UKTV’s Watch Channel Orders Globetrotting Talent Show Fronted By Laura Jackson & David Brain

Worlds Most Talented (FT)

UKTV’s Watch channel has ordered World’s Most Talented, a five-part talent show hosted by Laura Jackson and David Brain which follows the duo as they travel the globe in search of talented people who can perform extraordinary and inspiring feats.

World’s Most Talented follows Jackson and Brain as they scour the globe looking for new talent that can thrill audiences. Each episode will see the pair visit a different country and the acts they discover will be uploaded to a jury of 100 online critics from around the globe, who will vote for the winner in a nail biting finale which will see one act and their respective country crowned the World’s Most Talented.

The five episode series is being produced by independent production company Renegade Pictures after being commissioned by UKTV’s Commissioning Editor Hilary Rosen, who described the concept as “part travelogue, part variety show”. Jaime Brannan is set as the series producer, while Harry Lansdown and Suzanne Readwin are serving as executive producers. World’s Most Talented is expected to air on Watch in early 2015.

“With far off journeys to some of the world’s most diverse and exciting countries on the planet, World’s Most Talented is an exhilarating trip around the globe and is a fast-paced celebratory talent show, perfect for Watch”, said Watch’s General Manager Steve North, who ordered the series.

While Harry Lansdown, Renegade Pictures’ Director of Programmes added: “Our online panel of 100 international critics, have a worldwide reach of millions so the potential of a viral hit for the winner is a real possibility.   From the Arctic to Australia, every county is covered.”