Five to Five win BBC’s Let It Shine

BBC / Let It Shine

The boys saw off stiff competition from finalists Nightfall and Drive to be crowned winners of the BBC talent show on Saturday night.

AJ, Curtis, Nick, Sario and Yazdan – better known as Five to Five – impressed judges Gary Barlow, Dannii Minogue, Martin Kemp and guest Peter Kay with a high-energy performance of You Can’t Stop the Beat, followed by an emotionally-charged Wrecking Ball.

The final saw all three of the quintets perform a pair of songs each, with the winning group chosen by a public vote.

While the voting was taking place viewers were treated to a pair of special guest performances. West End veterans Michael Ball and Alfie Boe dueted for an impressive medley of songs lifted from Les Miserables, while Robbie Williams rejoined his Take That band mates for a rendition of their hit The Flood.

Related: Exclusive: Let It Shine’s Curtis T Johns reveals why he decided against hiding his sexuality on the BBC talent show

Guest judge Peter Kay brought some light relief to proceedings. Arriving on stage as the self-styled ‘Honey P’ – a pastiche of X Factor novelty rapper Honey G – his remarks provided a comic alternative to the other judges more formal comments, quipping that the performances were worth missing Ant and Dec for.

Robbie Williams and Olly Murs, who had sung with Five to Five in a previous show, both tweeted their support for the boys when the result was announced.

Related: Dominatrix Dannii: the Let It Shine boys are ripped shirtless thanks to Ms Minogue

Related: Meet Harry: the BBC Let It Shine contestant that delivers quite the revealing audition

Five to Five will now go on to star in The Band, a new touring musical starring a fictional boyband, set to the music of Take That.

The show, written by Tim Firth, will open in Manchester this September and tour the UK for a year.

See the moment that Five to Five were crowned winners of Let It Shine below.

The Band will open in Manchester on 8th September at Manchester’s Opera House and tour the UK until July 2018. Tickets go on sale from 3rd April.



Israel has elected its first ever openly gay mayor

Gay parody of Mike Pence’s bunny book becomes number one bestseller

This Twitter thread perfectly sums up why Love, Simon is a vital film for LGBTQ people

Halleloo! Shangela is playing Lady Gaga’s drag mother in A Star Is Born

Watch Sam Smith declare he’s a “proud gay man” during the first night of his tour

The Plough and the Stars a challenging play with darkly comedic moments – review

This incredible lip sync from Drag Race Thailand will leave you gagged

Katya explains why she took a break from drag in this heartfelt interview

Press enter to search