Fame Academy (2002)

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Fame Academy was a televised competition to search for and educate new musical talents. The winner received a chance to become a successful music artist and part of the international franchise Star Academy known under various titles in various countries.

In the UK version, the prize consisted of a £1m recording contract with a major record company, plus the use of a luxury apartment in London and a sports car for one year. It was broadcast by the BBC and co-produced by an Endemol company called 'Initial'. The first series was won by David Sneddon and the second and final series by Alex Parks.

The show was so successful that the BBC decided to screen celebrity versions for Comic Relief. Starting 2003, Comic Relief Does Fame Academy saw celebrities singing as students of the Academy with proceeds from the phone votes being donated to the charity. This was far more successful than the original show, and many believe its success secured the second series of the main programme.

Series Cast

  1. David Sneddon

    64 Episodes

  2. Cat Deeley

    Cat Deeley

    64 Episodes

  3. Ainslie Henderson

    64 Episodes

  4. Alex Parks

    64 Episodes

  5. Carolynne Good

    64 Episodes

  6. David Grant

    64 Episodes

  7. James Fox

    64 Episodes

  8. Alistair Griffin

    64 Episodes

  9. Peter Brame

    64 Episodes

  10. View More

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Last Season

Season 2

2003 | 30 Episodes

This second series of Fame Academy was broadcast in the UK over thirteen weeks from July - October 2003. It was won by Alex Parks. The judging panel of the show consisted of Richard Park, Carrie Grant, David Grant and Robin Gibb during the live shows. Jonathan Ross was a judge on the final giving his opinions on the acts.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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