ITV’s All Star Musicals unveils a star-studded Christmas line up

All Star Musicals at Christmas will see presenter Fern Britton, actor Ben Miller, former-MP and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, presenter Anita Rani, actress Catherine Tyldesley, and sports presenter Radzi Chinyanganya, take centre-stage for a night of festive entertainment.

They’ll embark on the ultimate musical theatre masterclass, each hoping to steal the show with their spectacular performance and be voted All Star Musicals Champion. Equipped with world-class mentoring from the returning panel, musical theatre powerhouses; Elaine Paige OBE, Samantha Barks (Frozen, Les Miserables) and Trevor Dion Nicholas (Hamilton, Aladdin), the celebrities will be supported by a full West End ensemble, a live orchestra, and, in the lead up to their big performance, also receive training from esteemed West End choreographers and vocal coaches. The musical numbers performed will be from a range of iconic musicals, both contemporary and traditional, including; Cats, Moana and The Rocky Horror Show.

The night of musicals magic will feature a special performance from one of the West End’s biggest shows, plus an exclusive performance by Samantha Barks, who plays Elsa in the West End, of Into The Unknown from Frozen 2.

Returning to host the show is John Barrowman, who will team up with Elaine, Samantha and Trevor, opening the show with a spectacular Greatest Showman medley.



Fern Britton said “A chance to dress up and dance with a full orchestra! What a Christmas present!”




Ben Miller said “I have new respect for musicals! After weeks of training I am nowhere near ready. In fact, I don’t know what I was thinking.”




Gyles Brandeth said “I can’t sing and I can’t dance, but I can dream! And this is a dream come true – being in a number in my favourite musical, My Fair Lady.”




Anita Rani said “What better time to come together to perform some show stopping musical hits on stage. It’s a festive treat that’s guaranteed to bring some sparkle to everyone’s living rooms this Christmas”




Catherine Tyldesley said “I’m a huge musical theatre fan- so the chance to sing a song from the first musical I fell in love with is a dream come true. Really excited about the tuition too – a great chance to learn from the best“




Radzi Chinyanganya said “I cannot believe that I’ll be performing in front of the nation doing something that honestly terrifies and excites me in equal measure. I’m starting as a day one, hour one beginner, so I’m really going to be testing the skills of the fantastic musical coaches. I can’t really sing, I don’t normally dance, so what could possibly go wrong?!”




All Star Musicals will air this Christmas on ITV and ITV Hub. All Star Musicals is produced by MultiStory Media, part of ITV Studios. Global distribution is handled by ITV Studios.