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Sheridan Smith ‘signs up to be a judge on ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes reboot’

Sheridan Smith ‘signs up to be a judge on ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes reboot’ as the show returns with revamped celebrity panel

Sheridan Smith has reportedly landed a role as a judge on the rebooted version of Stars In The Eyes.

The much-loved classic, formerly hosted by Matthew Kelly, is set to return to ITV, with a revamped celebrity judging panel, and according to reports, the actress, 39, is set to take the helm.

The role would be Sheridan’s first major TV gig since she welcomed her baby son Billy with fiancé Jamie Horn in May.

Starry eyed: Sheridan Smith has reportedly landed a role as a judge on the rebooted version of Stars In The Eyes (pictured in August)

The talent show, which last aired in December 2006, sees members of the public undergo an impressive transformation, before coming out to impersonate their favourite singers. 

The new version is set to be renamed as Starstruck and filming kicks off in May 2021.

The series was initially set to get underway this year, but thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, filming has been delayed and the show is not expected to air until the autumn.  

Revamp: The much-loved classic, formerly hosted by Matthew Kelly, is set to return to ITV, with a revamped celebrity judging panel, and according to reports, the actress, 39, is set to take the helm

Revamp: The much-loved classic, formerly hosted by Matthew Kelly, is set to return to ITV, with a revamped celebrity judging panel, and according to reports, the actress, 39, is set to take the helm

A source 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.

‘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.’

They continued: ‘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.’ 

MailOnline have contacted representatives of Sheridan Smith and ITV for comment.  

New mum: The role would be Sheridan's first major TV gig since she welcomed her baby son Billy with fiancé Jamie Horn in May

New mum: The role would be Sheridan’s first major TV gig since she welcomed her baby son Billy with fiancé Jamie Horn in May

Leading lady: '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' (pictured in 2016)

Leading lady: ‘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’ (pictured in 2016)

Stars In Their Eyes remains one of Britain’s most successful shows of all time, attracting around 13 million viewers for the live grand final at the end of each series.

The show has one of the most memorable catchphrases in TV history: ‘Tonight Matthew, I’m going to be…’

The show premiered on 21 July 1990 and ran until 23 December 2006.

It was originally presented by Leslie Crowther but Matthew Kelly, now 70, took over in May 1993, before he was replaced by Cat Deeley in 2004.

An Elvis Presley special hosted by Russ Abbot aired in January 1993, as well as 2003 specials hosted by Davina McCall.

Popular: Stars In Their Eyes remains one of Britain's most successful shows of all time, attracting around 13 million viewers for the live grand final at the end of each series

Popular: Stars In Their Eyes remains one of Britain’s most successful shows of all time, attracting around 13 million viewers for the live grand final at the end of each series

Stars In Their Eyes: The singing contest involved members of the public impersonate celebrities (pictured contestant as Cher)

Stars In Their Eyes: The singing contest involved members of the public impersonate celebrities (pictured contestant as Cher) 

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