Little Mix believe viewers will love their authentic talent show
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 September 2020
Little Mix 's new talent show 'The Search' will be a hit with viewers because it is authentic and doesn't have scripted sob stories
Little Mix believe their BBC talent show will begin a new chapter for reality TV where authenticity is the most important thing.
The girl group were created on the 2011 series of 'The X Factor' which they won, starting their journey to music superstardom.
After a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the girls – Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall – launch their own pop star discovery show 'Little Mix: The Search' on BBC One on Saturday (26.09.20) with the winning act getting a support act slot on their 2021 'Confetti Tour' and they are certain viewers will like it because it is 100 per cent honest and genuine.
Speaking to the new issue of Radio Times magazine, Jade said: "You can't lie to people. People aren't stupid any more about the smoke and mirrors."
And Jade, 27, has suggested their show will be different as it won't place any emphasis on sob stories like their former mentor Simon Cowell's programmes.
She said: "The problem is when it's like a script. It lost its authenticity. The minute it doesn't seem real, you switch off. How am I meant to believe in it? I could literally write it myself and tell you what's coming next."
Jesy – who starred in 'Odd One Out', a BBC documentary about how social media trolls impacted on her mental health – has promised that the contestants will be given the best support and aftercare, something they never got during their time on 'The X Factor'.
She said: "We never had anyone check on us to see how we were doing mentally, it was all just go, go, go."
Leigh-Anne agreed, saying: "I wish there was a lot more help."