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The Big Reunion

Published: Wed 06 Feb 2013

 

 
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Ten years after they ruled pop, for one night only, six chart-topping groups will be reunited in an unmissable TV event.

 

The Big Reunion will follow their every step, as their worlds are turned upside down after years away from the spotlight. During the series, viewers will see the groups reunited for the first time since they split.  For some it’s the chance to relive their dream, for others it may open old wounds as they prepare to face demons they thought they had buried forever.  

 

At their peak, these acts dominated UK pop over a 10-year period from the mid nineties, selling millions of singles, albums and achieving multiple number 1’s.  Now they will come together for the first time in a decade, to put on the show of their lives.

 

The cameras will capture the highs and lows, tears and tantrums as each of the bands hope they can once again discover the magic that helped them adorn magazine covers, sell out multiple arena tours and top the charts back in their heyday.  

 

The Big Reunion, made by ITV Studios, will delve into the lives of these former pop heroes, exploring what happened after they slipped out of the charts. Some have remained in the celebrity spotlight, whilst others left their showbiz lives behind to pursue new careers as diverse as a stilt walker, a midwife, a teacher, a farmer and a photographer.

 

Each band will have just two weeks of intense rehearsals before they step back onto the stage to perform once again in front of thousands of fans.

 

From the time that pop ruled the airwaves, six of the top bands of the 90s and early noughties are reuniting for the gig of their lives at the Hammersmith Apollo.

 

This episode sees Five together in the same room for the first time in ten years. In an explosive, highly charged reunion, they bear their souls to each other in an effort to clear the air and put their differences aside. And the search for a new member starts in earnest.

 

Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton and Liz McClarnon are reunited with original kitten Kerry Katona – but are they convinced by Kerry’s commitment to the band? One thing’s for sure – the line-up is immediately in the glare of the spotlight with the newly-reunited threesome spotted by paparazzi on their way into their first photoshoot.

 

Exciting, emotional and rich with revelations, this episode not only sees Five and Atomic Kitten reuniting – we also shine a beam of light into the lives of their band members as they head unstoppably towards rehearsals for the epic one night Big Reunion gig.