ITV ‘axes’ popular Saturday night show leaving viewers gutted
ITV has reportedly axed talent show Starstruck. The show, which was a modern-day version of Stars In Their Eyes, has aired for two series on the channel.
Hosted by Olly Murrs, the show featured a raft of talent on the judging panel, including Wolverhampton singer Beverley Knight, Queen frontman Adam Lambert, country star Shania Twain and comedian Jason Manford. It saw contestants impersonate a variety of famous faces, from Cher to Britney Spears – often to the hilarity of viewers.
Last year, the overall winner Abbie Edwards – who performed as Adele – was handed £50k. A source told the Daily Star: “There were plans to film a new series this autumn and air it in 2024, but they have now been scrapped.”
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The source added that the channel is looking for another talent show to take its place. ITV said a third series had not been announced but did not confirm the show would definitely not return.
A spokesperson said: “Starstruck has been a successful new entertainment format for ITV1 and ITVX, consistently holding its slot in our schedules. We haven’t yet confirmed a third series but are in regular conversations with the show’s producers Remarkable.”
Viewers took to Twitter to comment on the news. One posted a crying GIF.