Saturday 18 November 2017

Baz Ashmawy to front quirky new ITV show featuring the 'very worst singers'

Baz is currently gearing up for another show.
Baz is currently gearing up for another show.
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Baz Ashmawy has said he's "so excited" to be stepping into the lead presenter role on his new ITV show.

The Emmy-winner is over the moon after nabbing the programme, called Change Your Tune.

But in a far cry from the usual slick format of shows like the X Factor, Baz's new programme is looking for the worst singers for the new musical show.

The programme will air in a prime-time slot on Saturday night in a big move for the Dublin star.

The format of the quirky show will see five singers getting weeks of professional coaching in order to improve their singing voices.

Then it's up to the live studio audience to vote on which act has improved the most, and they will walk away with a cash prize.

Speaking about the programme, Baz said it was a new take on an old formula and he wanted to see some truly dodgy voices being rolled out.

"I'm so excited to be looking for not the very best singers but the very worst," he said.

"This is a completely unique take on the singing show genre - it's a feel good and celebratory show that will have everyone at home cheering on their favourite bad singer."

The new show is Baz's first big project since moving on from his smash-hit 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy with mum Nancy.

He said recently that he was keen to take on new challenges, having worked for a while on RTE Radio on his own show and also filling in for Ray D'Arcy.

Baz has also made a new documentary with RTE, but said it was too early to reveal details.

He has also embraced a healthy lifestyle in recent times, ditching the booze and getting up early in the morning to work out in the gym while also watching his diet.

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