ITV Studios has signed four international format deals with broadcasters to re-version family entertainment show Big Star’s Little Star.
Broadcasters in Finland, Belgium, Korea and Ukraine have purchased the 12 Yard-made show in which teams of celebrities and their children compete to win money for charity.
In Finland, SBS Discovery Television Oy has commissioned ITV Studios Nordic to make an eight-part run for its TV5 channel in the autumn, produced by Suvi Valkonen-Laine.
Meanwhile, JTBC has green-lit a 20-episode series to air in Korea from this month. VTM in Belgium has ordered six episodes, while in Ukraine a 10-part run has been commissioned by Inter TV.
The deals were brokered by ITVS Global Entertainment by Hyeonza Hong, senior vice president of sales in Asia, Phil Sequeira, senior sales executive north west EMEA, and vice president of sales south east EMEA, Jennifer Ebell.
The UK version of the show, hosted by Stephen Mulhern, drew an average rating of 3.8m (18%) viewers for its second series.
ITV Studios director of international formats, Mike Beale, said: “Big Star’s Little Star is a warm and cheeky series that lifts a light-hearted lid on celebrities’ lives.
It’s no surprise that it is in demand from broadcasters around the world looking for primetime family-friendly entertainment and we look forward to seeing these first international versions.”