Phone Shop Idol is coming to a screen near you…..finally. Filming for this six part series that is to air on BBC2 started close to a year ago, but now the Corporation announced via its media centre that it is to go out on air at a 10pm slot.

Not quite the warm up act for Live at the Apollo but being past the watershed, its bound to be entertaining. The show follows a series of budding sales people from across the UK in an annual competition to be crowned Shop Idol of the mobile phone shop world. It shows the ups and downs of the contest and the paces the guys and girls go through to get there.

Filming happened up and down the country in various network and independent retailers, including the Norwich Chapelfields intu shopping centre, as contestants go out of their way to prove their worth and move through a series of stages including public popularity voting to sitting in front of judges.

Check out Roland Ratvai and the other contestants on this entertaining journey, BBC2 on Tuesday January 19th 2016 10pm.

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Alex Molina

Alex Molina

Head Honcho of Mobile 123.


BBC Media Centre