Dawn French is hosting an exciting new children's talent show

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Dawn French is set to host a new children's talent showcase for ITV.

She will present Little Big Shots, which will have no winners, losers or prizes but will instead be a platform for children to show what they can do.

Dawn French will host a new children's talent showcase (Ian West/PA)
Dawn French will host a new children's talent showcase (Ian West/PA)

Based on a hit American format hosted by Steve Harvey, it takes place on a huge revolving stage.

Dawn will interview the children on one side and they will display talents ranging from black-belt karate to classical music, dancing, singing, spelling and cooking on the other.

Hopefully there'll be less tea and sympathy required for Vicar of Dibley star Dawn's new role (BBC/PA)
Hopefully there'll be less tea and sympathy required for Vicar of Dibley star Dawn's new role (BBC/PA)

She said: "Rarely have I relished the thought of doing a show as much as this.

"I love love love everything about it, especially the fact that I will get to witness the amazing talents of these remarkable little humans up close. It's going to be a privilege. Yay! Bring it on!"

The new show was announced at the Edinburgh TV Festival by Kevin Lygo, ITV's Director of Television.