The ABC has announced a new show built around public speaking: Strictly Speaking.
The half hour format, produced by Southern Star Entertainment, is currently looking for 27 Australians from all walks of life willing to face one of their greatest fears – public speaking.
Amanda Duthie, ABC Head of Arts and Entertainment, said: “If you have ever wanted to release the secret speaker that lurks inside you, this is your chance. Strictly Speaking aims to bring all the fun of dancing or cooking or singing to public speaking. So come to an audition and show us what you’re made of.”
Rory Callaghan, Managing Director, Southern Star Entertainment, said: “Strictly Speaking is a dynamic new entertainment format that’ll literally get everyone talking. Southern Star is delighted to be in partnership once again with ABC TV.”
Applicants need to be 16 years or older and a confident speaker. Australia-wide auditions will be held in August. The audition sounds tough: No umms, no ahhs!
Application forms are available at www.abc.net.au/strictlyspeaking.
Closing date for applicants is Friday 6th of August 2009.