Subsequent a host of movie star names as they struggle it out to be topped television’s final triple-danger, the well-known ITV display seems established to return, more substantial and far better than at any time prior to.
This year’s line-up involves Excellent Early morning Britain’s Alex Beresford, previous EastEnders’ star Jacqueline Jossa, wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan, Coronation Street’s Lisa George, James Bond actor Colin Salmon, and rugby star Danny Care.
A assorted mix of qualities, the a single-off instalment will see the celebrities at the time once more stand centre-stage in a bid to impress the live theatre audience and panel of West Conclude stars.
Returning to the judging panel, theatrical icon Elaine Paige will sit alongside Les Miserables actress Samantha Barks and Aladdin star Trevor Dion Nicholas as they feed again to the performers. Not only that, but the demonstrate will element a specific general performance to mark The Phantom of the Opera’s 30-fifth anniversary in London’s West End, together with a exclusive rendition of Grease, done by the panel, together with host John Barrowman.
Ahead of the new sequence landing on our screens, we sit down with Jossa, 29, to explore much more.
We are Excited TO Catch THE NEW EPISODE, HAVE YOU Generally BEEN A Lover OF MUSICALS?
I’ve normally liked musicals. I’m a musical geek. My favorite factor to do is to go and check out a musical, so to get a prospect to be on the other facet of that, to do something a bit distinct, press myself a tiny bit, it was a no brainer, truly.
WAS THERE A Perception OF COMRADESHIP Amid THE Superstars?
It was a relief that you experienced anyone else heading via what you’re internally heading as a result of. At the conclusion of the method, we lastly received to meet up with each and every other. So then it was kind of clung on and supported and it definitely designed every person sense greater, I thought.
DID YOU Obtain Accomplishing Are living A Problem?
I have not completed much dwell stuff at any time really. EastEnders, if you mess up, you can go once again. And then in the I am A Superstar… jungle I was just being myself and I located that rather purely natural. I type of realised about 20 minutes before going on, ‘Oh, this is the initially time – aside from a karaoke session, a minimal bit drunk with my buddies – I’ve really sung a complete tune on my own in entrance of a dwell audience’. I begun panicking a tiny bit then. Silly thought, truly, but it was like 20 minutes in advance of heading on. I psyched myself out a minor little bit. And it was truly scary. It was genuinely nerve racking.
DID YOU Decide UP ANY Superior General performance Assistance?
I bought hundreds of assistance I have kept with me. Some of the issues I was taught by Samantha Barks – I’m like her largest enthusiast anyway, so it was a bit outrageous to even meet her. Then to sing in entrance of her and get tips from her, I’ve undoubtedly locked it away in my tiny toolbox for the long run. And we have been so lucky to work with Mary. It did unlock a new aspect of my voice I did not even know I experienced – a new self-confidence. And I actually loved it.
DID YOU GET TO Choose YOUR Track?
This is a music I’ve in no way sung ahead of and by no means would have tried to sing. No thank you. It is not me at all. I experienced hopes and goals I definitely wished to do a diverse music. I was hoping for a little bit of, you know, Eponine or a little something since it is really some thing I know effectively and I love. It certainly took me out of my consolation zone. I felt a good deal much more relaxed singing other music but I guess that was the challenge of it. They preferred every of us to have our have issues, and not make it straightforward for us. And that definitely worked I feel we were a lot more proud in the end simply because of it.
WILL WE RECOGNISE IT?
Nans, grandads, four calendar year olds – every age is familiar with this music. It’s likely the biggest song a Disney Princess has at any time sung.
DID YOU HAVE Good friends AND Family members IN THE Audience?
I in fact favor not to have individuals but you are unable to not in a little something like this. I believe it can be egocentric not to allow my kids appear and view, and my mum and dad. They normally get initially dibs when I do anything like this, since it is been a desire of mine for my entire life. So if this is all I get to do, I want them there. They definitely liked seeing and my tiny women sat by means of the entire thing and they actually cherished everyone’s overall performance. They have been so thrilled to be there. They just loved it. And Ella was like ‘I may be on telly for the reason that the digicam arrived our way’.
WHO WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR HARSHEST CRITIC?
My harshest critics are my daughters, genuinely, I’m not just stating that. They are extremely, incredibly straightforward with me. If I’m singing all-around the residence, I get advised to shut up quite a good deal. It really is just one of the things that they can look at they really like musicals and Disney just as substantially as me.
All Star Musicals, STV, tomorrow, 7.30pm