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18 January 2017 | Firecracker Films

Hitting 5STAR’S screen this year will be Firecracker Films’ brand new series Baby Ballroom(8x60), which lifts the lid on the competitive world of some of the UK's top junior ballroom couples as they waltz, foxtrot and Paso Doble their way to what they hope will be first place finishes, titles and trophies. 

Set in an extraordinary dance school in Wolverhampton this sparkly series will combine the everyday lives, hard work and sacrifice of the dance couples, their parents and teachers whilst not forgetting the glitz, glamour and fake tan fun of this extraordinary world.

5STAR announced the show along with a number of other commissions for the year, which build on the channel’s success from last year. 2016 was a year in which the channel undertook a rebrand, launched its first ever original commissions and saw a number of successful acquisitions launch. 

In 2016 the channel delivered an average audience of 49k/0.57% share of individuals across the year – making it the most successful year in its history. The channel also attracted an average of 0.9% for 16-34s across 2016 – again making it 5STAR’s best ever year for this audience. With a key focus on entertaining informative formats alongside escapist drama such as recent acquisition of NBC’s Emerald City, 5STAR’S content and schedule is all designed for a 16-34 audience.

Sebastian Cardwell and Gemma Hewlett, who manage 5STAR, said “After a record breaking year we’re excited to be adding to 5STAR’s growing raft of original commissions, as well as bringing back a number of hit shows for our viewers.”


For more information, please contact:

Edward Brody, Publicity Manager, Tinopolis Group