All Star Musicals is going to be hilarious

Jen Crothers
·2-min read
Photo credit: Kieron McCarron
Photo credit: Kieron McCarron

From Good Housekeeping

ITV has announced the air date for the return of All Star Musicals - and it's almost here!

Proving Sunday (21 March) night is a huge night for TV, several hours before we're all glued to Line of Duty, comes a one-off special of All Star Musicals - featuring a host of unlikely celebrities singing to impress us.

Case in point: Political correspondent Robert Peston is taking part, swapping government briefings for the bright lights of the West End stage. Actress Jessica Hynes, barrister and broadcaster Robert Rinder, actor Barney Walsh, doctor and presenter Dr Ranj Singh, and EastEnders' Luisa Bradshaw-White make up the rest of the line up.

Each celebrity will perform an iconic musical number, and here’s the full list of performances:

Jessica Hynes - When You’re Good To Mama from Chicago

Barney Walsh - Flash Bang Wallop from Half a Sixpence

Robert Rinder - Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast

Photo credit: Kieron McCarron
Photo credit: Kieron McCarron

Ranj Singh - Come What May from Moulin Rouge

Luisa Bradshaw White - This Is Me from The Greatest Showman

Robert Peston - Luck Be A Lady from Guys & Dolls

Photo credit: Kieron McCarron
Photo credit: Kieron McCarron

The one off special will be hosted by John Barrowman, with the fabulous Elaine Paige OBE heading up the panel of judges. A virtual audience will also cast its vote, and this score will be combined with the judges to crown the 2021 All Star Musicals champion.

Elaine will be mentoring the celebrities, and they will receive training from expert choreographers and vocal coaches to prep them for their stage debuts.

Photo credit: Kieron McCarron
Photo credit: Kieron McCarron

"Now more than ever we're all in need of some fabulous musical entertainment and I can't wait to be reunited with Elaine on stage for All Star Musicals,” explains John. “We've got the most amazing show lined up with something for everyone and lots and lots of surprises!"

Elaine adds, "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."

It's the TV of 2021 we didn't realise we needed.

All Star Musicals airs on ITV on Sunday, 21 March at 6:30PM

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