Virgin Media Television confirm brand new entertaiment show ‘The Big Deal’ as filming begins

Boy George, Vogue Williams, Jedward, Aston Merrygold, Deirdre O’Kane and Lyra will feature in this brand new entertainment show which launches this autumn on Virgin Media Televsion.


Date: Monday 14th June 2021: Virgin Media Television have today announced a star-studded line-up for its brand new entertainment show ‘The Big Deal’ which starts filming in Ireland today.


Pop legend Boy George, comedian Deirdre O’Kane, singer Aston MerrygoldJedward, and ascendant music star, Lyra, make up the judging panel for this brand new show which launches in the autumn, while Vogue Williams takes the reins as host.


The Big Deal will showcase variety acts, from musicians and magicians through comedians and dancers to acrobats and the utterly undefinable. The only thing the performers have in common is an ability to make jaws drop, hearts race and eyes roll — and occasionally tear up.


After each act, the performers are offered a deal: they can either accept a cash buyout and leave the competition with a sum of money — or they can reject the offer and hope they’ve impressed the judges enough to progress through to the final and the chance to win a life-changing prize pot.


Bill Malone, Director of Content, Virgin Media Television said:


“The Big Deal is a spectacular new entertainment show filming in Dublin’s 3Arena and is on a scale not seen in Ireland before. Fox Alternative Entertainment, BiggerStage and Virgin Media Television have joined forces for this unique partnership to create a landmark new entertainment format. And that is what The Big Deal is all about – Entertainment”.


Pat Kiely, CEO of BiggerStage said:


“At BiggerStage our mission is to work with great talent and the world’s best entertainment brands. In bringing together this stellar line-up and in partnering with Virgin Media Television and Fox Alternative Entertainment, The Big Deal is a great testament to what can be achieved. As a world first we are looking forward to giving Irish viewers a great family, fun-filled show whilst showcasing Irish television skills at their best.”


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