Rock Till We Drop won't return to the BBC

Martin Kemp fronted the show with Lady Leshurr credit:Bang Showbiz
Martin Kemp fronted the show with Lady Leshurr credit:Bang Showbiz

'Rock Till We Drop' won't be returning to the BBC.

The talent show - which was fronted by Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp and Lady Leshurr - aired on BBC Two last year, but it's said bosses have decided against bringing it back for a second series.

A spokeswoman for the show told The Sun newspaper's TVBiz column: "There are no current plans for 'Rock Till We Drop' to return."

It's said the BBC has insisted the four-part show was only ever intended to be a one-off series.

Meanwhile, a source said: "This was a talent show with a difference, because it gave people who had a gift a second chance to let it shine.

"Whether it was down to illness, family, tragedy or just bad luck, many of those taking part hadn't had their dreams of becoming a performer realised.

"The only criteria they had to meet was that they were at least 64 years old - and in many cases they had applicants on the show who were far older."

The show saw Martin and Leshurr bring together and mentor two groups, guiding them on their sound and image before the bands made their stage debut.

Before the show aired, Martin said: "I’ve been involved in music and bands since I was 16 years old, from a school punk band called The Defects, playing to just a few friends in small pubs and clubs, to Spandau Ballet enjoying every second of the sheer overwhelming thrill of walking out onto a festival stage in front of 50,000 fans!

"I can’t wait to share that experience with the lucky few who make it into my band... who for whatever reason, their rock dreams didn’t quite happen. I’m so excited to give them a chance of a lifetime to make those dreams come true!"

Leshurr added: "I’m super excited to be involved in 'Rock Of Ages' and cannot wait to get out there to start my search for the best musical talent the UK has to offer.

"Our band members will prove that age is no barrier and that no matter how old you are you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

"There’s so much incredible talent around and I can’t wait to go on this exciting journey with them."