Our panel will include first-time Director Tash Gaunt, Producer Kandise Abiola, Researcher Taylor Anderson, Executive Producers Tom Currie and Sam Bickley from Dragonfly TV. Chaired by presenter Basma Khalifa.
The documentary will see Pinnock discuss her own experiences with racism and colourism in the UK as a black woman, as well as exploring the wider race issues people in the country are facing.
Pinnock’s childhood friend Tash Gaunt will direct the BBC Three documentary, with Kandise Abiola producing, and viewers will get exclusive behind the scenes access to Pinnock’s life as she speaks to friends, family and role models about race and racism, and tackles serious issues that will impact future generations.
Little Mix released a first-look teaser to accompany the announcement via their social media platforms.
The series will see the British girl group, consisting of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, forming and mentoring new bands.
The contestants will live together and be granted access to the Little Mix team to develop their talent, with voice coaches, writers and producers.
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.
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.”
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