Shania Twain replaces Sheridan Smith on Starstruck

·2-min read
Shania Twain replaces Sheridan Smith on ITV's 'Starstruck' credit:Bang Showbiz
Shania Twain replaces Sheridan Smith on ITV's 'Starstruck' credit:Bang Showbiz

Shania Twain has been confirmed as Sheridan Smith's 'Starstruck' replacement.

The global music icon will join Adam Lambert, Beverley Knight and Jason Manford on the panel of the ITV show - which is a revamped version of 'Stars in their Eyes' which saw hopefuls impersonate various music icons - after 'Four Lives' star Sheridan was unable to sign up for any further episodes because of her commitments to filming a new acting project.

In a video announcement on the 'Starstruck' Instagram page, Shania said: "Hi everyone, I'm here in Las Vegas I'm about to get on the stage to do a show, but I wanted to take a quick minute to say that I'm so excited about heading to the UK soon to join [the] 'Starstruck' panel. It's a real honour I am such a fan of the other artists on the panel, the judges, Adam, Beverly and Jason, I love all of you and I just look forward to being able to tell you that in person when I get there.

"I can't wait to see all the amazing talent there. All I can say is, let's go ITV."

Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment Commissioning, ITV said: "Shania is one of the all time music greats, not to mention a fabulous personality, so it's an honour to welcome her to the Starstruck panel alongside Adam, Beverley, Jason and of course Olly at the helm."

Cat Lawson, Creative Director, Remarkable Entertainment added: "We are over the moon to welcome music legend Shania Twain to our fantastic Starstruck panel. She is an absolute trailblazer who has collaborated with everyone from Elton John to Harry Styles. Shania will bring so much fun to our Saturday nights we simply cannot wait."

The show returns to ITV and ITVX in 2023.