Saturday night entertainment show All Together Now to return to BBC One for second series
BBC One and Remarkable Television, part of Endemol Shine UK, have today announced that feel-good Saturday night entertainment show All Together Now will be returning to BBC One for a second series, following a successful first run.
Rob Beckett will return as host, with Geri Horner as Head of the 100, a unique panel of one hundred music experts and performers from across the UK. Once again the aim of the game for each act is to get as many of the 100 on their feet and singing along, because the more of the 100 who join in, the higher the score.
Rob Beckett said: “I am absolutely delighted to be back hosting All Together Now. After making 100 new friends on the show the Christmas presents cost me an absolute fortune. So it’s great to be back in employment. I can’t wait to get started. I’ve also requested a stair lift for the next series to help me get to the top row of judges.”
Geri Horner said: “I loved making the first series, it was so fun, it really celebrated people, uniting all walks of life. It got the nation up on their feet and singing along on a Saturday night. With so many more incredible performers out there I can’t wait to get going on series 2.”
Described as “fabulous Saturday night TV” by Digital Spy, an “infectiously upbeat” hit by The Mirror and a “refreshingly different take on the format” by Huffington Post, the first series achieved a consolidated average audience of 3.8 million viewers and a market share of 18.1% making it one of the BBC’s most successful new entertainment launches of the past year.
Kate Phillips, Controller of Entertainment Commissioning at BBC said; “How could we not bring back such a fresh and funny show? It was great to see viewers of all ages enjoying this feel good format packed with memorable personalities and performances. Roll on series 2!”
James Fox, Managing Director of Remarkable Television said; “Launching a brand new, home-grown format on a Saturday night is not for the faint hearted but we’re incredibly proud that the show really struck a chord with BBC One viewers. With Rob and Geri back at the helm, we can’t wait to unearth more brilliant acts brave enough to take on The 100 in Series Two.”
Hartlepool-based Michael Rice was crowned the winner of Series One earlier this year taking home £50,000 prize money.
All Together Now Series Two (6×60’) has been ordered by Controller, Entertainment Commissioning Kate Phillips and Commissioning Editor, Rachel Ashdown. Executive Producers for Remarkable are James Fox, Dom Waugh and Andrew Cartmell. The Series Editor is Marc Bassett. The format was devised by Remarkable Television’s in-house creative team.
Last week Endemol Shine Group announced the first international deal for All Together Now with Australia’s Seven Network commissioning a prime time run of the format.