Little Big Shots (UK TV series)
|Little Big Shots UK|
|Based on||Little Big Shots|
by Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey
|Creative director(s)||Liam Lunniss|
|Presented by||Dawn French|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||11 (as of 20 May 2018)|
|Production location(s)||BBC Studioworks|
|Running time||60 minutes (inc. adverts)|
|Production company(s)||Wall to Wall|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Productions UK|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Original release||1 March 2017 –|
|Related shows||Little Big Shots|
Little Big Shots (also known as Little Big Shots with Dawn French) is a British television talent show that premiered on ITV on 1 March 2017. The series is hosted by Dawn French and based on the American show of the same name created by Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey who is also the host of the original. The series is produced by Wall to Wall. In June 2017, it was confirmed it would return for a second series, also with six episodes.
The show, unlike shows such as The X Factor, has no judges, winners or losers. In each episode, Dawn French talks to a 3– to 13-year-old child about their talent, before the child performs it in front of a studio audience. Some talents shown include singing, dancing, cooking and karate.
|Series||Episodes||First aired||Last aired|
|1||6||1 March 2017||12 April 2017|
|2||6||22 April 2018||27 May 2018|
Season 1 (2017)
The first series began on 1 March and ended on 12 April 2017. It contained six episodes and was broadcast on Wednesdays.
|No. in series||No. in season||Title||Little Big Shots||Original air date|
||1 March 2017|
||8 March 2017|
||15 March 2017|
||29 March 2017|
||5 April 2017|
||12 April 2017|
Season 2 (2018)
The second series of Little Big Shots began on 22 April 2018. As per the first series, this series will feature six episodes, but instead air on Sundays. The final episode will air on 27 May 2018, due to the live Britain's Got Talent finals.
|No. in series||No. in season||Title||Original air date|
|7||1||Episode 1||22 April 2018|
|8||2||Episode 2||29 April 2018|
|9||3||Episode 3||6 May 2018|
|10||4||Episode 4||13 May 2018|
|11||5||Episode 5||20 May 2018|
|12||6||Episode 6||27 May 2018|
Little Big Shots received positive reviews. Viewers said that the show "lifted the spirit" and "[was a] ray of sunshine". Tim Dowling from The Guardian said "Little Big Shots appears to be the kind of cheap and cheerful fare designed to be broken into viral chunks and slapped up on YouTube afterwards: heartwarming moments from a sickly-sweet box of delights."
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- "Dawn French hailed for Little Big Shots talent show – Independent.ie".
- Dowling, Tim (2 March 2017). "Little Big Shots review: Dawn French's cheap and cheerful talent show for children". The Guardian.