As exclusively revealed by TV Zone in November, ITV have announced the cast for the latest All Star Musicals special, due to air this Spring.
All Star Musicals will see ITV News and GMB’s Alex Beresford, actress Jacqueline Jossa, wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan, Coronation Street's Lisa George, James Bond actor Colin Salmon and rugby star Danny Care flexing their musical muscles for a night of show-stopping entertainment.
Each celebrity will embark on the ultimate musical theatre masterclass and hope to be voted All Star Musical's champion with their spectacular performance.
Equipped with world-class mentoring from musical theatre superstars; Elaine Paige OBE, Samantha Barks (Frozen, Les Miserables) and Trevor Dion Nicholas (Hamilton, Aladdin), the celebrities will be supported by a full West End ensemble and a live orchestra. Plus, in the lead up to their big performance, they will also receive training from esteemed West End choreographers and vocal coaches.
The musical hits performed will range from traditional to contemporary, including; Frozen, Les Miserables, 42nd Street and Hamilton.
Opening the show will be a performance from one of the most popular musicals of all time, Grease, performed by Elaine, Samantha, Trevor, and John Barrowman, who returns as host.
Alex Beresford said: “There’s a fine line between panic and excitement, but I can’t wait to challenge myself and feel the thrill of performing a musical number in front of a crowd. The acoustics in my shower are very sympathetic.”
Jacqueline Jossa said: “I am so excited to take part in All Star Musicals, it's thrilling and terrifying, and I can't wait to tackle a musical number that everyone knows and loves. My girls are going to love seeing me up on that stage!”
Michaela Strachan said: “'I am a huge fan of Musical Theatre so am super excited to be involved in ASM. As a wildlife presenter, I don't often get the chance to swap the walking boots and outdoor gear for something sparkly! I’m attempting to do something I haven’t done for over 30 years, spoiler alert, it's not the can can!”
Lisa George said: “ASM is a dream for me, both professionally and personally. The team have been so supportive and nurturing and I can't wait to take to the stage”
Colin Salmon said: “Who knew it would be so much fun learning to master the Master.”
Danny Care said: “I'm really excited to be doing something completely different and out of my comfort zone. I've always dreamt of performing in a musical and having the chance to work with so many talented people as part of the process has been amazing.”
All Star Musicals is coming soon to ITV.