Amanda Holden Jumps Into Bed With Lord Lloyd Webber

Amanda Holden will lead the search for Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s next Jesus Christ Superstar.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge says she is yet to “sign on the dotted lineâ€? for upcoming ITV1 talent search, Superstar, but is “terrifiedâ€? at the prospect of presenting the show.

She told This Morning: “I am hosting – it’s terrifying. We haven’t signed on the dotted line yet, but I am and I’m not sure if I’m supposed to talk about it!”

“They’ve gone all over the country and Andrew said they’ve even had some girls auditioning as well and I’m not sure they’ve sorted out the judging panel yet but it’s going to be a huge arena tour and it’ll go worldwide.”

Lending their expert opinions to the show will be Jason Donovan, singer Mel C and casting demi-god David Grindrod.

Lord Lloyd Webber has said: “I’m pleased to appoint David, Jason and Melanie to assist me with the candidates during Callbacks as I select my final 40 to go further for intensive training. They will be using their unique arena and stage experience to help me narrow down my choices for the live shows.

“What we’re looking for is a rock star who will go on to sing the role of Jesus in the UK’s first ever arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar.”

Former musical talent search shows initiated by “The Lordâ€? have including I’d Do Anything and Over The Rainbow and appeared on BBC1. But the musical maestro’s latest idea sparked controversy with the publicly funded broadcaster and prompted the move to ITV1.

An insider speaking at the time said: “He has been wanting to get this off the ground for some time but the BBC just didn’t want it.

“They had issues about auditioning for Jesus. They feared Christians would get hot under the collar.â€?

Auditions for the show have now closed and it is expected to air on ITV1 later this year