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ITV commissions brand new entertainment show from STV Productions

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ITV has commissioned a brand new entertainment show, Let Me Entertain You, from STV Productions and GroupM Entertainment.

The 8 x 30” programmes for ITV’s 2014 schedule will bring the audience hilarious VT packages, hidden camera surprises, ‘battle of the lip-syncers’ and a one off special  performance, all by Britain’s secret performers – the ITV viewers.

Let Me Entertain You has put out a call for contributors to submit their funny, entertaining and ridiculous videos. These will be combined with the best online content each week to create a programme filled with extraordinary user-generated content. From dancing dads, to singing students, to the gobsmacking parodies of classic pop videos, Let Me Entertain You will showcase the most entertaining singing and dancing videos out there.

The Let Me Entertain You format is an original concept by Nicky Taylor developed by STV Productions.

The series will be executive produced by Gary Chippington for STV Productions and Abbi Adams and Tony Moulsdale for GroupM Entertainment.

Gary Chippington, Head of Entertainment for STV Productions, said: “This is a fun and innovative format and a great opportunity to continue our relationship with ITV in the entertainment genre. The combination of ordinary people and their extraordinary performances with the funniest online content is sure to have viewers laughing at home.''
 
The commissioning editor for Let Me Entertain You is John Kaye Cooper.

John Kaye Cooper, Controller of Entertainment, ITV, said: "Let Me Entertain You is fresh and exciting, and we're thrilled to have it as part of our line-up for Spring 2014. It's a fun and original format, which is sure to entertain and delight our audiences."

STV Productions also produces Catchphrase for ITV and Fake Reaction for ITV2.

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For further information, please contact the STV press office:

Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670 / 07803 970 143
eleanor.marshall@stv.tv

Anna Hendry
0141 300 3830 / 07921 494 654
anna.hendry@stv.tv