ALL STAR MUSICALS SHELVED BY ITV WITH NO PLANS FOR MORE SPECIALS

EXCLUSIVE ITV have shelved celebrity competition All Star Musicals after five years, TV Zone can reveal.



The ITV programme, originally hosted by Freddie Flintoff before being hosted by John Barrowman from 2019 onwards, will not be returning for a special this year.



Each episode saw a host of famous faces take to the stage to perform an iconic musical number. Each of the celebrities aimed to impress the studio (or latterly virtual) audience, as well as the panel.


An ITV spokesperson confirmed to TV Zone: "There are no current plans for another special but wouldn't rule out further specials in the future."



The celebrities were mentored by Elaine Paige and supported by a West End chorus line and, in the lead up to their big performance, received training from expert choreographers and vocal coaches.




The most recent judges alongside Elaine were Trevor Dion Nicholas (Hamilton, Aladdin) and Samantha Barks (Les Miserables, Frozen).


The musical numbers performed were from a range of famous musicals, both contemporary and traditional. These included Hamilton, Les Misérables, Frozen and The Greatest Showman.



The most recent celebrities to compete were actress Jacqueline Jossa, wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan, Coronation Street's Lisa George, James Bond actor Colin Salmon, presenter Alex Beresford and rugby star Danny Care.


Previous episodes of All Star Musicals are available to stream on ITV Hub.