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 reportedly air on a Saturday night this Autumn, weeks after ITV relaunched their Britain Get Talking campaign to help the nation focus on their mental health.
Get Britain Talking will, according to The Sun, see a range of celebrities from across ITV's schedule come together and compete against one another as part of a choir and perform in front of a live audience.
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 later this year on ITV.