Just The Two Of Us is back - nine celebrities sing for survival on BBC One
It's back! The duet singing showdown, Just The Two Of Us, returns for a brand
new series on BBC One on 2 January 2007.
Nine celebrities will be singing for
survival when they are paired with some of the world's biggest recording
stars to perform live every night.
The celebrities stepping up to the mike are:
Casualty's Luke Bailey
EastEnders' John Bardon
Former England cricketer Mark Butcher
Dancing's Brendan Cole
Masterchef's Gregg Wallace
Watchdog's Julia Bradbury
Blue Peter doyen Janet Ellis
EastEnder Hannah Waterman.
Pairing them are four singing sensations new to the show:
and Marti Pellow.
Plus, five Just The Two Of Us
regulars are returning:
and Russell Watson.
Glamorous husband and wife team Tess Daly and Vernon Kay also return to host
the show, guiding the celebrity songbirds through the emotional rollercoaster
of intense daily rehearsals, live performances, the critique of the judging
panel and the triumphs and tribulations of the uncompromising viewer vote.
A rigorous training programme will see the professionals put their partners'
vocal skills to the test as they prepare to step out on stage and fight it
out for the Just The Two Of Us crown.
Each night they will perform a
different song in a different genre including: songs for stage and screen,
swing, pop, rock and soul.
They will be judged by a panel of industry experts
and then viewers will have the chance to vote for their favourite.
Packed with all the glitz and glamour of a live music entertainment show,
Just The Two Of Us not only guarantees exclusive performances from the pro-celebrity couples but also promises a series of unique professional
Executive Producer Sumi Connock says: "We've got a brand spanking new show
complete with our own results show which will include its own special
"Each night will be packed with new and classic songs accompanied
by a 16-piece live band in the studio.
"Once again, the pressure of performing
live will challenge our celebrities to perform in ways that they've never
Martin Scott, Acting Creative Head and Editor of BBC Format Entertainment,
said: "The Just The Two Of Us winning combination of our pro-celebrity duos
training and performing together ensures an emotional and dramatic journey.
"One minute it's complete euphoria and, the next, tears and desperation.
The Two Of Us will maintain the standards set by the BBC One hits like Strictly – guaranteeing a vibrant and exciting entertainment show."
The last series hit the headlines with the electrifying performances of Matt
Allright and Jocelyn Brown, the extraordinary showmanship of Mark Moraghan and
Natasha Hamilton, and Penny Smith and Curtis Stigers' unique interpretation
of their songs.
But it was Sian Reeves and Russell Watson who captured the
hearts and votes of the nation after an unforgettable emotional journey.
who will follow in their footsteps and be crowned Just The Two Of Us
Just The Two Of Us returns from Tuesday 2 January 2007, every night on BBC One until the grand finale on Sunday 7 January. Each live show will be
followed by a separate results show.