Kiki set to hit the right note in brand new TV talent show
Burlesque singer Kiki Deville has been hand picked to star in a new TV talent show hosted by a former Spice Girl.
All Together Now launches on Saturday night and promises to be a talent finding show with a difference as won't be any unkind comments, sob stories and definitely no promises to turn the winner into a star.
Every week a selection of singers will take to the stage and sing before the audience of 100, "captained" by former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.
Kiki will be among the 100 whose job it will be to listen to the singers and if they like what they see they will press a buzzer and stand up and join in with them. The more judges stand up the higher the score.
The most popular singer of the night goes forward to a grand final where the prize is Â£50,000.
The show's host is Rob Beckett and the "captain" of the 100 is Geri Horner, who was a member of the chart topping Spice Girls group and she was affectionately known as Ginger Spice.
Geri said the show was "unique and in its own lane" saying: "“This show is about feeling good.
"We don’t want to take anyone down. We can all get a little bit cynical and we’ve seen different talent shows but it’s a breath of fresh air.
"It’s kind but it’s honest.”
A former contestant on ITV's The Voice, where she caught the attention of judge Will-I-am, jazz and blues songstress Kiki (43) is a poster girl for plus sized women in the music industry and she wants to show them they can achieve recognition with lots of hard work and determination.
Kiki, who lives in Earby, has already achieved recognition as a singer on TV and radio in her homeland of Australia where she describes herself as “a burlesque compere and singer and hostess with the mostess."
She has also been UK Vintage Personality of the Year and has performed in burlesque events all over the world.
Outside her singing, Kiki is an ambassador for baby loss awareness after losing her one-month-old son Dexter in 2007 to Zellwegger syndrome.
Kiki is also currently developing a clothing range, which is aimed at giving confidence to plus sized ladies when they exercise, and she has also worked as a plus size model.
The show airs on Saturday on BBC One at 7-15pm.