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Jason Manford 'joins Starstruck judging panel'

Jason Manford 'joins Starstruck judging panel'
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Comedian Jason Manford reportedly signs up as the fourth and final judge of upcoming Stars In Their Eyes reboot Starstruck.

Jason Manford has reportedly joined ITV's big new entertainment series Starstruck as its fourth and final judge.

The show - airing later this year - is essentially an updated version of Stars In Their Eyes, with groups of contestants performing as their favourite singers in a bid to win a cash prize.

Sheridan Smith, Adam Lambert and Beverley Knight have already signed up to form part of the judging panel and now The Sun says that comedian Manford, who appeared on The Masked Singer last year, is on board as the final judge.

"Jason is a fantastic addition to the panel," a source told the newspaper. "He is hilarious and won't hold back on his commentary about the acts giving it their all on stage.

"Jason knows all about the pressures of performing live, not only from his stand-up but from his stint on The Masked Singer as Hedgehog.

"He has told everyone he wants to have a laugh on the panel and will be trying his best to make sure his fellow judges and the acts are in stitches."

Pop singer Olly Murs has reportedly been lined up to host the new show, which is expected to air on Saturday nights from the autumn.

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