ITV have commissioned Get Britain Singing, a new programme to air as part of ITV's ongoing Britain Get Talking campaign.
The one-off programme, titled Get Britain Singing, will air this Christmas and see six celebrity choirs compete in singing battles.
The choirs will compete in front of "four of the biggest celeb judges" on TV, as well as a live studio audience. The special programme records on Sunday 2nd October in Salford.
Britain Get Talking is supported by Mind and YoungMinds, and by SAMH in Scotland, to encourage people to look after their mental health by connecting with others.
Created with Uncommon Creative Studio, it originally launched in 2019 by pausing the live broadcast of Britain’s Got Talent, and then as lockdown beckoned, Ant and Dec invited the nation to send their messages of support for broadcast and to stay in touch with the message that we’re ‘apart, but never alone.’
Susie Braun, Director of Social Purpose, ITV said: “Britain Get Talking has always been about connecting, which is one of the most powerful ways we can look after our mental health...
"With children and young people increasingly facing challenges to their mental wellbeing, this campaign encourages and celebrates taking the time and making space for conversation. We hope this campaign can be a reminder to anyone with a teenager in their lives to keep making time to break through.”
Nils Leonard, Co-founder at Uncommon added: “Exploring the gap between what we say and how we feel felt an important conversation to bring to bear, especially when it comes to the young people in our lives...
"Since launching Britain Get Talking with ITV it has become the UK’s most recognised mental health campaign and started over 100 million conversations. We’re incredibly proud of the impact this initiative continues to have and is exactly the type of work we wanted to make when we set-up Uncommon.”
Get Britain Singing will air this Christmas on ITV. More details will be revealed in due course.