'All Star Musicals': Which celebrities are singing in the contest?

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'All Star Musicals' returns with a new star cast. (ITV)
'All Star Musicals' returns with a new star cast. (ITV)

All Star Musicals is set to return for another star-studded night at the theatre, with a new cast of celebrity performers announced.

The ITV show sees famous faces take on musical theatre training with the help of West End stars and coaches to stage the performance of their lives and compete to be crowned the champion.

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Hosted by John Barrowman, the show's mentors include Elaine Paige, Frozen and Les Miserables star Samantha Barks, and Hamilton and Aladdin's Trevor Dion Nicholas.

The six celebrities taking part will be coached to sing a West End hit along with a full ensemble cast and live orchestra - here's who will be taking to the stage.

Alex Beresford

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Alex Beresford is an ITV weather presenter. (ITV)

The Good Morning Britain weather presenter is known for prompting Piers Morgan's on-air walkout from the show after a row about Meghan Markle's Oprah Winfrey interview.

Beresford, 41, has also taken part in Dancing On Ice and 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

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Can Jacqueline Jossa master the world of musicals? (ITV)

Ex-EastEnders star Jossa won I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! 2019, the last series to take place in Australia before the pandemic hit.

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The 29-year-old mum-of-two 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

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Michaela Strachan is really wild about musicals. (ITV)

TV presenter Strachan, 55, works on wildlife shows including Springwatch and Autumnwatch, and became known for The Really Wild Show early in her career.

She said: "I am a huge fan of musical theatre so am super excited to be involved in All Star Musicals. 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

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Lisa George is swapping walking the cobbles for treading the boards. (ITV)

The actor, 51, has been known to soap fans as Coronation Street's Beth Tinker since 2011 and has also taken part in Dancing On Ice before.

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She said: "All Star Musicals 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

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Colin Salmon is a Hollywood star. (ITV)

Hollywood star Salmon, 60, is best known for starring in three James Bond films as Charles Robinson.

Salmon appeared to hint at a Les Miserables performance as he said: "Who knew it would be so much fun learning to master the Master."

Danny Care

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Rugby union player Danny Care. (ITV)

Rugby union star Care, 35, plays for London team Harlequins as well as internationally for England.

He 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 due to air later this spring on ITV.

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