Don't Stop Me Now
- 8 x 59 Minutes (March 2012)
- Presented By: Amanda Byram
- Executive Producers: Dean Nabarro & Andy Auerbach
- Designer: Andrew Gates
- Lighting Director: Chris Rigby
- Commissioning Executive for Sky 1: Duncan Gray
- Series Director: Steve Smith
- A Magnum Media Production for Sky 1 HD
The talent contest and game show collide in Sky 1 HD’s entertainment show DON’T STOP ME NOW fronted by Amanda Byram.
Amanda Byram presents the talent show in which the audience decides when an act should leave the stage, before they are unceremoniously ejected from the performance area. Those who last the full 100 seconds get a second chance to impress, and the opportunity to walk away with the £25,000 prize.
Over the years, viewers have been inundated with series after series of search-for-a-star competitions. We all know the drill: a sweet mix of sweet-and-sour judges; the obligatory sob story; and for that extra sprinkling of schmaltz, various video montages played out to the rousing sound of You Raise Me Up. DON’T STOP ME NOW is here to change all of that with this high-stakes talent contest where getting rid of the dross is as much fun as discovering moments of true talent and entertainment.
Every week, Amanda is joined by celebrity commentators who will help her to review and analyse the acts during their moments - or sometimes seconds - of glory. Over the series Amanda will be joined by sporting greats Freddie Flintoff and David Haye, dance extraordinaires Kimberly Wyatt and Ashley Banjo, and funny man Micky Flanagan.as well as Louie Spence, Sarah Harding, Sally Lindsay and Chris Moyles.
The studio audience is divided into three categories – singers, comedians and variety – and, each week, acts are randomly selected to take to the stage for their stint in the spotlight. The stage has three different looks for the three different types of acts.
The audience act as judge and jury: every member of the studio audience has a voting keypad and the moment more than half of them have had enough, it’s all over for the performer. The act in question will be literally ejected from the show. With the risk of a surprise exit via trap doors, horizontal bungees and exploding stages, it is a talent game show that takes no prisoners. Those who make it through the full 100 seconds will line up for the final judgement in which Amanda will reveal who will be the winning act and walk away with £25,000 prize money.