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Gary Barlow's new BBC talent show Let It Shine auditioning in Belfast today

By Laura Abernethy

Published 14/07/2016

Take That star Gary Barlow is joining new BBC show Let It Shine
Take That star Gary Barlow is joining new BBC show Let It Shine

Gary Barlow's new talent show is in Belfast today to try to find the stars for a new Take That Musical.

Initial auditions for Let it Shine will begin in Belfast with the panel on the lookout for male singers to take part in the BBC One show.

Five talented men will win the chance to perform the songs of Take That in an upcoming nationwide stage show.

The Saturday night talent show will hit TV screens early next year and will be presented by Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc.

Mystery surrounds the location of the auditions in Belfast but those who think they have what it takes to impress can register online and book an appointment later today.

You can also nominate someone who you think has got talent. If they are chosen, the show will surprise them and invite them to audition in front of Gary Barlow himself along with the panel.

You don't have to look like Mark Owen or Robbie Williams but you do have to be able to sing and dance to appear on stage for the new musical, which will open in September 2017 and then tour nationwide.

Talking about the new series, Barlow said: "Back in 1989, we were just a group of normal guys from Manchester who came together to become Take That.

"The secret to our success was that each of us brought something different to the group and that the five of us had real chemistry."

He added: "Now with Let It Shine we're looking for people from all walks of life to form another unique group who can re-create that magic.

"If you think you've got what it takes, we want to see it."

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