MICKLEY-based voice coach Julie Miles is about to step into the spotlight herself as one of the judges on a prime-time talent competition.

It was revealed on Monday that she will be joining 'The 100' judges who 'yay' or 'neigh' contestants on All Together Now.

Hosted by comedian Rob Beckett, the show boasts a unique panel of judges - a mix of singers and experts drawn from every corner of the music industry - led by former Spice Girl Geri Horner.

Julie, who has made a name for herself nurturing a new generation of northern singers, including America's Got Talent's Courtney Hadwin, had a ball during filming in Manchester.

"It was surreal," she said. "I can't even describe it, because it was like nothing I've ever experienced before.

"We spent three weeks filming the series in September and there were at least 100 singers, vocal coaches, drag acts, you name it, all in the studio at the same time.

"It was very much a carnival atmosphere and it was full on!

"I have never been so tired in all my life, but I've never had so much fun either."

Each act aims to get as many of The 100 singing along with their performance, because the more that do the higher their score.

The new six-part series of All Together Now will be shown on BBC One in the new year, but in the meantime there will be a one-off celebrity special to whet appetites.

Scheduled to go out at 7.15pm on Christmas Eve, it will feature reality star Gemma Collins, footballer Chris Kamara, showbiz presenter Alison Hammond, EastEnders actress Laurie Brett, England rugby star Ben Foden, Love Island winner Amber Davies, actor Tyger Drew-Honey and comedians Omid Djalili and Sara Pascoe, all keen to impress The 100.

Julie said: "We didn't meet the celebrities, because the whole idea was to judge them on a level playing field, without any preconception of personality.

"Unlike other singing shows, this isn't about finding somebody who could be a potential recording artist.

"We are only judging who is the most entertaining, who we really felt spoke to us, who made us want to get up and sing along with them."