The Big Reunion
Published: Wed 06 Mar 2013
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.
Last week viewers saw The Big Reunion family delivered a bombshell when boyband Blue were suddenly added to the Hammersmith gig and some of the original six groups are not happy about it!
This week, charts the rise and fall of Blue through interviews and archive as Blue join in with the last few days of rehearsals. Tensions are heightened, while everyone comes to terms with the new boys!
After all they have been through together, will the six original bands make room in their tight knit group for Blue?
And with the concert now imminent will anyone be ready in time to take to the stage?