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Cambridgeshire contestant auditions as John Lennon on ITV’s newest show

A Cambridgeshire man who wants to be in a Beatles tribute band is set to appear on our TV screens on Friday.

ITV's newest show The Big Audition started last Friday (October 5) and saw hopefuls audition for their dream job.

This Friday (October 12) Mark, from St Neots, will be aiming to impress the audition panel enough to land his dream of being John Lennon in a Beatles tribute band.

From performers chasing the lead role in a West End production, hand models looking to grab a commercial contract, to aspiring TV presenters hoping to land their first on-screen role, The Big Audition will show what happens behind the scenes in real-life auditions.

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ITV's head of entertainment, Siobhan Greene, said: “I have always loved auditions, but the chance to peel back the layers even further, and to do it in a fixed rig way, felt back to basics and I loved it from the moment I heard the pitch.

"I hope the audience at home will also lap up getting to see something they've only seen done on the big entertainment juggernauts, now done like this.”

Whether seasoned professionals or first-timers with no previous experience, the show will unearth the motivation behind those applying, following the highs and lows as auditionees look to land that much coveted job.

Viewers will have access to the experts who hold the fate of the hopefuls in the palm of their hands, watching as they whittle down the auditionees.

Executive producer for production company Twenty Twenty, Clair Breen, said: “Were used to seeing huge shiny floor talent competitions but rarely do we get to see what happens in the everyday audition process, away from the TV studios and the glamour.

"From the serious to the ridiculous, auditions bring out the best, worst and most competitive in people, and our fixed rig cameras were there to capture it.”

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Twenty Twenty managing director, Emma Willis, said: “Were delighted to be bringing The Big Audition to ITV. This is what happens in the real world and its high stakes, surprising and compelling.”

Tune in this week to show your support and see if our Cambridgeshire hopeful has what it takes to be the next best John Lennon tribute.

The Big Audition continues Friday at 9pm on ITV.

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