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Gary Barlow says TV show Let It Shine will be 'family orientated'

Gary Barlow has suggested his new TV talent show Let It Shine will be 'warmer' than similar programmes like The X Factor.

The singer will launch the show this weekend as he looks for a boyband to play the part of Take That in a musical based on the songs of the group. Barlow will be joined by judges Danni Minogue, Martin Kemp and Amber Riley.

Speaking to the Guardian, the musician confirmed he isn't keen on shaming contestants. He said: "Very early in the conversation around making this show I wanted it to be really family oriented and very warm. When this idea came about of casting people in front of a big audience, which is very hard and very brutal anyway, I wanted everyone who was on that stage to go away having learnt something.

“All of us judges talked about this before we went out there, that if we didn’t necessarily like what they were doing, at least tell them why we didn’t like it and how we think they could make it better."

Let It Shine will kick off on Saturday (January 7) on BBC One in the UK and it will be hosted by Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc.

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