CBBC launches Official Chart Show live from Radio 1 HQ

It's a no brainer to work together to bring this exciting show to the CBBC audience. Music plays a massive part in their lives and we hope that taking part in the Top 10 countdown will be the first of many collaborations with Radio 1.Cheryl Taylor, Controller, CBBC
Date: 24.03.2015     Last updated: 24.03.2015 at 07.48
Category: CBBC; Radio 1
CBBC is joining forces with Radio 1 to create a new generation of chart-loving music lovers, with the CBBC Official Chart Show - an energetic mix of pop, gossip, UGC interactive features and fast-moving entertainment that will broadcast live from Radio 1's Live Lounge on Sunday evenings from 6.30pm.

As Radio 1's Clara Amfo counts down the Top 10 in the adjacent studio, CBBC will simultaneously reveal the nation's favourite downloads and songs in video form, culminating in the unveiling of the official Number 1.

Presented by Cel Spellman (Waterloo Road and Friday Download) CBBC Official Chart Show is being made by Pretzel Films TV and has been commissioned by Cheryl Taylor Controller of CBBC.

Cheryl Taylor, Controller CBBC, says: "It's a no brainer to work together to bring this exciting show to the CBBC audience. Music plays a massive part in their lives and we hope that taking part in the Top 10 countdown will be the first of many collaborations with Radio 1.”

Steve Wynne – (CD:UK, SMTV, Disney) Head of TV, Pretzel Films TV says: "We cannot wait to bring the live, weekly, Top 10 countdown to a brand new generation of viewers. It's a dream job - CBBC+live+music+Radio 1 = a must see, entertaining show that everyone will be talking about."

Hugh Lawton Executive Producer for CBBC says: "This will be THE destination for our viewers to watch the videos of their favourite artists and is sure to get everyone talking about the charts."

CBBC Official Chart Show is a 26x30 mins episodes commission, with an initial run from the 10 May into the summer.

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