Little Mix are to launch their own TV talent show.
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The ‘Wings’ hitmakers – who shot to fame after winning ITV show ‘The X Factor’ in 2011 – are set for a primetime Saturday night slot on BBC1 with ‘Little Mix The Search’, in which they will mentor aspiring pop groups.
A source said:
‘Saturday night needs a new singing competition to freshen it up and, with Little Mix involved, this could well be it.
‘The girls will be mentoring youngsters. They’re hoping their experience will mean they can create a group which can forge a genuine career’.
The ‘Black Magic’ group – Perrie Edwards, 26, Jesy Nelson, 28, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 28, and Jade Thirlwall, 26 – will also enlist the help of people they have worked with over the years to help in the star search.
The insider said:
‘The groups will also be helped by people who have worked with Little Mix during their careers’.
However, one person unlikely to be involved is their former boss Simon Cowell.
The source told The Sun newspaper:
‘This show is huge for Little Mix but it will be a massive blow for Simon.
‘The X Factor’s viewing figures have fallen for years but this could be the nail in the coffin’.
Last year, the ‘Shout Out to My Ex’ group left Simon’s record label, Syco, after releasing four albums, reportedly due to a row between the music mogul and their management team Modest.
Their fifth album, ‘LM5’, was released on their new label RCA in November 2018.
Meanwhile, the regular series of The X Factor has been rested this year, with celebrity and all-star versions – featuring famous previous contestants – set to air instead.