How do you fancy being a new voice of BBC Radio Leicester? The BBC has now announced details for its biggest ever talent search to find the next generation of radio stars and you might be just what BBC Radio Leicester is looking for.

BBC Radio Leicester will be holding auditions at BBC Leicester, 9 St Nicholas Place, Leicester LE1 5LB on Saturday 28 September, with registration open from 10.00am-4.30pm

They are on the hunt for ordinary people with a love for the local area to take to the mic. If you’re over the age of 18, it might just be you, and no previous experience is required.

Hopefuls will have 60 seconds to impress a panel of judges. You could tell a story about something you care about, something local, something personal… anything as long as it’s unique. In Leicester the judges will be presenter Aminata Kamara (winner, The Next Big Voice talent search), Namrata Varia (Producer, The Mid-Morning Show) and Pete Wardman (Programmes Editor).

The judges are looking for people who have the potential to contribute to existing shows, present their own one-off programme or even land a regular slot on a station.

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The auditions will be first-come-first-served, so everyone is asked to make sure they check the times of the auditions and arrive promptly for the best chance to be seen. For the Leicester auditions, all people will have to do is turn up at the venue, and register before 4.30pm, prepared to impress.

The New Voices search is part of BBC Local Radio’s commitment to move into a new era. Last year the shared weekday evening show was replaced with fresh evening shows focused on bringing new talent to the BBC and covering subjects not usually heard on BBC local radio.

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