Jason Donovan Joins ITV1’s Search For Jesus


He's dead excited - just look at the man!

Jason Donovan – for whom any dream will apparently do – has now signed up as a judge on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest TV search for a stage star.

Famed for his lead role in Joseph And The Technicolor Dreamcoat, Donovan will join Dawn French and the Lord himself on the panel of ITV’s Superstar. The show will seek out a lead actor for a new stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Speaking to the Press Association, the 43-year-old spoke of some of the earlier judging rounds he has already been involved with: “We have unearthed some cracking talent so far and I’m really pleased I’ve had time to get to know the finalists as we’ve moved through the competition stages.

“It’s an honour to sit by Andrew on the judging panel and I can’t wait for the live shows to start.â€?

After finding chart success and a place in the heart so millions of teenage fans back in the eighties, Donovan shot back into the heart of the British public following a recent stint on Strictly Come Dancing (we chatted with him, of course).Yesterday it was revealed that Radio 1’s Chris Moyles will take the role of Herod while Sporty Spice…we mean Mel C…we mean Melanie Chisholm…will play Mary Magdalene. Award-winning musical comedian Tim Minchin – also the co-writer of West End smash musical Matilda – has also been confirmed for the role of ‘Judas Iscariot’.

Current Britain’s Got Talent panellist, Amanda Holden, is due to host the talent search show which is due to air this summer.

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