Motors TV's Got Talent returns to unearth new stars of the small screen

Commentary and presenting competition to run throughout 2015 Autosport International ShowWinners to join coverage team for British GT ChampionshipVisitors at January’s Autosport International Show in Birmingham can stake their claim as the next Martin Brundle or Suzi Perry when Motors TV’s Got Talent returns for a second year (January 8-11).

The competition will seek out fresh on-air talent for the channel’s coverage of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship, with two winners – one commentator and one presenter – joining their experienced broadcast team throughout the 2015 season.

First launched at this year’s show, the contest proved a huge success with hundreds of hopefuls seizing their chance to break into motorsport television. These were whittled down to a shortlist of five commentators and five presenters, whose performances were judged by @MotorsTV Twitter followers and a panel of industry experts.

“We’re thrilled to bring Motors TV’s Got Talent back for a second year,” enthused Head of Programming and Acquisitions Frederic Viger. “The contest attracted significant interest throughout the show and generated a very high standard of entries, particularly our winners Liam Jenkins and Henry Beaudette. This year we’re hoping it will be bigger and better still.

“A sincere thank you goes out to our production partners Hayfisher for their role,” he continued. “They’ve been very supportive over the years and were fully behind the inaugural Motors TV’s Got Talent. I am very pleased to say that they’ll be doing the same in 2015.”

Attendees are invited to strut their stuff in front of the camera or behind the microphone at the channel’s stand (no.2765, Hall 20), which will once again be transformed into a professional TV studio and commentary booth.

As the inaugural commentary competition winner, Liam seized his shot at television work and has since been approached by other series to continue building his new career. His advice for anyone considering entering this time around is simple: go for it.

“To work with such an experienced and helpful team was a privilege,” revealed Liam. “If you want to develop your skills and maybe even start a new career then you simply cannot miss this competition.

“The highlight was acting as lead commentator for the 3 Hours of Silverstone,” he continued. “Working on a televised race was a goal of mine for several years, so this was a dream come true.

“If you're at Autosport International Show in January do not pass this up. If you aren't already going, it may be time to start planning a trip to the NEC!”

Motors TV’s daily Autosport International Show highlights programme will showcase some of the best and worst candidates from the contest, with the 10 shortlisted finalists from both categories announced at a later date. For further updates on the contest, follow MotorsTV on Twitter and on Facebook.Motors TV UK is available on Freeview 71/240, Sky Channel 447, and Virgin Media 545.

*Eventual winners must hold a valid UK drivers’ licence and be available to travel across the UK at specific weekends throughout 2015.

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