The BBC has responded to backlash over Gary Barlow's Let it Shine 4 years ago

The BBC has responded to backlash over Gary Barlow's Let it Shine

Let it Shine, a show created to find singers for a stage show about Take That, caused outrage yesterday.

When it was first launched, and right throughout the show, viewers believed that the winners would play Gary and bandmates in the show when it took to the West End.

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However, yesterday it was confirmed that the winners of the show wouldn't even have so much as a line in the stage show, receiving chorus line roles instead.

People were very angry after hearing this and caused uproar, so much so, that the BBC has had to release a statement.

According to The Mirror, they've said:

"With Let it Shine we always said we were casting for a band to appear in a musical based on the music of Take That and they had to be able to sing and dance – like a boyband.

The winners will sing and dance to 14 Take That numbers in Gary’s musical. We never said we were casting actors. But they will be front and centre of the musical."