IT TAKES TWO

Coming Soon to Seven

Hot on the heels of DANCING WITH THE STARS comes a brand new weekly live celebrity singing show - IT TAKES TWO.

Premiering soon, the entertainment series will pair celebrities with some of Australia 's best-loved and renowned singers. Couples will compete in a duet-singing showdown backed by a live show band, a panel of judges and viewer voting to see who will be crowned series champions.

Based on a BBC Entertainment format, It Takes Two is a co-production between BBC Worldwide and Seven.

Julie Dowding, BBCWW ' s Head of TV Sales said: "The BBC ' s success with family entertainment is well proven and we are delighted to be building on our strong relationship with Seven in bringing this new format to Australia ."

One of the celebrities currently warming up his vocal chords for the challenge is test cricketer Michael Bevan, while pop singing sensations Guy Sebastian and Paulini are the first professional singers to sign up for the series. Other names will be announced in coming weeks.

Each week the competing singer/celebrity couples will have to belt out tunes in a variety of styles including pop, country, rock, musical, swing/big band, ballads and rock'n'roll.

They will be judged by a panel of industry experts and viewers will also have the chance to vote for their favourite duo.

Brad Lyons, Seven's Director of Program Development, said: "We are excited to be producing a show that will be bursting with song. It Takes Two is a show with music at its heart - everyone at home will be able to sing along and enjoy the journey as our celebrities and their professional mentors deliver the very best of classic duets spanning a variety of musical genres - from the Stones to Sinatra."

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