Emma Bunton to be nice on Your Face Sounds Familiar

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 June 2013
Emma Bunton

Emma Bunton

Emma Bunton has vowed to be a nice judge on 'Your Face Sounds Familiar' because she is "sick" of other TV show panellists criticising contestants

Emma Bunton has vowed to be a nice judge on 'Your Face Sounds Familiar'.

The former Spice Girl is keen to bring a softer side to the judging panel on the new ITV Saturday night entertainment show - which sees celebrities dress up as pop stars and perform iconic songs - because she is fed up of "nasty" TV panellists criticising contestants.

She said: "Being nasty is not fun - viewers are sick of people not being very nice to each other. It is about enjoying the acts.

"I am going to be fair. I know what it feels like to be in an audition and I want to pick up on the positive side.

"But I am not very good at lying and so I am sure my face will tell you the story!"

The 37-year-old singer - who has sons, Beau, five, and two-year-old Tate, with her partner Jade Jones - is keen to take on more TV work but wants something that can fit around her children and her Heart FM breakfast radio show.

She added to The Sun newspaper: "I love Saturday night television. 'Your Face Sounds Familiar' is a great family show and what I love about the whole thing is the celebrities will have to deal with a great big production.

"I love it [being on the radio] and I love being able to do lots of things with the boys. My youngest, Tate, is cheeky and Beau is starting to understand what I do a bit more. I think when he sees me on 'Your Face Sounds Familiar' he will think, 'That's Mummy!' "

Emma will be joined on the panel by Julian Clary and a weekly guest.

The show will see former Olympian Denise Lewis, ex-'EastEnders' star Cheryl Fergison, Emmerdale's Natalie Anderson and comedians Bobby Davro and Alexander Armstrong transform themselves into famous singers over the next six weeks.

However, in a unique twist, the celebrities will have no influence over which star they impersonate - relying on a computer randomiser to select their artist, who could be younger, older, or even of the opposite sex.

The show will be hosted by Alesha Dixon and Paddy McGuinness.

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