Wednesday, 12 September 2018
New series of teen talent competition Got What It Takes? to be presented by social media star Anna Maynard
CBBC’s Got What It Takes? returns for a fourth series, with a brand new presenter - YouTube star and online influencer Anna Maynard.
Eight talented 11-14 year-old hopefuls – and their mums – undertake challenges against one another in a musical boot-camp, each one hoping to be crowned the star of the show and make it through to the finals. There are brand new challenges, and of course the mums are back again taking on the roles as the judges in the tense sing-offs.
During each 30-minute episode, the young singers will also learn important lessons about the realities of the music industry and life as a ‘pop-star’ behind the glitz and glamour. Industry professionals and pop sensations are sprinkled across the series to deliver an inside scoop into the music business, and mentor contestants in the build up to the series finale.
Celebrity mentors include Olly Murs, John Newman, Max and Harvey, Sophia Grace and Bars & Melody.
After some seriously competitive stages, the series’ finale will see four finalists competing in front of a panel of professional judges; they must stay on top of their game to win the ultimate opportunity of rubbing shoulders with the stars, and performing at Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
Anna Maynard says: "I can't say how excited I am to be the new presenter of Got What It Takes?. It's an amazing experience. It's such an inspiring show, with so many talented young singers, giving it their all. You've got so much to look forward to!"
Cheryl Taylor, Head of Children’s Content says: “The CBBC audience will be delighted that Got What It Takes? is back for another season, showcasing a group of courageous and musically gifted kids. We’re delighted to welcome Anna Maynard too - she’s a really relatable and sparky addition to the team.”