Michael Kelpie Creative Director, ITV Studios says of the TV event, “To reunite these bands, tell the stories of what has happened to each of them since their heydays and follow them as they prepare to step back on the stage for the first time in a decade is a dream come true. The Big Reunion promises a rollercoaster ride of real-life drama, twists, turns, laughter, tears and cheers. Can’t wait to see what happens!”
At their peak, these acts dominated UK pop over a 10-year period from the mid nineties, selling millions of singles, albums and achieving multiple number 1’s. Now they will come together for the first time in a decade, to put on the show of their lives.
The Big Reunion will follow their every step, as their worlds are turned upside down after years away from the spotlight. During the series, viewers will see the groups reunited for the first time since they split. For some it’s the chance to relive their dream, for others it may open old wounds as they prepare to face demons they thought they had buried forever.
“The cameras will capture the highs and lows, tears and tantrums as each of the bands hope they can once again discover the magic that helped them adorn magazine covers, sell out multiple arena tours and top the charts back in their heyday.” ITV2’s press statement says.
Each band will have just two weeks of intense rehearsals before they step back onto the stage to perform once again in front of thousands of fans.
As the former pop colleagues find themselves back in close quarters will old inter-band rivalries flare up again? Will former loves be reignited? Can they cope balancing their new everyday lives with being in a band again? Ultimately, with this one last shot to put themselves back on the music map, will this be The Big Reunion they are hoping for?
The Big Reunion follows the successful Sky Living series which reunited pop group Steps for two TV series’ in Steps On The Road Again which saw the singers reform leading to a sellout 22-date UK tour.