Dawn French hailed for Little Big Shots talent show
Dawn French's talent showcase for children has won over viewers who said it was refreshing to see kids perform without being judged.
Comedian and actress French hosts new show Little Big Shots, which sees children showing off talents ranging from karate to classical music.
Based on a hit American format hosted by Steve Harvey, the ITV series has no winners, losers or prizes but is instead a platform for the children to show what they can do.
Viewers were impressed with the first instalment, writing on Twitter that the programme "lifted the spirit" and was "a ray of sunshine".
One viewer tweeted: "Absolutely wonderful first episode of #littlebigshots. Can't wait to see the next episode!!"
"#LittleBigShots wow just wow, fabulous! Very impressive," raved another.
The general consensus was that it was nice to see children performing without the pressure of being judged, like so many other talent programmes.
"Love little big shots #LittleBigShots No Simon Cowl, NO judges, No Red Buzzers No judging no competition just pure fun," said a viewer.
Another said: "No judges, no competition - just good fun and laughs."
French, 59, was deemed to be a "perfect fit" for the light-hearted show, with people raving about the "brilliant" and "natural" way she interacted with the youngsters.
"I am loving #LittleBigShots at the moment. @Dawn_French is absolutely nailing this. She's a perfect fit for this show. Great television," one viewer tweeted.
Another said: "Loving #littlebigshots these children are so talented and Dawn French is the perfect presenter!"