A shopping centre will hold auditions for a BBC talent search.

The BBC has announced it is searching for the next generation of radio station talent. 39 radio stations across England and the Channel Islands are holding auditions.

BBC Three Counties Radio will be holding auditions at intu Watford shopping centre next Sunday (September 29) from 11am to 5pm.

Anyone aged over 18 can audition and no previous experience is required. People who audition will have 60 seconds to impress judges by talking about something unique - such as something they care about, a personal topic or about their community.

Watford Observer:

The BBC are searching for new radio talent photo: BBC

Judges are looking for people who have the potential to contribute to existing shows, present their own one-off programme or to have a regular slot on a station.

The three judges for Watford include variety performer, La Voix, TV fitness guru, Nana Akua and BBC Presenter Danny Fullbrook.

The event will be hosted by BBC Three Counties breakfast presenter Andy Collins.

BBC England’s head of audio and digital Chris Burns said: “BBC local radio has always been the place in the BBC where new talent can get a break.

“Very few of today’s famous broadcasters have not done a stint at their local station.

“We are determined to discover the next generation of new radio talent. Our local teams speak to hundreds of people every day and know there are plenty of fascinating talkers out there who deserve more airtime.

“So we’re opening our doors and inviting people to have a go at getting a slot on one of our stations.”

For further information and full terms and conditions visit www.bbc.co.uk/newvoices