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The Big Reunion

Published: Wed 13 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.
 
Blue take us through life after the band, as Simon and Antony tell us about financial ruin, Duncan tells us the truth about coming out and Lee about his failed solo career. 
 
With the concert just around the corner the seven Big Reunion bands continue with rehearsals but the pressure is mounting and Sean is haunted by his past. 
 
After all the heartache these bands have been through to get to this point - will the show really go on - or after so many years away from the spotlight is this a step too far for the Big Reunion bands?  
 
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