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Kristin Chenoweth, Trevor Dion Nicholas and Kevin Clifton join Elaine Paige and John Barrowman for All Star Musicals

The panel of experts for the return of the TV show has been announced

Trevor Dion Nicholas, Kristin Chenoweth and Kevin Clifton
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The panel of expert critics for All Star Musicals, the one-off ITV show hosted by John Barrowman where famous celebrities perform iconic musical numbers, has been announced.

Kristin Chenoweth, Kevin Clifton and Trevor Dion Nicholas join Elaine Paige as judges who oversee performances of famous musical theatre numbers by celebrities at the Palladium in London.

As part of the show, Paige and Chenoweth will duet for the first time.

Chenoweth said: "The world needs more shows like All Star Musicals, and I'm honoured to celebrate the art of musical theatre with all the lucky people who get to watch it on television! I know this experience will be one for the books, and with the one and only Elaine Paige at the helm, it will undoubtedly be the best television special of the year. I count myself very fortunate for this opportunity."

Chenoweth's credits include Pushing Daisies, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown and Glinda the Good Witch in the Broadway production of Wicked. Clifton won the most recent series of Strictly Come Dancing with partner Stacey Dooley and made his musical theatre debut in Dirty Dancing. He is currently starring in Rock of Ages. Past WhatsOnStage Award winner and host Dion Nicholas continues to play the Genie in the West End production of Aladdin.

The date for the show is currently unconfirmed. All Star Musicals was previously broadcast in 2017, featuring Michael Crawford and Freddie Flintoff. The show returns to ITV this spring.