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The Voice UK's Olly Murs to host new ITV singing series

Louise McCreesh
·2-min read
Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

The Voice UK coach Olly Murs is to host a new ITV singing series.

The former X Factor presenter will front Starstruck, which will see contestants dress up as their favourite musical icons and be joined onstage by two other contestants to perform the same number as the same artist in front a panel of judges and a large virtual audience.

Competing in teams, each trio will then try to make it through to the grand finale and win a £50,000 prize.

Judging the contestants will be Beverley Knight, Sheridan Smith, Adam Lambert and Jason Manford.

Photo credit: Karwai Tang / Contributor - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang / Contributor - Getty Images

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"I'm really excited to be hosting a big Saturday night show like Starstruck," Olly said.

"It ticks all the boxes; it's about feel-good family fun, which is something we all need right now. The performances should keep us well entertained and I can't wait to see whether anyone wants to be transformed into me for the night!"

"I can't wait to see which talented members of the public leave our extraordinary panel Starstruck," said Head of Entertainment Commissioning at ITV, Katie Rawcliffe. "With fabulous transformations, lots of fun and the brilliant Olly Murs at the helm it's going to be hugely entertaining for the whole family."

Olly currently works as a coach on The Voice UK.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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He also recently appeared in Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death, which saw him emotionally recap his relationship with the late TV presenter.

Starstruck will air on ITV.

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