ITV has announced that All Star Musicals will return for two specials this winter.
In each episode, six celebrities per episode will take centre stage as they embark on the ultimate musical theatre masterclass, each hoping to steal the show with their spectacular performance and be voted All Star Musicals Champion.
They will be mentored and judged by the returning panel of 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, in the lead up to their big performance, also receive training from esteemed West End choreographers and vocal coaches. The musical numbers performed will be from a range of famous musicals, both contemporary and traditional.
Returning to host the show is John Barrowman, who will also team up with Elaine, Samantha and Trevor for the opening performances, creating an evening of musicals magic!
The first special will air over the festive season on ITV and ITV Hub with the second set to debut in 2022. Exact air dates are to be announced.
John Barrowman said: “We’re back with not one, but two helpings of this feel-good and fabulous musical affair and I can’t wait to show audiences what we have in store this time around.”
Elaine Paige added: “I can’t wait to be reunited with my fellow panellists as we get treated to front row seats to a night of festive entertainment. Expect higher stakes as more celebrities take to the stage to battle it out for the title of All Star Musicals Champion. Not to mention, there’s a few surprise performances along the way…”
Samantha Barks commented: “I’m thrilled to be back on the panel for two fun-filled nights of first-class entertainment that will have audiences up and out of their seats dancing the night away. There’s a stellar line up of new celebrity performers we can’t wait to reveal, so watch this space.
And Trevor Dion Nicholas enthused “Musical theatre is back with a boom, and so are we. We’re returning to the stage, with more celebrities, more musical numbers and more epic entertainment to celebrate the joy of musicals.”
The celebrity line up for the specials is to be confirmed.