The nation’s favourite has been missing from our Saturday night viewing since December 2006 when it was last hosted by Cat Deeley. The very first show, way back in 1990 was hosted by Lesley Crowther, saw the first 5 contestants step through the doors & smoke, transformed into stars Kylie Minogue, Shirley Bassey, John Lennon, Frank Sinatra & Roger Whitaker.
As the lights changed, the music started & they gave it their all. The set was fairly simple in its design but the clear change of lighting colours gave each contestant a set which looked different to the one before it. Simple but effective .
Take a look back to the first ever show from 21st July 1990 in here.
Its was a huge success & a Saturday night viewing hit was born, peaking in the 1990s under best known & loved host, Matthew Kelly who fronted the show for 11 years.
“Tonight Matthew I’m going to be…“ couldn’t resist it!
The revamped 2015 has a new host – madcap Harry Hill, who incidentally once performed as Morrissey on the show. Harry brings his own unique zany style to the show. Its early doors & his slapstick, don’t take us too serious style has divided opinion, but one thing that isn’t in doubt for us anyway is the sensational stage set. More glamorous than ever, the designer cleverly uses Glitter Jazz Platinum to add all the sparkle these look-a-like, sound-a-like stars can handle while making full use it’s capability to carry vibrant colour with every lighting colour change flick of the switch. Every act gets a new look.
White light showing the Platinum silver set in its natural stage.
I know we bleat on about Glitter fabric but this is a great example of just how versatile it is. It really is a perfect for stage sets. It’s no wonder that the cameras & set designers love it.
Here are just a few of the colour changes this one silver glitter set above under went in one show.
The Kylie set moves through vibrant blues to blues & golds.
The Everly Brothers get the gold treatment with accents of silver & blue.
Rihanna gets the sizzle treatment as the reds & purples look hot, hot, hot.
Cool blues and a blast of green for Eminem.
And shades of blue lilac for Ms Aguilera.
And finally Christina & Harry meet first ever winner Shirley Bassey.
Tonight Harry I’m going to be… red & yellow & pink & green, orange & purple and blue!