New Talent Show — “Bigger Than Britney” — Seeks Out Supersized Pop Wannabes

Just when you thought you’d heard it all…Overweight lookalikes of pop stars like Britney Spears and Lady Gaga have been invited to take part in a slimming new talent show across the pond.

Bigger Than Britney will debut on the UK’s Sky Living next year and producers are already on the hunt for curvaceous doppelgangers of stars to take part in the show, The Sun reports. Each week’ll feature a different lookalike of pop charttopper — think Beyonce or Cheryl Cole — who want to lose weight. The audience will tune in to see if they look more like the singer if they shed the pounds. Call it an obese tribute act; contestant will then be shown trying to slim down to look as much like their idol as possible, using the star’s own fitness regimes.

“It’s not just a case of point and laugh at fat people. It will attempt to lift the curtain on celebrity diets,” according to a production insider. “We want people who want to slim down in a sensible way as the idea is they will be able to keep the weight off for good…The women who pull it off may just land themselves a lucrative contract with a talent agency.”

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