May 23, 2008 16:36

Blur's Alex James and Goldie for classical music reality TV show

Stars will battle to win the chance to conduct the BBC Concert Orchestra

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Former Blur bassist Alex James and drum'n'bass star Goldie are among the competitors in a new reality TV show, the winner of which will get to conduct the BBC Concert Orchestra.

As well as the aforementioned duo, actors David Soul and Jane Asher, plus newsreader Katie Derham and comedians Bradley Walsh and Sue Perkins, will star in 'Maestro', which will air on BBC2 in August.

The competitors will undergo training as conductors, then will be judged by a panel of judges and orchestra members on how they perform when conducting.

The winner will get to conduct the BBC Concert Orchestra at the BBC Proms In The Park on September 13, reports BBC News.

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