Banijay Rights to distribute "Romeo & Duet"

Created and produced by Goat Films, the singing dating show format is set to launch on ITV and ITV Hub this week.

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Banijay Rights has acquired global distribution rights to singing dating show format "Romeo & Duet," ahead of its UK premiere at 7pm (GMT) on ITV and ITV Hub this Saturday, 16 th April. “I’m delighted to be working in partnership with Banijay on the worldwide rollout of this wonderful, joyous format. Since our first conversations about Romeo & Duet, Banijay have been great champions of the show and I know they will help us make this a global hit," Mel Crawford, Founder of Goat Films, said. "Here at Goat, we are incredibly proud of what we’ve delivered to ITV and can’t wait for UK audiences to see it on screen for the first time on 16 th April.”

Developed from an original idea created by Ivor and David Baddiel, "Romeo & Duet" is Executive Produced by Mel Crawford with Series Editor Christian Fletcher. It was commissioned by ITV’s Joe Mace, Commissioning Editor Entertainment, and Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment Commissioning. Created and produced by Goat Films,

Launching on ITV and ITV Hub this week, the primetime show is presented by Oti Mabuse. Banijay Rights holds international distribution rights to the series – for both format and tape sales. The title gives its contestants just one ‘sing’ to entice a singleton down from the balcony, and only then will the two come face-to-face for the first time. The newly formed couple will then head off on a duet-date to learn a duet, before returning later in the show to perform the song in the ultimate romantic love battle; a singing competition against the other couples to be crowned the winners.

“Romeo & Duet is a heart-warming extravaganza that fuses dating and music in a way that hasn’t been seen before on the small screen," Simon Cox, EVP Acquisitions, Banijay Rights, said. "Mel Crawford and the team at Goat Films have delivered an amazing spectacle and Banijay Rights is looking forward to taking this show to a whole new viewership worldwide.”

 

I’m delighted to be working in partnership with Banijay on the worldwide rollout of this wonderful, joyous format. Since our first conversations about Romeo & Duet, Banijay have been great champions of the show and I know they will help us make this a global hit. Here at Goat, we are incredibly proud of what we’ve delivered to ITV and can’t wait for UK audiences to see it on screen for the first time on 16th April.” Mel Crawford Founder, Goat Films