Callum Mills)

Little Mix The Search will see Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock become mentors to a new generation of talented singers and form new all-female, all-male or mixed bands.

From contestants to judges, The X Factor winners will also be joined by their inner circle of song writers, producers, stylists and vocal coaches who have contributed to their success.

The new groups will live together and be given the opportunity to win the prize of performing alongside Little Mix on their UK summer tour in 2020.

Dermot O'Leary returns to The X Factor

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The new series will be O’Leary’s ninth, as he took a break from hosting the show last year, while Olly Murs and Caroline Flack took the helm of the popular the programme.

He said “There’s nothing more exciting than hosting live TV on a Saturday night. The show is naturally very close to my heart. I’m really looking forward to it and excited to be back.”