What is ITV’s new talent show Starstruck and when does it air?

This weekend, a brand new talent show is hitting our screens with a chance for people to win a whopping £50,000.

ITV’s Starstruck is a singing competition with a similar format to the once popular show Stars In Their Eyes.

Ordinary audience members will transform into some of the world’s greatest music icons of all time.

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The series will see four teams of three compete each week to win the vote of our expert judges and virtual audience for a coveted place in the finals and a chance to win the prize money.

On the panel, we’ll see award-winning singer and actress Sheridan Smith, Queen singer Adam Lambert, comedian Jason Manford and musical theater star Beverley Knight.

Joining them will be Olly Murs who will host the new show.



Pictured: Adam Lambert, Sheridan Smith, Olly Murs, Beverley Knight and Jason Manford.

Speaking about hosting Starstruck, Olly said: “I love it. I’ve always wanted to do something new and find something that matches my personality, something where I can be me and cheeky.

“I wanted it to be something lighthearted and entertaining. I think that’s where Starstruck ticks all the boxes. It was a heavenly match as far as what I wanted to do. It’s just a show fun to be a part of and everyone is great to work with.”

The new series will see the UK mainstream having the unique chance to shed their normal persona and become a global superstar.

On the show, we’ll see people transform from Amy Winehouse to Ariana Grande, Lionel Richie to Lady Gaga, Marvin Gaye to Michael Buble, and many more in between.

Judge Adam Lambert said, “I’m so excited to be involved with Starstruck. I loved the idea from the moment I heard about it, and it’s going to be a lot of fun.

“I can’t wait to see people transform into their idols! After the year everyone has been through, let’s unite through creativity and music and have a great time!”

So who will have what it takes to wow the judges and leave them Starstruck?

Starstruck starts this Saturday (February 12) on ITV at 8.30pm

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