ROCK TILL WE DROP 'AXED BY BBC' AFTER ONE SERIES
The BBC have reported axed music competition Rock Till We Drop, which was fronted by Martin Kemp and Lady Leshurr, after one series.
The series, which aired on BBC Two last Spring, saw the pair search for incredible musicians over the age of 64 to form two rock‘n’roll bands. Both mentors hold ‘open mic’ sessions to find the bands' lead singers. The two bands then went head to head at the Isle Of Wright festival.
Mentors Martin and Lady Leshurr guided the bands, putting them through their paces and providing invaluable insight and support ahead of their final performance in front of thousands of screaming music fans.
A source told The Sun: "This was a talent show with a difference, because it gave people who had a gift a second chance to let it shine. Whether it was down to illness, family, tragedy or just bad luck, many of those taking part hadn’t had their dreams of becoming a performer realised...
"The only criteria they had to meet was that they were at least 64 years old — and in many cases they had applicants on the show who were far older."
The BBC told The Sun newspaper that there was no plans for a second series.