BBC One has commissioned Thames and Naked (both part of Fremantle) to produce I Can See Your Voice – a new primetime mystery music guessing game billed as a “whole new take on the singing gameshow genre as well as lots of music, comedy and play-along fun for the whole family to enjoy.”

Each episode of the 8 x 60-minute series will see a team of two players aiming to win a cash prize by guessing who can and can’t sing from a group of mystery singers standing before them. Helping the players will be a panel of celebrity experts, who are joined each week by a different singing superstar.

As the singers navigate through a round of lip sync challenges, they will be offering hidden clues to the panel of celebrity experts who will help the players whittle down the group until there’s only one singer left. The chosen one will then perform a duet with the singing superstar to reveal whether they can or can’t sing. If the players have picked a good singer then they will take the prize… but if a bad singer is revealed, the imposter will pocket the cash.

Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content says: “This addictive, fun and immersive new entertainment series will offer BBC One viewers jaw-dropping reveals and gives the whole family a chance to get involved in this compelling new guessing game.”

Kate Phillips, Controller Entertainment Commissioning for the BBC says: “I Can See Your Voice is a riot, a funny and captivating show with so many incredible moments within a carousel of reveals. It’s addictive viewing.”

Amelia Brown, Managing Director, Thames, says: “I Can See Your Voice is the ultimate play-along game the whole family can take part in. It’s fun, comical and full of heart and we can’t wait to get stuck in and work with the BBC to bring this successful format to the UK.”

Diane Min, Head of Format Sales at CJ ENM adds: “I Can See Your Voice is one of the most powerful original formats with various local versions. With seven seasons since its 2015 premier in Korea, we are happy to have new countries to adapt the show to continue its success of travelling the world. We hope that I Can See Your Voice can continue to be the international format that represents Korean music entertainment.”

I Can See Your Voice will be broadcast on BBC One in 2021.

I Can See Your Voice was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content and Kate Phillips, Controller Entertainment Commissioning. The Executive Producers are Amelia Brown and Louise Hutchinson for Thames. Tom O’Brien is the Consultant Executive Producer for Naked. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Rachel Ashdown.

The series is based on a South Korean format from CJ ENM, debuting on Mnet in February 2015. It has been successfully commissioned in over 10 countries including Germany and the USA.

Jon Creamer