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Goldie to launch TV talent show

Goldie has revealed he is launching his own musical TV talent show which he describes as "The X Factor with talent".

The gold-toothed jungle star has teamed up with Robbie Williams' former songwriter Guy Chambers to dig up "talent that's gone under the radar" for the BBC show, which tells the stories of 12 gifted but socially challenged young musicians, aged 16-24. The three-part series will culminate with a grand finale public perfomance at one of Britain's most iconic music venues.

Goldie told The Sun: "It's not the sort of show where we'll say, 'I'll tell you what, love, lose 10 pounds, whiten your teeth and lose your fat sister and then you can come on board and sing a Madonna song.'

"It's all about unearthing the undercurrent of musical talent that's gone under the radar in Britain and giving it a chance to be heard."

Goldie starred in 2008 BBC Two reality show Maestro, which taught celebrities to conduct a live orchestra, and he impressed with his skill despite not being able to read music, coming a close second.

Catatonia singer Cerys Matthews and saxophonist Soweto Kinch are among other celebrity mentors on his show, due to air on BBC Two in the autumn.

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