Stars In Their Eyes ‘returning to ITV with Sheridan Smith in judging seat’
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Sheridan Smith is reportedly heading up the return of TV classic Stars In Their Eyes.
The show, which saw members of the public get a makeover to impersonate famous singers on stage, was a huge hit when it kicked off back in 1990.
It aired its final episode in December 2006, but now it's said to be coming back to ITV.
And what's more, BAFTA-winning actress and West End star Sheridan will reportedly take on a judging role.
It would be Sheridan's first big TV job since she became a mum to son Billy with fiancé Jamie Horn in May.
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The series is said to be getting a makeover and a new name – Starstruck – when it begins filming in May, next year.
An insider told The Sun : "Starstruck is a new take on telly classic Stars In Their Eyes and will see the public living out their dreams on stage as their idols."
The source said the show was meant to get moving earlier this year before it was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, and that the plan is now to have it on air next autumn.
They added: "Sheridan is the perfect fit for the show as one of the judges. Her job will be to critique the acts and then give them advice after they have performed.
Sheridan with son Billy
"Along with being a fantastic actress, Sheridan is a talented singer and after playing Cilla Black in the ITV show about her life, she knows a thing or two about impersonating amazing singers."
It's said that everyone working on the show is super excited to bring it back to TV screens and that casting has already begun.
Sheridan, 39, also recently revealed she's finally writing her autobiography after being asked for years to tell her story.
She's planning to spill all about the dramatic highs and lows of her career and her personal life.
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Sheridan as Cilla Black
The tell-all memoir will see the star open up about her high profile relationship with James Corden and her struggles with depression and anxiety.
She'll also address the tough time she went through while starring in Funny Girl on the West End, and what life has been like since she started a family.
Neither ITV nor Sheridan's representatives wanted to comment when contacted by Mirror Online.