Vogue Williams to Host New Virgin Media Talent Show in ‘Biggest Job Ever’


Vogue Williams’ new big gig on Irish TV will see her put on a six-part talent competition / game show, which will screen here later this year, the Sunday World can reveal today.

he multi-million euro streak will be filmed in Dublin’s 3 Arena this month over a four-day period.

Vogue flew to the capital on Tuesday, with her husband and two children, to prepare for what she enthusiastically touted as her “biggest TV role” yet.

The model, her husband Spencer Matthews, and their children, Theodore and Gigi, are pictured here yesterday in Howth, north Dublin.

Vogue can be seen pushing his daughter in a buggy, while his son rode a scooter, with his boyfriend making sure everything was okay.


Vogue in Howth with Theodore and Gigi

Vogue in Howth with Theodore and Gigi

We can also exclusively reveal that the All-Star Jury will include such stars as:

• BOY GEORGE – The legendary Culture Club singer was a season judge of The Voice UK, replacing Tom Jones for a period, and was recently featured on The Voice Australia.

• JEDWARD – The wacky Dublin twins first rose to fame on X Factor in 2009 and this will be their first time judging a TV show.

• DEIRDRE O’KANE – the actress herself has been judged as a Dancing With The Stars contestant and is the voiceover on Virgin Media’s Gogglebox.

• LYRA – the singer from Cork has been compared to Florence Welch of Florence And The Machine, and one of her songs has been used on Grey’s Anatomy and Love Island.

The new TV series is said to be a mainstay of Virgin Media’s fall schedule and could be the station’s first foray into the talent show concept since it aired two seasons of Ireland’s Got Talent, with The Judge Louis Walsh, Michelle Visage, Denise Van Outen and Jason Byrne.

TV insiders say it’s made by Bigger Stage, a company recently formed by former Virgin Media chief executive Pat Kiely.

The independent company, headquartered in Dublin, intends to develop original factual, lifestyle and studio-based programming – including light “shiny floor” entertainment formats, filmed in front of a studio audience. .

He also intends to promote Ireland as a filming location for this production.

In doing so, he hopes to take advantage of a flurry of studio builds, which are expected to see up to 30 soundstages built in the Republic over the next four years.

Its business model will also allow it to represent both established and emerging talent, and pursue funding partnerships, including agreements with advertisers, to deliver programs.

Our sources say the company is launching the Irish New Talent competition / game show to select US TV networks as a pilot.

Mr. Kiely worked for the Ballymount-based TV3 group from the time the original channel aired in 1998, as commercial director, and then took the reins of managing director from January 2016, shortly afterwards. after its sale to Virgin Media.

Vogue told her Instagram followers she needs to jump through all of the Covid hoops before she gets home.


Vogue and Spencer on Howth Hill this week.

Vogue and Spencer on Howth Hill this week.

Vogue and Spencer on Howth Hill this week.

“We had to do all the jazz – go through the PCR tests, we’re isolating now, then we get another test – and then we can see the family,” she told her 850,000 subscribers.

She was also able to see improvements to her family home which she bought in Howth, where her sister Amber resides.

It was Amber’s birthday earlier this week and Vogue showed off a cake and balloons she threw for a surprise party.

“I just organized the house at home so isolating is not that bad because we have so much to do and organize and seeing my new home has been just amazing,” she said. .


Vogue with her two children

Vogue with her two children

Vogue with her two children

“I cried when I landed, it’s been since January 2019. I’m finally home.”

She said in a podcast: “I have a great new TV show in Ireland, that’s why I’m coming home.

“This will probably be my biggest job yet and I’m really excited about it.”

Vogue married reality TV star Spencer Matthews in June 2018, and the couple have two young children, Theodore (who is almost three) and Gigi (who is almost one).

The Dubliner was previously married to Brian McFadden until their divorce in 2017.

The former model and DJ made her first television appearance in the RTÉ reality show Fade Street, and then appeared on several overseas shows, including Dancing With The Stars Australia, Stepping Out, Bear Grylls: Mission To Survive and The Jump (a ski show where she injured her leg and where she met and fell in love with Spencer).

Vogue also presented her own four-part series for RTÉ titled Vogue Williams – On the Edge, in which she investigated issues affecting the lives of other Millennials, such as drugs, social anxiety, gender dysmorphia and the obsession with the “beautiful body”.

Her husband, who first rose to fame as a lothario on Made In Chelsea, is the brother-in-law of Pippa Middleton, who is Kate Middleton’s sister.

This will be the first time Vogue has presented a live show to a studio audience.

The name of the new show is still being played and celebrates the coup by getting Boy George, who first topped the charts in 1982 with Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, as a judge.

Icon Karma Chameleon may be having his own celebration at the time of filming when he turns 60 on June 14.

Jedward, who recently shaved their signature quiffs on the Late Late Show for charity, raised eyebrows for their inclusion as judges, given they recently criticized the X Factor and the way it treats contestants. .

At the age of 16, they appeared in the show alongside Olly Murs, Stacey Solomon, and that year’s winner Joe McElderry.

However, the now 29-year-old recently took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the program created by Simon Cowell (on which Louis Walsh was also a judge, now claiming every contestant was a “series slave.”

“Life’s biggest regret wasn’t telling the X Factor judges to screw it up,” they began, before continuing to say, “Every X Factor contestant was a slave to the show. and received no pay while he was making millions! “

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