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BBC orders Saturday night format from Remarkable

Formats-logo-460_2Rob BeckettBBC One has ordered All Together Now, a six-part entertainment format for Saturday nights from Endemol Shine UK-owned Remarkable Television.

Hosted by comedian Rob Beckett (pictured), each episode will see a range of performers take to the stage to perform in front of ‘The 100′, an audience of talented singers. If any of The 100 like what they hear, they will stand up and join in.

All Together Now will air in 2018.

The show was commissioned by BBC’s director of content, Charlotte Moore, who once again expressed the desire to find new Saturday night programming during last week’s Edinburgh International Television Festival.

The BBC has been hunting a long-term replacement for singing competition format The Voice, which transferred to iTV last year.

Kate Phillips, controller for entertainment commissioning for the BBC, and commissioning editor Rachel Ashdown also helped to commission the show.

The format was created by Remarkable’s in-house team and led by creative director Dom Waugh.

Beckett said: “If like me you’re the sort of person who likes to belt out a tune in the shower then I’m pretty sure this is the show for you, but if you’re the sort of person who likes to belt out a tune in the shower while another hundred people join in… then firstly, how big’s your bathroom? And secondly this is definitely the show for you.”

In related news, BBC Three has recommissioned dark comedy Fleabag for a second season.