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ITV challenges celebrities to Get Your Act Together

Published: Wed 05 Nov 2014

ITV has commissioned a brand new entertainment series, Get Your Act Together, which will see some of our best-loved stars join forces with some of the world’s most talented variety acts to put on a unique performance.    
 
Each week, host Stephen Mulhern will be joined by five different celebrities who battle it out to learn jaw dropping talents, from contortion to fire dancing, ventriloquism to acrobatics, juggling to plate spinning.  
 
Under the watchful guise of the world’s most talented acts and performers, the celebrities will have intensive training to master their chosen skill.  Viewers will see unique collaborations as the celebrity and their mentors then take to the stage together to perform in front of a studio audience. 
 
Among the celebrities taking part are: Ann Widdecombe, Brian McFadden, Danielle Lloyd, James Bolam , Oliver Mellor, Sherrie Hewson, Roxy Shahidi, Jedward, Ruth Madoc, Sinitta, Phil Tufnell, Natalie Anderson, Matthew Wolfenden, Nigel Havers, Chip, Claire Richards, Gaby Roslin, Gareth Thomas and Nina Wadia.
 
Alongside them are award winning acts, including: Penn and Teller, Catwall Acrobats, Shaolin Monks, Circus of Men, Les Bubb mime and The Moscow State Circus.  
 
Viewers will also get to see all the action from backstage as our celebrities attempt to overcome their nerves and face last minute rehearsals ahead of their  moment in the spotlight.  
 
Each week it will be down to the studio audience to decide which celebrity, along with their mentor, has entertained them the most and goes through to the final.
 
Stephen Mulhern said:  “I’m so excited to be hosting this brand new show for ITV.  I absolutely love variety and I can’t wait to see what the celebrities have (or haven’t!) learnt.”
 
Kate Maddigan said: ”We have a great line up of celebrities, seeing them like we have never seen them before. From performing with fire to budgie training, it’s a show the whole family can enjoy and I’m looking forward to seeing their performances.”
 
Who will be able to embrace their chosen skill, hold their nerve and Get Their Act Together? 
 
The series was commissioned by ITV’s Director of Entertainment and Comedy Elaine Bedell and Commissioning Editor, Entertainment Kate Maddigan. It will be executive produced by Claire Horton, ITV Studios