Six famous faces will take to the stage to flex their theatrical muscles for one night only as All Star Musicals returns for a special this March.
The ITV show is back for a one-off show, which will see this year’s line-up embark on the ultimate musical theatre masterclass, culminating in a show stopping one-night extravaganza.
The line-up has now been confirmed, and ITV have now released a new clip, showing them all in action – exciting stuff!
Here’s everything you need to know about All Star Musicals 2021.
When will All Star Musicals be on TV?
The All Star Musicals special will air on Sunday, 21st March at 6:30pm.
The one-off episode will last an hour and half, so get your popcorn ready for an evening of pure theatrical bliss!
How can I watch All Star Musicals?
It’s easy, All Star Musicals is an ITV show, so you can watch it live or on the ITV Hub.
What is All Star Musicals?
This is the show that sprinkles glitters over celebrities and turns them into musical performers. Famous folk will receive vocal coaching and dance lessons before standing in front of a West End chorus line to perform their choice of song from a musical. They will hope to wow a panel of judges as well as a virtual audience, each of which will award scores. The scores will be combined (just like on Strictly) and at the end of the one-off special a lucky celeb will be named the 2021 All Star Musicals champion.
Who is the host of All Star Musicals?
Original host John Barrowman is back to present the show and he can’t wait. “Now more than ever we’re all in need of some fabulous musical entertainment and I can’t wait to be reunited with [judge] Elaine Paige on stage for All Star Musicals,” he says. “We’ve got the most amazing show lined up with something for everyone and lots and lots of surprises!”
Who are the judges on All Star Musicals?
West End legend Elaine Paige once again sits at the head of the panel, offering her feedback as well as providing each performer with a special masterclass. She’s excited to be back. “All Star Musicals is a joy to be a part of, I’m so pleased to be back heading up the critics’ panel and mentoring our new celebrities. We’ve got the most wonderful evening of musical theatre and entertainment lined up for viewers and some very exciting surprises.”
The show’s original judges – Strictly star Kevin Clifton and Broadway sensation Kristin Chenoweth – will not appear on the show in 2021.
Instead, Samantha Barks joins the panel. Barks shot to fame in BBC One talent show I’d Do Anything, a search for an actress to play Nancy in a West End production of Oliver!, for which the judges included ASM host John Barrowman. Although Barks lost out to Jodie Prenger, she has gone on to great success, starring in the blockbuster film adaptation of Les Miserables.
West End star Trevor Dion Nicholas will also return to the panel.
Which celebrities will be appearing in All Star Musicals?
This year’s contestants include actress Jessica Hynes, barrister and broadcaster Robert Rinder, actor Barney Walsh, political journalist Robert Peston, doctor and presenter Dr Ranj Singh, and actress Luisa Bradshaw-White.
Each of the celebrities will be mentored by Elaine Paige and supported by a West End chorus line, expert choreographers and vocal coaches as they prepare to embark on this once in a lifetime performance.
ITV recently released a video clip of the contestants preparing for the show, and it looks like we’re in for a seriously entertaining show on Sunday!
Who won series one of All Star Musicals?
The show first aired in 2019, featuring money saving expert Martin Lewis as Joseph (complete with technicolour dreamcoat), The Masked Singer host Joel Dommett as Hairspray’s Corny Collins and Alan Titchmarsh singing ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ from South Pacific. Completing the line up were actress Tessa Peake Jones, Emmerdale star Amy Walsh and comedian London Hughes.
It was Corrie’s Daniel Brocklebank who was named the winner, after performing From Now On from The Greatest Showman.