Even Better Than The Real Thing

Confirmed for BBC One on 16 September at 7pm to 8pm

Saturday 16 September



Paddy McGuinness hosts BBC One’s brand news entertainment spectacular, Even Better Than The Real Thing.

The 60-minute special will celebrate the biggest names in pop music by bringing together the world’s top tribute artists for a glamorous night of performing and competing.

With music from the likes of Whitney Houston, George Michael, Little Mix, Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars, Even Better Than The Real Thing will see performances from professional tribute artists who are quite simply the very best in the game. Also in the show will be unique and surprising duets, as the tribute artists deliver never-before-seen collaborations. At the end of the show the live studio audience will vote for their favourite performer - the one act on the night that truly is even better than the real thing.

It is produced by BBC Studios Entertainment North and films this summer at MediaCity UK, Salford. The Executive Producers are Andrew Cartmell and Kieron Collins (Managing Editor of BBC Studios Entertainment North). The Series Producer is Maisie Maguire. The Commissioning Editor is Rachel Ashdown.