ITV is bringing back Stars In Their Eyes.
The commercial broadcaster has ordered a new run of the classic show, which will be fronted by award winning comedian Harry Hill. ITV also said that they are developing a number of new formats featuring Hill.
Stars In Their Eyes ran on ITV from 1990 to 2006. The revived series, which is being produced by Endemol’s Initial, will see members of the public emerging from the iconic doors to take centre stage in a brand new arena, having been transformed into global music icons by the industry’s leading make-up and wardrobe stylists. The executive producers are Mirella Breda and Nic McNeilis.
“Without a doubt, appearing on Stars in their Eyes as Morrissey all those years ago (although beaten, unfairly in my view, by Kirsty Young’s Peggy Lee) was one of the highlights of my light entertainment career”, said Harry Hill. “So imagine the smile bought to my lips when I was asked by ITV at a secret breakfast meeting in a top London hotel to take the reigns of this Rolls-Royce of pop-impression talent shows and walk in the footsteps of showbiz giants Crowther, Kelly and Deeley! And on ITV too! Dust off the wigs and sequins – I’m coming home!”
“It’s so good to have Harry back in the heart of ITV peak time, bringing his own unique, brilliantly comic flair to such a popular show”, said ITV’s Director of Entertainment and Comedy Elaine Bedell, who commissioned the new series alongside ITV’s Comedy Commissioning Editor Claire Zolkwer. “We love working with Harry at ITV, and we’re also developing further formats, with the BAFTA award-winning comedian.”